Limestone Cliffs and Apostles

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We started our day trip from Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road. The first stop in the morning at the Loch Ard Gorge took me in completely. There are limestone cliffs with stunning views of the blue ocean water crashing waves into the cliffs. The ocean water eroded the giant limestone rocks over 10 to 20 million years, creating the cliffs.

A few miles from the Loch Ard Gorge, giant apostles are standing in the middle of the ocean waters. The stormy Southern Ocean and strong winds chipped away at the softer limestone to form caves in the cliffs. Over millions of years, caves were carved out to become arches: when those collapsed, apostles as high as 150-200 feet were left isolated from the shore.

The magnitude of the cliffs and apostles created over millions of years made me think I am a tiny and transient little spec in the journey of Mother Earth. The beauty of the ambiance and the sound of the ocean waves felt soothing and rejuvenating.

Apostle - Port Campell National Park - Australia -2
Apostle - Port Campell National Park - Australia -1

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  1. Zack Thomas
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