Loch Ard Gorge

Uploaded: April 30, 2018 08:42:31 | Entered: April 30, 2018 08:46:35


From Wiki:
The gorge is named after the clipper ship Loch Ard, which ran aground on nearby Muttonbird Island on 1 June 1878 approaching the end of a three-month journey from England to Melbourne. Of the fifty-four passengers and crew, only two survived: Tom Pearce, at 19 years of age, a ship's apprentice, and Eva Carmichael, an Irishwoman emigrating with her family, at 19 years of age. According to memorials at the site, Pearce was washed ashore and rescued Carmichael from the water after hearing her cries for help. Pearce then proceeded to climb out of the gorge to raise the alarm to local pastoralists who immediately set into plan a rescue attempt. After three months in Australia Carmichael returned to Europe. Four of her family members drowned that night. Pearce was hailed as a hero, and continued his life living until age 49. He is buried in Southampton, England.

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Bob Cournoyer level-classic April 30, 2018

Beautiful area, great light/clouds.... :-)
Happy non-theme day #1707621

Mitch Spence level-classic April 30, 2018

I like this strong point of view with the foreground and sides framing the water. #11696399

Terry A. Stoa April 30, 2018

Thanks a bunch Bob and Mitch! This was a very fine place to visit... #11696423

Harvey A. Ravitch April 30, 2018

Outstanding capture, & View! Well composed, lit.. #11696495

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic May 01, 2018

Beautiful sky, clouds, mountains and water. #11697165

Terry A. Stoa May 02, 2018

Thank you Harvey and Amanda. #11697633

Carol Quina level-classic May 12, 2018

Beautiful scene. Great colors. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! #11700033

Martha R. Mazon level-classic May 21, 2018

Very beautiful, Terry! #11702039

Terry A. Stoa May 22, 2018

Thank you Carol and Martha! #11702318

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic May 31, 2018

Congratulations on your gold! #11704186

Bob Cournoyer level-classic May 31, 2018

Yee Haw, Terry... :-) #11704197

Teresa L. Brooks May 31, 2018

Congratulations Terry #11704513

Terry A. Stoa June 01, 2018

Thank you kindly Amanda, Bob and Teresa! #11704765

Michele Peterson level-classic June 02, 2018

Really amazing area and capture, Terry! So happy to see this get gold, congratulations! #11705238

Terry A. Stoa June 03, 2018

Thanks a bunch, Michele! #11705525

John D. Roach level-addict August 28, 2018

Fine image and thanks for the story to support the scene. Congrats. #11721993

Lydia Williams level-classic August 28, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous...would love to be there...well done, Terry. Congratulations on your goldens! #11721998

Bob Cournoyer level-classic August 28, 2018

Woot Woot, Terry, for your wonderful POTD.... :-) #11722001

Melvin Ness level-classic August 28, 2018

A great photo combined with an interesting description just makes for a worthy winner. #11722002

Martha R. Mazon level-classic August 28, 2018

I love this one, Terry! Congratulations on the POTD! #11722004

Harvey A. Ravitch August 28, 2018

Excellent choice & Well Earned POTD! #11722005

Mitch Spence level-classic August 28, 2018

WTG, Terry, and congratulations on the double gold honors. #11722019

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic August 28, 2018

Glad you received the POTD as well! #11722020

Carol Quina level-classic August 28, 2018

Congratulations on your POTD for this lovely capture. Happy Birthday as well! #11722057

Ria Smit level-classic August 28, 2018

So reminds me of the south west coast of Victoria, Australia. Just as dramatic and well captured. Thank you. #11722115

Chuck Green level-classic August 29, 2018

Congrats on your gorgeous winner and POTD, Terry! <>< #11722229

Terry A. Stoa September 01, 2018 1

Thanks for the kind comments Lydia, Bob, Melvin, Martha, Harvey, Mitch, Amanda, Carol, Ria, and Chuck! I appreciate them all. #11723004

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