I spent most of last week at Apollo Bay, a small coastal town about 3 hours west of Melbourne. The town itself sits on the Great Ocean Road, a justifiably famous scenic coastal road. In reality, all of the family needed some down time and we spent a lot of the week in wonderfully low key activities, like wandering rather aimlessly along beaches and going to look at waterfalls - all in all it was just what the doctor ordered.
One of our beach 'routines' is the building of rock towers, with the aim of getting as many balanced on top of each other as possible. I really like doing this with the kids as there are a vast amount of things going on inside your head as you try to get the most stones in one tower.
I also can't help but think of some of the sculptures done by Andy Goldsworthy when I make these towers - stones telling stories, bringing (brief) order to otherwise disordered things and the transience of human construction. And I also just plain enjoy building them!
I think that there are 23 stones in this tower - I tried for 25 but it collapsed!
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