Thongs and Queenslanders in the Aussie snow 2018 – DAY EIGHT
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Dinner plains to Marlay Point Foreshore Reserve (339km 4.16hrs)
1. DINNER PLAIN to TRINCULO SHIPWRECK (274km 3.32hrs) 773 Shoreline drive, golden beach
When we got back to the van everything in there was so cold. So glad we didn’t try vanning it in the snow.
The first rest stop was on Golden Beach where we found a cool Shipwreck. Well, the rusty skeleton of what was left. Loved the rich colours of rusting metal against the white sands and clear blue skies. The juxtaposition of nature’s serenity and the ship’s forsaken history offers a unique canvas for artistic expression.
A series of gales blew the Trinculo off course near Wilsons Promontory around 1879, finally running aground along 90 Mile Beach. Fortunately, no lives were lost.
A shipwreck resting on a tranquil beach is a study in contrasts. The stark, weathered remains of a vessel meet the soft, pristine shoreline with a grace that is both melancholic and poetic. Photographers are drawn to this dramatic dichotomy, capturing the raw beauty of decay against the backdrop of nature’s tranquility.
The beauty of shipwreck photography on a beach extends beyond aesthetics. It’s a call to reflection, a reminder of the relentless power of nature and the fragility of human creations. Photographers capture the profound vulnerability of these stranded vessels, prompting us to contemplate our place in the grand scheme of the natural world.
2. TRINCULO SHIPWRECK to MARLEY FORESHORE RESERVE (65km, 1hr) 696 Marlay Point Rd Clydebank
On the way to the next stop, we did find the below cute little farmhouse but I believe this has been demolished since. However, still wanted to include it to make the point that slow travel allows you to discover on the way.
3. MARLAY FORESHORE RESERVE
The night stop at Marlay Point Foreshore Reserve was pretty special, with both sunset(soft Pinks and blue) and sunrise(Bright) colouring me happy. The whole of lake Wellington reflects the colourful sky. But at a crisp 2 degrees, even without the snow, it was not the warmest experience.
In many regions, winter sunsets are characterized by vibrant hues. The cold, crisp air and clear skies allow sunlight to scatter differently, creating stunning color gradients. You often see shades of pink, purple, and fiery orange that contrast with the cold, blue surroundings.
Winter sunsets often coincide with a serene and tranquil atmosphere. The world tends to be quieter in the winter months, and this stillness can enhance the experience of watching the sunset.
FREE CAMP with toilets, BBQ, swim, tables, pets