Road trip Sydney to Melbourne; Part II

June 17, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Hello….hello

In my last post I’ve described my journey from Sydney to Eden.

Here and now, the journeys continues to Melbourne.

I woke up early in the morning and went to nearby Aslings Beach to catch the sunrise. The air was clean and crisp and the stars were shining beautifully. No city glow anywhere to see.

I didn’t have a chance on the night before to scout for the proper place and was just working of Google Maps satellite images.

I’ve walked in the darkness down the beach, only the beam of my torch bringing light into the pitch darkness. With every step I’ve discovered new grounds and was really excited to find out where this path will bring me.

I got to the end of the beach and found this amazing cliff. The deep cuts and rose colour were incredible.

Aslings beach in Eden as a digital painting

Aslings beach in Eden as a digital painting

An old rock pool was located there, half filled with sand and perfect for reflection. You can see this amazing rock formation on the right hand sand side of the panorama.

Eden morning reflections

Eden morning reflections

After this incredible morning, I had a beautiful breakfast down at the wharf and transferred the images from the camera to my laptop and pretty soon the first image was posted into the world of social media. Love technology.

I left Eden in the mid morning and my next stop was the Green Cape Lighthouse, just an hour from Eden. The Green Cape Lighthouse is NSW most southern lighthouse and stands proud 89m tall. A 20km dirt road will bring you there. It is very beautifully maintained. There was a strong wind, the waves were smashing on the cliff and only a few visitors were there.

“The Lighthouse was built in 1883 and was the first cast concrete lighthouse tower in Australia.  At 29 metres it is the state’s second tallest light. The lightstation is situated on a point of land projecting from Ben Boyd National Park. It is the southernmost lighthouse in New South Wales. Problems occurred during construction when a 6 metre white clay belt was discovered forcing the foundation to be dug to 9 metres altogether.

The original Chance Brothers revolving lantern was fuelled by kerosene and mantle, and produced 100,000 candelas for a radius of 34km. The light was electrified in 1962 and upgraded to 1,000,000 candelas in 1967.

The tower has since been replaced by the latest automated steel lattice skeleton tower with a solar powered light.”

The Green Cape Lightstation

The Green Cape Lightstation

I left there in the early afternoon and then drove non stop to Melbourne. Originally I was planning to stop at Lakes Entrance for the night but circumstances changed. I will explore a bit more of this area on my next road trip.

On my next post I’ll share some images from Melbourne.

Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time….

Rene


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