Bruny Island Cruise

1 September 2017, Bruny Island, Tasmania

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We started off our first day on Bruny Island with a cruise with Bruny Island Cruises that starts from Adventure Bay and travels down the east coast of the island.

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Cliffs near Adventure Bay.

The boats hold 43 people and are open.  The best place to sit is a bit of a puzzle.

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The sea merges into the distant hills.

Going out it’s better to be on the right hand side.  The boat turns around for each point of interest but not while approaching them.

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Natural arch.

You get a lot more spray in the front.

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Headland.

We were at the back at the left, partly because when we got on the boat, almost everywhere else was taken.

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A little patch of greenery hiding at the bottom of the cliffs.

We still got some spray there but were able to move to the very last row, which was better.

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On the right, it looks to me like a mediæval statue of a queen.

I had brought a dry bag with me which meant I could keep my camera dry though where we were sitting it was actually overkill.

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Looking up at the top of the cliffs.

Conditions would be very variable day by day depending on the weather and the sea.

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A keyhole through an isthmus.

You get a lot more bouncing up and down at the front.

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Cormorants on a rock.

So the front may not be so good if you are prone to sea sickness.

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Australian fur seal.

Even where we were in the back, there was someone near us who was under the weather for the whole voyage.

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Fur seals

On the way back (we’re still going out here), it was a lot rougher with a lot of bouncing around at the front.

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A headland at the south of the island.

At that stage, a lot of people quickly abandoned the front and it got quite crowded at the back.

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Imperious wave goodbye.

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A rock and headland at the far south of the island.

I suspect this was our farthest point south.

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On the way back we were still on the left at the rear.

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Bridge Rock, probably.

Though we didn’t stop as much, we were now on the better side and I was able to photograph out the back.

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Snow on a mountain in the distance.

We’re probably looking west and it’s Mount Hartz in Mt Hartz National Park (where we would be going in a few days).

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We leave the small islands below Bruny Island behind.

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… And in the last few images I explore eucalypts on top of the side-lit cliffs.

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12 comments on “Bruny Island Cruise

  1. Robert Hayes says:

    Isn’t it fun to find out the hard way about the front of the vessel?!! Love the keyhole images.

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  2. Leanne Cole says:

    Reminds me of the day I did this, it was really rough and everyone got wet.Lots of people at the back being sick, not me, I was loving it. Thanks for the images and reminder of my trip. You got some great shots.

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  3. Yes, I saw the queen before I even read the comment. I also see a man standing to her right, slightly below her. And the negative space of the keyhole looks like the princess. I’m so glad you took this trip for me, I get seasick in anything too big to row.

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  4. Those seals are so freaking cute !!! I’m so glad you wrote about this place, I’m going to definitley pack a bunch of anti-nausea pills because I’m very prone to sea sickness. When I last visited Australia, we too a ferry to Heron Island. The waters were very rough and I was throwing up for 2 hours straight.

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