The Pinnacles Cape Woolamai Phillip Island beach. Located near the South Eastern tip of Phillip Island, on Cape Woolamai in Victoria. The red granite was mined from this area in the early part of the century for Melbourne’s growing metropolis. Late afternoon showing the cliffs and red granite boulder beach.
The old quarry area, on the northern edge of the island not far is a flight of wooden stairs to the beach, where there’s a tall trail sign resembling a street sign. To the left is Cleeland Bight. To the right there is a jumble of granite slabs that were left on the beach when the Old Granite Quarry closed. There are some quite large cut square blocks that remain in place. There are also a few remnant bits of machinery left in place. The quarry opened in 1892 but has long since been abandoned.
High Dynamic Range tone mapped image from 22 Mega Pixel digital file Canon 5D Mk 11.
This image was taken in 21 January 2010
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