Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Petrified Forest in Cape Bridewater near Portland for Treasure Tuesday


This area is called the petrified forest from an early theory that advancing sand engulfed an ancient forest of coastal trees that once covered the sea cliff, petrifying them for all time.

Actually the formation is a collection of hollow tubes of limestone called “solution pipes”, eroded by millions of years of rainfall. The process starts when water gathers in a shallow pan of sand and seeps downwards dissolving the limestone. The mineral saturated water then cements the sand, forming hard, trunk-shaped pipes. Most pipes around Cape Bridgewater are only three metres high, although some are as much as twenty metres.

The Petrified Forest is easily accessible from the car park at the end of Blowholes Road, Cape Bridgewater.

I have been to this area 4 times in total. This is the most recent snap. 

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  1. Precioso detalle de ese "bosque petrificado" con un buen colorido y una mejor explicación

  2. This place is amazing! I have never heard of this process. It looks like another planet.

    1. I saw similar in China. I heard this also existed in Croatia and Brazil.

  3. Really something that is a unusual for us.
    This is the magic of photography.
    There is also a petrified forest on a Greek island, Lesvos.

  4. This area fascinates me. I can see why you return.

  5. What a fascination rock formation. Love all the color and shapes.

  6. ...I've never seen petrified wood in person.

  7. I do like the colour and shapes.
    Thanks for including the information about this.

    All the best Jan

  8. Aww, you spoilt a good story about old trees with facts. The rock colours are strong.

  9. I can see why they acquired their name, they a great and love the colours.

  10. Yes--- the colors, the textures, the shapes! Marvelous!

  11. Un lugar de una belleza que te hace fijar en él y bien se podía dar por buena la versión del bosque cubierto por la arena.


  12. These are wonderful. Thanks for the explanation.

  13. WOW! During our recent trip we saw many wonderful natural formations. But we didn't go to the Portland area, a pitty, it looks so interesting - these hollow limestone tubes are truly a natural treasure. I have only seen a REAL petrified forest once, a few years ago in Namibia.
    All the best from Austria, Traude

  14. So beautiful. I would love to explore your beautiful country.

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  15. Such an intriguing revelation about the Petrified Forest! Nature's ability to create such unique formations never ceases to amaze. Thanks for sharing this captivating glimpse into the natural world

  16. What interesting formations. The nature is amazing. All the time you show us this!
    Happy WW and a fine week!

  17. This is totally amazing and nature is just awesome.
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  18. Nature is amazing and your photos are too. I have been there but a long time ago, such an interesting part of our wonderful country.

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