I’m in northern Tasmania this week. I haven’t had a lot of time to do any shooting, but managed to get up to Low Head, on the coast of Bass Strait, for a while before the sun went down this evening.
Afterwards, I headed for the east coast. Tonight’s base is Coles Bay, and tomorrow I will do some exploring around Freycinet NP before heading up the coat towards the Bay of Fires.
I seem to say this about almost every place I’ve visited, but Heron Island is one of my favourite places in the world. Unlike the more famous Whitsundays and other islands on the Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island is a coral cay – formed from the collection of sand, seeds and ultimately vegetation on a shallow coral reef. This means that Heron Island is surrounded by reef. As soon as you step off the beach, you’re snorkelling over coral, sharing the water with a variety of animals including tropical fish, reef sharks, turtles and giant clams.
When picking up the hire car in Adelaide, the lady said not to go the coast road because “there’s nothing there”. I’m glad I ignored her.
This is Doorway Rock, off the coast of Robe.
Also in Robe, this is The Obelisk. Erected on Cape Dombey in 1852, it was used to assist in navigation and to store rocket lifesaving equipment. Rockets were fired carrying baskets, which would then carry back passengers from distressed ships, saving many lives along this hazardous coastline.
A little further along is the town of Millicent, which is home of the largest wind farm development in the southern hemisphere.