What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

Known today as The Twelve Apostles, this gorgeous limestone formation along the Great Ocean Road was known as the Sow and Piglets until 1922, when it was thought something more catchy might help lure the tourist masses.  The site has only sported nine of these limestone stacks in living memory, and we’re presently down to eight of them, but I guess poetic license prevailed.  Erosion first creates a cave, then further erosion turns that into an arch, the arch collapses…Kodak moment!  On reflection, I think I prefer the original moniker!  (Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia, 31 March, 2011)

Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call…

The Great Ocean Road is a 151-mile stretch of awesomeness on the south-eastern coast of Australia, starting near Melbourne in the town of Torquay.  Known as The Grotto, this little arch is only one of many spectacular sights along a road that simply drips with photo opportunities.  (30 March, 2011  Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia)