Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday, Oct 1st, Apollo Bay


Do you know what the tallest flowering plant, and hardwood tree, in the world is?  Or where it is?

Australian Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus Regnans), in Tasmania is 327 feet.  This one's a little shorter in Mait's Rest Rainforest, Victoria.

But, you say, this doesn't look like a rainforest?  Lower your gaze.  A remnant of Godwana, this stretch of Australian coast has the perfect conditions to also support Australian Tree Ferns. Pre-dating the dinosaurs, the variations of this early earth resident are the source of most of our present-day oil.

The Twelve Apostles are broken coastal limestone stacks (there is really only eight) nearby that must hold the record for most appearances in the background of selfies.

Finally, we found the elusive Echidna.  We were checking out a surf spot, and happened to look down on the cliff below us.  It gets my vote for the cutest Australian.

Here is a link to the photos taken today.
Thursday, Oct 1st, Apollo Bay.

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