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Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Australia

To say that my visits to the southern coast of Australia on the Great Ocean Road was one of the most incredible places I have ever been is an understatement.  The entire road is about 150 miles long and starts near Torquay Beach (near where I golfed with the kangaroos) and goes west towards Warnambool.  The landscape changes from lush rain forests with mountains gently meeting the ocean to limestone cliffs meeting rough seas.

These photos, of the limestone cliffs near Port Campbell, are unfortunately not the best quality as my negatives were damaged.

There are many named formations such as The Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.

London Bridge pre 1990 Collapse
London Bridge pre 1990 Collapse

I was fortunate enough to see London bridge in 1989 before it collapsed in January of 1990. Continue reading Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell, Australia

Playing with Kangaroos

The kangaroos in Australia are as common as deer are here though the roos are not as timid.  This place was near Adelaide in South Australia and was a refuge for kangaroos.  The area was very large and the public was only allowed in a small area.  If the kangaroos did not wan to socialize they just hopped off.

Petting a Joey was quite the experience.  These are all scanned from 35mm negatives.

Australian Golf Hazards

I golfed here 2 or 3 times a year.  Some times it required shooing the kangaroos off the greens with a putter.  They were rather friendly but they can cause bodily damage so caution was always in the back of your mind.  It really, in hindsight, was very surreal.