Great Ocean Road rock piling addiction – a little photo story

Written by Gary on February 22nd, 2016

It starts off as an idle thought of what to do at the beach on a cool cloudy day without your wet suit ….

Your mind starts to wander … and then you see some nice rounded rocks …. and you think… why not pile them up …

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after all, a beautiful coastline could always do with a bit more interest, couldn’t it?

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and then you do another … this time with a bit more thought in construction …

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and then some more … even higher ….

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you find some nice big rocks to use as backdrops …..

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and then .. you are addicted…. you start doing them up the river too…

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and you start getting really good at it …

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and you just can’t stop ….

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then along comes someone to copy your craze, but rather pathetically, as everyone knows that this rock is not going to work like that!

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while other tourists appreciate all the hard work and stop to take pics …

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and eventually much of the beach is covered in rock cairns … and it looks kind of weird, rather than beautiful ….

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Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia.

All images shot with Olympus OM-D cameras and the pro lenses.

Of course I did not create these cairns I don’t have that much OCD – otherwise I would carry a big tripod and a Canikon dSLR with big lenses – although there is nothing wrong with that!

 

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