WBSW2: Canoe Bay

8 September 2017, Fortescue Bay and Canoe Bay, Tasmania
Wineglass Bay Sail Walk Day 2

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Overnight, we moored nearby at Canoe Bay and in the morning went for a short walk of an hour or so back to Fortescue Bay along the Tasman Trail that runs through the bush along the coast.

 

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These cormorants must be on an old ship sunk as a breakwater for Canoe Bay.  I probably took this from the yacht or the zodiac.

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Jools crossing the bridge over Walkers Creek.

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Ferns fading away.

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A patch of coastline with a small wedge of Fortescue Bay beach in the distance.

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We walked through some fairly damp forest.

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… and after a while came out at Fortescue Bay Beach.

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Overland Track Monochromes 2

24 to 27 August 2017, Overland Track, Tasmania

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Links go to posts with the colour versions of the images (where there may also be more information).  If an image does not have a link, use the preceding one.

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Lichen on tree near Kia Ora Falls.

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Cathedral Mountain from Kia Ora Hut.

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Rainforest.

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Du Cane Hut.

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Fergusson Falls.

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Du Cane Gap rainforest.

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Rainforest in snow.

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Although reality was almost black and white, monochrome images can be quite different from colour ones.

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Overland Track Day 5: Kia Ora Falls

24 August 2017, Overland Track (Kia Ora Hut (Rest Day)), Tasmania

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Today was a rest day at Kia Ora Hut and in the afternoon we went for an excursion to nearby Kia Ora waterfall, scrambling over the buttongrass and sometimes sinking deep into the spaces between the clumps.

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This was finally an opportunity to use the tripod so the first three and last three images in this post were taken using the tripod.

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Rapids below the waterfall.

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Trees with lichen near the waterfall.

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Alpine yellow gum.

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Close-up of lichen on a tree.

These two images are focus stacked (combining multiple images with different points of focus) and you really have to click on one to see it larger and appreciate the depth of detail.

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Lichen again, different tree.

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A view from the hut verandah in late afternoon, Cathedral Mountain in the background, buttongrass moorland in the front.  A rare case of a hut with a view.

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Rosita Harbour

17th November 2015. Rosita Harbour, South Georgia.

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(Map of journey . . . . . . . . . (15. Rosita Harbour)).

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The weather looks fine enough here but it must have been a grey dawn again because we didn’t venture out until after breakfast.  There was a cordon of male fur seals on the edge of the beach, protecting their individual territories so some of the expedition leaders defended a corridor with zodiac paddles to allow us to disembark past the seals.

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After that, the seals were much more thinly spread.

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Looking back at the beach, there are quite a few seals and a few humans amongst them.

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Rather than hang around on the beach and photograph seals, I decided to go for a walk…

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… up  into the snowy distance.  There are a few people ahead of me at the left though you may need to click for a larger image to see them.

 

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But I also had another objective.  I was fascinated by the prospect of photographing the forests of South Georgia.  You might think that it’s effectively part of Antarctica, there would just be rocks and snow but there is vegetation as well.  And in some places the forests may reach a centimetre high or more.  No actual trees, mind you.

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I found the textures on this rock and the living and dead lichen on it particularly fascinating.

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Perhaps you need to click on an image and see it larger to appreciate, but there is a lot of variety in texture and colours in these images.

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All of them are focus bracketed.  Macro shots have an extremely shallow depth of field so I have combined many exposures taken at different points of focus to give a better sense of how we would see it.

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The grasses out of focus in the background give it away but it this a mighty mountain range or some rocks sitting in moss?

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I was climbing to a ridge and I later saw from some other people’s images that there was a spectacular view there over other bays.  But I didn’t get there.  I had spent too much time on the macro shots, it can be very slow walking through heavy snow, and I had to get back to the beach by a specified time, so I got to the point where I just had to turn back.  This was probably taken at that point.

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I wasn’t quite as far out of time as I had feared.  I felt relieved when I saw there were still people just ahead of me. If you click on this image, you can see that the two people in the middle left are well before the beach and that on the beach there are numerous seals and at least one person and a zodiac to the right.

 

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These were taken later, from the ship.

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We were heading back again to Salisbury Plain, for an afternoon landing, the last of the trip.

