Photographer's Note

Gerringong is about 3.5 hours drive south of Sydney. Its name is Aboriginal for "fearful place", possibly referring to the fears held by the original inhabitants when they first saw Europeans sailing up the coast.

The town of Gerringong was first settled in 1854, the majority of settlers being from the Ulster and Munster regions in Northern Ireland and Ireland. In fact, my maternal great-great grandfather settled here after travelling many months from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to Liverpool and then onto Sydney by ship. And then in 1858 by bullock dray to Gerringong with his wife and 13 children.

This photo is of Werri Beach. There is an amazing rock shelf here which reminds me a little of England's Jurassic Coast or the amazing rock formations of Northern Ireland and Scotland, though of course on a much smaller scale. If you come here, make sure you wear waterproof shoes and a spray jacket!

Canon 30D
1/50 seconds
ISO 200
17mm using 17-85mm lens
Lee filter system
Hand held

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