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... which is mined in Australia for steel.
At last we reached the Twelve Apostles. The most stunningly beautiful view imaginable. The limestone rocks stand up in the sea and have been given different names - Twelve Apostles are the most famous but others are The Grotto, London Bridge and The Arch. The formation is constantly changing due to the sea pounding on the rocks. Last time we were here we took a helicopter fighter over them, which is a definite must.
... colours he could see. We took a look at The Bay of Islands, a series of 20 stone stacks off the coastline, similar to the Apostles but not as high. The stormy skies around the area made for great photos (not so much the wind!).
The next day we awoke to perfect weather and clear sunny skies. We took the opportunity that morning to see the big attraction - the Twelve Apostles, something that has always been ...
... the late 1800s hundreds of ships carrying goods and immigrants had wrecked there. A particularly notable one was the Loch Ard, which in 1878 had almost completed its 3 month voyage from Gravesend England, when a sea mist obscured its vision and it ran aground at Mutton Bird Island. Of the 54 people in board, only 2 made it to land and survived. We saw the cove that they washed up in. One was a young man who had held on underneath a lifeboat all night, and ...
... time we were staying in a cow shed!!
It was amazing! after about 40 minutes of driving and David saying 'where have you bought me?' we arrived in Carlisle River . The couple who own it are bith horticulturist s and she provides foliage for florists......they had both traveled to europe and the garden looked like a National trust place . She had also put the most amazing flowers in the bedroom,lounge,bathroom ....
The cowshed had really been done ...
... which were so sweet they literally tasted like strawberry jam and all manner of funky little stores and providore places. Definitely a favourite place so far! They also have this old railway bridge which they have restored and is a bit of a very secluded and private tourist attraction which we found out from the man at the icecream and spirits cafe. It was just beautiful with a gorgeous little creek and waterfalls, we happily whiled away an hour or two ...
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