WBSW4: Views from the Ketch

8 September 2017, At sea between Fortescue Bay and Maria Island, Tasmania
Wineglass Bay Sail Walk Day 2

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The previous post was views of the ketch; this is views from the ketch, as we sail from Fortescue Bay to near Maria Island.

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Looks like an airplane taking off from the clouds.

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A bit different here. Perhaps more like a seal poking it’s head above the water.

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Dolphins!  Hard to catch though.  At one point, one rolled over on its side directly below me where I was sitting on the bow and we had sustained eye-to-eye contact.

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Got lucky!  One leap, one exposure!

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As we sail along, these are of the east coast of Tasmania but I can’t be more specific than that.  Some may be of Yellow Bluff Creek Forest Reserve, some of Cape Bernier Nature Reserve and some of private land in the middle.

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I suspect this is the southern tip of Maria Island and many of the following ones are also of Maria Island.

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This must be the sandy neck that connects the two parts of Maria Island, rather like Bruny Island.  We return here the next morning.

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On the last ones, we are heading towards our anchorage for the night, off the coast of the “mainland”.  I’m not sure what we are looking at here but it’s to the north.  Maybe Freycinet Peninsula and Schouten Island.

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Sunset is upon us.

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This and the next one are definitely on the coast of the “mainland”.

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You might have to click on the image for a larger view to see it clearly but this island is starting to lift out of the sea.  Probably becoming full of methane as a consequence of global warming.  I was lucky to catch it in time before it shook itself free of the sea and zoomed off into the sky.

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We are at or near our anchorage for the night, on the coast of the Tasmanian “mainland”.  Not sure exactly where, perhaps Boot Bay.

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8 comments on “WBSW4: Views from the Ketch

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Beautiful photos and a very lucky capture of the dolphin.

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  2. Rebel Girl says:

    Beautiful photos. The dolphin was amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

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