WBSW3: Sailing

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

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After our morning’s walk we headed off from Fortescue Bay towards Maria Island.

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This is the cockpit, I think, where we are able to sit in comfort enclosed from the weather and the spray and watch the world go by….

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Skipper James at the wheel.

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We were lucky with the conditions.  We had a good breeze behind us so we were able to cruise along under sail.  The main sail is up, slightly reefed.

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… and a jib is up on a fore mast.

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Looking up, at the bow.

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We were making so much headway that even the ocean was curving away from the boat.

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Looking back from the bow.

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Of course, there was also the passing countryside to observe.

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More from the stern, now.

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Silhouettes in the sun.

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Mitch, the cook, at the bow.

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Looking back from the bow.

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This one of me taken by the outgoing captain (whose name escapes me at the moment).  Mitch in the background.

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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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WBSW1: Cape Hauy

7 September 2017, Fortescue Bay and Cape Hauy, Tasmania
Wineglass Bay Sail Walk Day 1

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A few weeks earlier, I undertook the Overland Track in Winter with the Tasmanian Walking Company.  Now, also with the same company, Jools and I were starting off on the six-day Wineglass Bay Sail Walk.  Each day we would go for walks in wild locations on the east coast of Tasmania and then we would sail on a 23-metre (75 foot) ketch to the next location.

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Looking back at the beach at Fortescue Bay.

We met at a hotel in Hobart at 7am and were driven through Eaglehawk Neck to Fortescue Bay, on the east cost of the Tasman Peninsula.  Here we commenced a four-hour return walk to Cape Hauy.

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Banksia Marginata.

There were five of us, plus a guide.  Later on the boat we would meet the two skippers (one handing over to the other) and the cook.

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Looking north.  Maria Island in the distance to the right.  We are to be heading in that direction.

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Cheverton Rock.

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Looking out to the end of the cape with Cheverton Rock in the distance (I had a long lens for the previous shot).

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Straight down.

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Looking south towards Cape Pillar.

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A small stack below the cliffs.

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We are walking back by this time.

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Here you can see the Tasman Island Lighthouse poking up behind the end of the Cape Pillar peninsula.

In 1987 I photographed Tasman Island Lighthouse from Cape Pillar as part of the From Dusk Till Dawn project.  One of those images became the frontispiece of the book (fourth image in this post).

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Looking back at Cheverton Rock.

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Looking north.  The rocks are about four kilometres away.  I was told their name but don’t remember.

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Rain was threatening but didn’t eventuate.

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Coastal wattle in flower.

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Now back near the Fortescue Bay beach,  some of our party are heading out to the Lady Eugenie, our home for the next five nights.

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MoNA

4 September 2017, Hobart, Tasmania

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Our main objective in visiting Hobart was to visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MoNA).

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This involves a ride up the Derwent River from Hobart in a Catamaran.

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There are many wonderful, bizarre and unique exhibits inside the museum but I didn’t take any photographs inside (though I could have done).  I felt it would have been too much just photographing art works without interpretation and that didn’t appeal to me at the time.

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So here are some of the wonderful outside sculptures (in this case also a building).

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We could see this from inside the bulding but it took some exploring to find it.

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The weather held off for us but intermittently there was some very heavy rain.

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This is back to the sculpture of the truck.

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Back on the Hobart waterfront.  I paced it out and this is a 70 foot ketch, of similar size to the one we were soon to sail on.  This is very different though.  Although modern, it is a hybrid replica of ships from say the eighteenth century.  The purpose is for commercial day trips from Hobart.

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Lastly we walked around Battery Point and I photographed some of the charming old cottages.  This is at Arthur’s Circus.

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A bit further on, round the corner on Hampden Road.

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Tahune Air Walk

3 September 2017, Tahune Air Walk, Tasmania

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Tahune air walk provides a remarkable opportunity to walk through a forest at near tree top level.

 

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Huon River.

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Meeting of Huon and Picton Rovers.

Usually I present my images chronologically.  Here they are more thematically.

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First are images that include the Huon river.

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Next are images where we look across at the trees from way up in the ait.

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This is a knot in a tree trunk, probably where a branch used to be, but it is a long way off the ground.

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Finally, we have images looking straight down from the air walks.

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These are big ferns.  it’s a long way down.

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Hartz Mountains National Park

3 September 2017, Hartz Mountains National Park, Tasmania

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Waratah Lookout.

We were driving from Bruny Island to Hobart, which wasn’t far, so we went a bit out of out way to a couple of interesting locations.  One of these was Hartz Mountains National Park.  We only skimmed the surface here.  For one thing we didn’t have a lot of time and for another, the weather was a bit too damp to go for a long walk.

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We must have visited Keogh’s Falls, which is close to the road, but evidently I didn’t consider it worthy of a photograph.  This on the approaches to Arve Falls.

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From Arve Falls we drove on to the end of the road and then undertook the short walk to Lake Osborne.  This is a long-ranging view when starting out.  We are back in the Tasmanian Wilderness Area.

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Long view of a misty landscape.

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Lake Osborne.

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King Billy Pine at the lake edge (also the next two images).

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Walking back through a moody landscape, keeping just ahead of the rain…

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Jetty Beach and Cloudy Bay

2 September 2017, Bruny Island, Tasmania

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In the afternoon we visited Jetty Beach.  The name refers to the jetty that supplied the lighthouse at Cape Bruny, about five kilometres away.

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This is probably part of the 1916 jetty, that replaced the original one from the 1850s.

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Next we drove to Cloudy Bay and this is the mouth of Sheepwash Creek, flowing into the bay.

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Cloudy Bay.

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A little further on, we found surfers enjoying some waves.

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Still Cloudy Bay.  I’ve walked on past the surfers.

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There were also a few black swans around.

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Much Later, this is The Neck, a narrow strip of sand the joins the two halves of Bruny Island.  Usually you can see penguins at night here but this was closed for an upgrade of the infrastructure.

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