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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Fri 07 Jun, 2019 7:02 pm

What, a bag and the Hamburger you dropped in the sand :)

McDonald's Mountain?

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby robl » Fri 07 Jun, 2019 7:27 pm

I can see how "the hamburger" has misled you. The bag is talking, and it is not about Macca's.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby vagrom » Fri 07 Jun, 2019 9:11 pm

Banksia Ornata, Desert Banksia of western Vic & SA. But the rock doesn't ring a bell.
Could be a desert Park but the plants look marine.
Port Campbell Port Fairy, sandstone and basalt?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby robl » Fri 07 Jun, 2019 9:40 pm

Genus correct, but wrong species. No basalt, but geology interesting for Victoria.
What interested me most about this pic was the erosion on the "bag".
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby vagrom » Fri 07 Jun, 2019 9:51 pm

We only have 2 species in SA. The serated leaves are interesting - not marginata ? But now i've found a Croajingolonensis as well. Web's not that helpful.
Not at Shipwreck Creek ?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby robl » Fri 07 Jun, 2019 10:16 pm

You did well to find Croajingolonensis (sic).

"B. croajingolensis is known to occur only along a single drainage line, which drains a coastal heathland above the south bank of Shipwreck Creek in East Gippsland, Victoria. About 480 individual plants are known."

I would guess not B. croajingolensis, which looks more like integrifolia or marginata than (say) serrata.

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/emuwe ... bliography

Not Shipwreck Creek, but you are looking in the more correct half of Victoria.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby vagrom » Sat 08 Jun, 2019 3:39 pm

At Squeaking Beach, on the Prom ?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby robl » Sat 08 Jun, 2019 4:33 pm

Not Squeaky Beach.
The prom is all granite. You were correct in identifying sandstone earlier.
The unusual erosion on the sandstone boulder is meant to be a clue. This the only place that I have seen erosion like this.
Fortunately this a full days walk from the car park and is likely to remain undisturbed. (despite the area being known by surfers as having good surf)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby robl » Mon 10 Jun, 2019 8:31 am

A feature near the previous pic.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby potato » Tue 11 Jun, 2019 11:19 am

robl wrote:A feature near the previous pic.


Is this feature the Iron Prince?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby robl » Tue 11 Jun, 2019 12:38 pm

"Is this feature the Iron Prince?"

Iron Prince Reef near Cape Howe.
Here banskia serrata is common and the winds blow strongly from 2 directions eroding rocks from each side as the dunes move easterly over the centuries and millennia.

Your pic now, potato.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby potato » Tue 11 Jun, 2019 2:47 pm

robl wrote:"Is this feature the Iron Prince?"

Iron Prince Reef near Cape Howe.
Here banskia serrata is common and the winds blow strongly from 2 directions eroding rocks from each side as the dunes move easterly over the centuries and millennia.

Your pic now, potato.


Thanks robl, I'll post something soon. What is the unusual erosion you noted on the boulder?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby potato » Tue 11 Jun, 2019 3:46 pm

Which beach is this in the ACT?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Tue 11 Jun, 2019 4:18 pm

Steamers Beach?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby robl » Tue 11 Jun, 2019 6:25 pm

potato wrote:
robl wrote:"Is this feature the Iron Prince?"

Iron Prince Reef near Cape Howe.
Here banskia serrata is common and the winds blow strongly from 2 directions eroding rocks from each side as the dunes move easterly over the centuries and millennia.

Your pic now, potato.


Thanks robl, I'll post something soon. What is the unusual erosion you noted on the boulder?


The boulders were placed on the rock shelf behind the dunes when the sea level here was relatively higher in the mid-holocene and were originally more rounded. In the late holocene these rocks were stranded from the sea and acted upon by wind and sand. The erosion resulted in facets being formed at roughly right angles. More usually wind erosion acts from many directions without forming facets. At this time in this area we have prevailing westerlies interspersed with east coast lows. (causing the facets) This would likely to have been the case through the Meghalayan age.

