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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The Styx Valley

31 August 2017, Styx Valley, Tasmania

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This was our day to drive to Bruny Island from Mt Field National Park and we also had time to visit the Styx Valley in the morning.

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Looking up at a Eucalyptus Regnans.

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They are amongst the tallest trees in the world and can grow to 100 metres (330 feet), second only to the redwood.

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Ferns below the eucalypts.

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Eucalyptus regnans.

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Is it a tree root or a sculpture?

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This is the River Styx.  It was so named from the amount of tannin in the river, sometimes rendering it almost black, and thereby conjuring up an image of the river of the dead.

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Hades lies on the other side and the dead must carry a coin to give to Charon, the boatman, so he will carry them to the other side.

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Those who die and do not have the proper coin are condemned to wander the banks of the river.  I did not see any on this day though.

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The Styx is also the river that Thetis dipped Achilles in by his heel to render him invulnerable, except as it turned out, for his heel.  I didn’t think to strip off and jump in while I was there.

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This is probably back out on the main road to the Gordon Dam.  I had hoped to get to a lookout over Lake Gordon and Lake Pedder or even visit Lake Pedder but we had a ferry to catch and were starting to run out of time.

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We did visit the Creepy Crawley Nature trail, though.  This is a short trail through rainforest where you have to clamber round and under branches over the boardwalk.  It was difficult to get any images due to extreme contrast in the lighting, which reminded me again how fortunate I was not to encounter “good” weather on the Overland Track.

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Lake Dobson

28 to 30 August 2017, Mount Field National Park, Tasmania

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After visiting Russell Falls, we continued up the road the Lake Dobson. Fortunately, the road was open which is not always the case in winter.

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The road reaches a peak near the top of Mount Field before descending into the bowl where Lake Dobson lies.  Here are a couple of images from near that high point.

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There are many walking tracks in Mount Field National Park, some of them quite long.  But we were only here for a day, so we just went for a walk around Lake Dobson, of an hour or so.

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I was able to give Jools something of a taste of what walking through the snow was like on the Overland Track though it was only a short walk and the weather was quite benign.

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Looking across Eagle Tarn.

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Here Jools provides a reference for size against the pandani.

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The pandani grove of the western side of the lake was particularly fetching in the snow.

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We are now back near the carpark, looking across Lake Dobson which we have walked around.

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Cradle Lake and Russell Falls

28 to 30 August 2017, Cradle Mountain NP and Mount Field National Park, Tasmania

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After finishing the Overland Track  I picked up my partner Jools who had flown in to Launceston Airport.  We stayed near Launceston overnight and then drove to Cradle Mountain National Park.  Late that afternoon we drove to nearby Cradle Lake.

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A Bennett’s Wallaby in the carpark is unconcerned by the passing human youngster.

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Out in the lake, a rainbow is touching an island.

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This is the much-photographed boatshed at Cradle Lake, built from King Billy pine by the same person as the one in Crater Lake we saw in an earlier post.

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The next day, we drove via Queenstown to Mount Field National Park.  We were staying just outside the park gate and this is a nearby house.

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We went for a brief walk in the late afternoon.  Is this animal, vegetable or mineral?  Actually, none of those.  It’s fungi, previously included under plants and now in a classification of its own.

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Next morning we headed off to Russell Falls.  On the way we encountered this pademelon poking around in the leaf litter near the path.

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I was handicapped here by not being able to use my ultrawide zoom, which had got too damp on the Overland Track.

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At least I was able to use my tripod to give an impression of the water flow.

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This one I stitched two exposures for a wide enough angle and had a lot of difficulty with spray and flare.

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Climbing further up, a view of the falls from half-way up.

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I was reminded here how lucky we were on the Overland Track not to have “good weather” when we were in the rainforest.  The extremes of light and shadow meant I struggled to control the exposure, even combining images with HDR.

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Overland Track Monochromes 2

24 to 27 August 2017, Overland Track, Tasmania

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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 Monochromes 1

20 to 23 August 2017, Overland Track, Tasmania

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Crater Falls.

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Boatshed, Crater Lake.

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Crater Lake.

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King Billy Pines, Cradle Plateau.

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Looking east towards the Central Plateau with an angry sky.

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Miniature landscape.

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A distant view of Barn Bluff.

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Barn Bluff framed by eucalypts.

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Lichen with snow.

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Misty trees through a break in the forest.

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Frog Flats with Perrin’s Bluff in the background.

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Douglas Creek Cascade.

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Side channel, Douglas Creek Cascade.

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Pandani in snow.

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King Billy Pine and Pencil Pine hybrid.

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Family of Pandani.

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Rainforest in snow.

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Old log in snow, Pelion Gap.

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Mount Doris on the right and Mount Ossa on the left.

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Cathedral Mountain.

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Mount Ossa with dead Pencil Pines.

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Pelion East.

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Walking towards Cathedral Mountain and Ducane Range.

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Overland Track Day 7: Rainforest in Snow

27 August 2017, Overland Track (Bert Nichols Hut to Narcissus Bay), Tasmania

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When we woke up on our last day on the track it was to a world covered in snow.

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So I got up early and took some photos before breakfast on the verandah.

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Back inside the hut, breakfast is about to happen and Don is pouring some milk into his tea or coffee.  You can see the snow outside.

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I’m slower than everyone else, partly because I’m the oldest and have the heaviest pack, so I take off first.  There are no footsteps in the snow ahead.

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And it’s a white wonderland we’re walking through.

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The previous afternoon we could see the clouds building up ahead.  If we’d had to walk through the Du Cane Pass in heavy snow that would have been tricky because it would have been uneven underfoot and the path indistinct.

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Fortunately, in this case, the terrain was flat and the path easy to follow.

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That’s not to stay your feet stayed dry.  There was frequently water to walk through.

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They haven’t caught up to me yet.  The path is still clear.

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Forest in the snow.

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More water to wade through and snow-covered branches coming in from the side.

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An ancient stretch of boardwalk here. The modern variety is more regular.

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We had a ferry to catch at 1pm so we couldn’t afford to waste too much time.

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A stream crossing the path that you have to walk over.  Most of the others had gone past by here.

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Snow hanging on top of branches beside the track.

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In some places, the snow on the branches beside the track was like a maze.

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Most of us stopped for a break at a junction.  Bert, Mitch and Susan in front at the left.  The signpost points to a track at the right to Pine Valley, the Parthenon and the Acropolis.

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A peeling yellow gum in the snow.

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Almost out of it now…

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We’re almost at Narcissus Bay now, where we catch the ferry.

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So that’s it, the last image of the journey.

There are still two posts to come though of monochrome conversions of images from the Overland Track.

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