Photographer's Note

Loch Ard Gorge, Australia. One of the 'hotspots' you can find when driving along the Great Ocean Road.
Beautiful rockformations, wild water and (in the old days) an utterly dangerous place for ships.

There are 700 ships believed to have been wrecked along the Victorian coast, but fewer than a third of them have been discovered.

Tourists travelling down the Great Ocean Road towards Port Campbell can follow the Historic Shipwreck Trail that signposts 25 of the best-known wrecks.
Perhaps the most famous is that of the Loch Ard. (now you see where tha name comes from) an iron-hulled clipper ship that was lost in 1878 while sailing from England to Melbourne. Only two people from the 54 passengers and crew survived.

Loch Ard Gorge is one of the places to visit in the Port Campbell area - definitely worth going!

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