WBSW5: Haunted Bay and Neptune’s Treasures

9 September 2017, Maria Island, Tasmania
Wineglass Bay Sail Walk Day 3

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James returning to the yacht.

After breakfast, we left our anchorage at the Tasmanian mainland and sailed across to Maria Island.   This is really two islands connected by a sandbar and we are here at Shoal bay on the western side of the isthmus.  We have been dropped off on the shore for a walk to Haunted Bay at the southern end of the island.

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Large fungus growing from a tree.

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Flowering acacia (wattle) beside the track.

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Looking up at coastal eucalypts.

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Striated bark on a eucalypt.

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After a steep climb down, here we are at Haunted Bay.  Tasmanian mainland in the distance.

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A tough succulent growing in an exposed position near the sea.

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A variety of colours from lichens on the rocks.

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Striking red lichens on the rocks beside the sea.

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Heading back now, the way we came.

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Looking up at a tall eucalypt.

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Flowering coastal wattle beside the path.

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Back at the isthmus, but on the other side.  This is Riedle Bay.

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Still Riedle Bay, showing more of the cloud.

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A couple of kelp gulls nestling on the beach.

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Striated sand at Riedle Bay.

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And some surf coming in.

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The gulls have stood up as Jools photographs them.

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Now on the other side of the isthmus at Shoal Bay.  A whole selection of Neptune’s treasures left for us to admire in the sand.

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And finally, a dolphin sculpture.

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7 comments on “WBSW5: Haunted Bay and Neptune’s Treasures

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Wonderful array of colours.

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