Holocene geomorphology is a hobby for me. I am just a layperson, so please excuse if I am wrong.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby potato » Wed 12 Jun, 2019 8:07 am

Tyreless wrote:Steamers Beach?
Yes! All yours Tyreless.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby potato » Wed 12 Jun, 2019 8:16 am

robl wrote:
potato wrote:
robl wrote:"Is this feature the Iron Prince?"

Iron Prince Reef near Cape Howe.
Here banskia serrata is common and the winds blow strongly from 2 directions eroding rocks from each side as the dunes move easterly over the centuries and millennia.

Your pic now, potato.


Thanks robl, I'll post something soon. What is the unusual erosion you noted on the boulder?


The boulders were placed on the rock shelf behind the dunes when the sea level here was relatively higher in the mid-holocene and were originally more rounded. In the late holocene these rocks were stranded from the sea and acted upon by wind and sand. The erosion resulted in facets being formed at roughly right angles. More usually wind erosion acts from many directions without forming facets. At this time in this area we have prevailing westerlies interspersed with east coast lows. (causing the facets) This would likely to have been the case through the Meghalayan age.

Holocene geomorphology is a hobby for me. I am just a layperson, so please excuse if I am wrong.


Thats a reasonably fair interpretation of the rocks. I did an undergrad in soft rock geology many many many moons ago, some would say well before the meghalayan age. That said, I wouldn't call myself an expert but I do look for high-stand features in Tas when I am there as they are plentiful.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Thu 13 Jun, 2019 8:56 am

Thanks spud. NSW again.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 13 Jun, 2019 9:17 am

Aherns :)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Thu 13 Jun, 2019 9:31 am

That's it, WFBW. The plaque reads:

"The conditions of a solitary bird are five:
The first, that it flies to the highest point;
the second, that it does not suffer for company,
not even of its own kind;
the third, that it aims its beak to the skies;
the fourth, that it does not have a definite color
the fifth, that it sings very softly.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 13 Jun, 2019 11:56 am

Thanks.... NSW again:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby potato » Thu 13 Jun, 2019 3:27 pm

There is a lot of sandstone out there. Looks like somewhere along the Colo but do you have any clues?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 13 Jun, 2019 8:30 pm

potato wrote:There is a lot of sandstone out there. Looks like somewhere along the Colo but do you have any clues?
Fair way south of the Colo

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Thu 13 Jun, 2019 9:16 pm

Morton NP?
Maybe on the way to Folly Point.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 13 Jun, 2019 9:31 pm

crollsurf wrote:Morton NP?
Maybe on the way to Folly Point.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 13 Jun, 2019 11:49 pm

Sort of reminds me of somewhere on the lower Grose that I can't place. Maybe Browns Ridge or somewhere in that area?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Fri 14 Jun, 2019 7:43 am

Reminds me of a view you can get on the way to Karloo pools in the Royal....but I wouldn’t be putting my last dollar on it?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Fri 14 Jun, 2019 9:00 am

Nope. West (more WSW) of Karloo (about 60km away). About 80km south of the Colo. Not Morton NP. I quite liked the previous photo btw.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Fri 14 Jun, 2019 11:09 am

With that clue I'm now thinking more likely Nattai. Maybe going down Starlights Trail or overlooking Rocky Waterholes Creek?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Fri 14 Jun, 2019 11:55 am

johnw wrote:With that clue I'm now thinking more likely Nattai. Maybe going down Starlights Trail or overlooking Rocky Waterholes Creek?

Close enough.... the valley in view is actually the unnamed creek that starlights parallels down to the river. Was being a bit of a sm@rt@r$e as this was taken from the Ahearns lookout track just as you climb up onto Ahearn head itself, probably only about 300m east of the first (northernmost) lookout on the head and maybe 600 or so metres from where the previous photo was taken.
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