These stately limestone stacks off the southeastern coast of Australia are constantly changing due to erosion. In fact, even the number of stacks is changing but the iconic name is not. Today, only eight Apostles remain in this famous cluster, but many more stacks stand along the coastline.
This charming structure on Australia’s southeastern coast is a lighthouse no more, but preserved as a historical monument. I love technology, especially sustainable solutions to human problems. However, I have to admit my nostalgia when I think that now there is a solar-powered light in front of the original structure that efficiently emits three white flashes every 18 seconds. Where’s the romance!
We recently visited New England for a graduation and stayed in a Tiny House on the pond pictured here. Since we were busy with graduation activities, we were only at our Tiny House during the morning and evening hours when the bugs were out in force. When shooting these photos, I had to work fast and run for cover! Also, I am sorry to say the bugs kept us from floating romantically in either of the little boats available on the pond.
Nevertheless, this tranquil spot in woods of Vermont made the return to my house in mega suburbia bittersweet. By the way, kudos to the graduate!
This is another and very different view of an amazing beach, composed entirely of cockle shells, in western Australia. In the prior post, I wrote about how the shells were compacted and how deep they were. I also mentioned that, in the past, the compacted shells were mined in blocks similar to cinder blocks and used for construction. Now, I will add that, while staying in a town near the beach, we had dinner at a small restaurant with walls made of the shell blocks. Because of the shells, the acoustics in the tiny, one-story establishment were tremendous. It would have been a great place for a concert, but then there would have been no room for dining! To see the previous post, click here.