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Sakalava Weavers and Dancing Sifakas at Berenty

26th October 2015. Berenty, Madagascar.

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Sakalava weavers and their hanging nests (there is only one bird visible but there are others inside the nests).

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White man’s burden?  Ringtailed lemur sitting on wooden sculpture.

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Plants from the desert garden near the cabins.

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… and also, a chameleon….

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More dancing sifakas, this one coming straight towards me.

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… and finally, one on a roof.

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Reunion Monochromes

10th to 13th October 2015. Reunion.
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The images that follow are monochrome conversions of colour images that appeared in the four previous posts covering my recent visit to Reunion.  The images are in chronological order.  Click on a link below an image for the post containing the colour version of that image and other contextual and historical information.  If there is no link with the image, look for the last link in the preceding images.  Similarly, if there is no label the previous one applies.

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Cilaos.

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Grand Galet.

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South Coast.

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Vieux Port.

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Piton Sainte Rose.

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Sentier Botanique de Bras Cabot.

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Hell-bourg from La Fenêtre.

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Salazie from La Fenêtre.

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Beldevere de Bois Court.

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Saint-Leu.

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Le Maido.

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Salazie.

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Hell-bourg.

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Trivia note:  There is now nearly 9,000 images on this blog and we have just passed 250,000 words.

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Salazie

13th October 2015. Reunion.

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This is the Cirque de Mafate from the viewpoint at Le Maido.  Originally, I had the idea of getting there at dawn but after the wonderful dinner and socialising the night before this was never likely.  So I arrived in mid-morning.  As I walked in from the carpark, someone told me I’d better hurry.  The cloud was moving in.  This is probably the village of La Nouvelle.

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This is my route for the day.  From my accomodation above the west coast, I went first to the viewpoint at Le Maido and next visited the Natural History Museum in the capital St Denis.  Form there I went to Hellbourg in the Cirque de Salazie, stopping for some roadside waterfalls on the way and thence to my accomodation for the night at Grand Ilet.  As always in Reunion, there were any number of wonderful places to walk to for someone with more time.  The next morning I drove out to the airport.

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Looking down, probably on Grand Place.

The Cirque de Mafate was first settled by runaway slaves from 1730.  Even today there are no roads and no vehicles.  The only way to get there is to walk in, though there are various places to stay.

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As I was warned, I did not have much time here.  There are seven images showing various views from the time I arrived to the time when there was nothing to see and there is only twenty-five minutes between them.

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Some people who live in the Cirque de Mafate may be as close as twelve kilometres from the capital, yet have never left the Cirque and never seen a car.

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Probably Les Trois Salazes on the horizon and the village of Marla below.

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In come the clouds.

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Nothing left to see (of the view anyway).

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Le Maido is about twelve kilometres from the coast but it is 1500 metres up.  Consequently there are many panoramic views on the way down.

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In St Denis I visited the Musée d’Histoire Naturelle and encountered another dodo, originally from Mauritius and commonly thought to be extinct.  This is the Plaster of Paris sub-species (we are in France after all) and probably not as rare as the brass subspecies we saw in Mauritius.  It wasn’t moving much while I was there and there’s one of its skeletons on the right.  That wasn’t moving much either.  Behind it on the wall are depictions of the Rodrigues Island Solitaire, another large flightless bird that became extinct after the arrival of Europeans.  Rodrigues is a small island east of Mauritius.  The solitaire was about the size of a swan and like the dodo, the Solitaire was descended from pigeons.

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There was also an aye-aye here.  A rare nocturnal lemur from Madagascar, it is most notable from its one elongated finger that it uses to fish grubs out of holes it makes in the wood of trees.  It finds its food using tapping and echolocation.  Traditionally, it is an object of superstition and fear amongst the Malagasy.

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Moving on from St Denis, this is Cascade du Voile de la Mariée (Bridal Veil Waterfall), just before Hell-Bourg.

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This image and the next three are also from the side of the road, just before Hell-Bourg.

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The remaining images are at or near the charming village of Hell-bourg in the Cirque de Salazie.

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Hell-Bourg was awarded the title of “Most Beautiful Vilage in France” in 2000.  (Reunion is part of France).

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You could buy a holiday cottage or a place to live here.  This one probably avoids the real estate cliché of “best house on the street”.

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