Bruny Island 9 of 15

The development of caves and bays was amply demonstrated along the way. We manoeuvred close to the cliffs at one stage to see, as the swell dropped, a tiny triangle of black darkness.  This was a weakness in the rock currently being exploited by ocean action and gradually enlarging. As the sea entered and left the hole with power , tall columns of spray flew heavenward. A blowhole. Of course we loved the drama when bursts of millions of droplets veiled our space.     20190413_105041.jpg



20190413_105220.jpgWatch Jeanette’s video for some of the action.

Equally dramatic were the changes in the sky. The wildness above fitted well with the ruggedness of the land.20190413_112738.jpg

20190413_112751.jpgWhile most of the cliffs offer variations on vertical pillars of grey dolerite, there is one part of the coastline at Haulage Bay comprised of  horizontal yellow sandstone.20190413_110653.jpg

20190413_110657.jpgIn the 19th century Bruny Island sandstone provided the raw material for buildings such as the Melbourne Post Office.

Further south we circled a cluster of two types of Cormorants or Shags – the Black Faced Cormorant and the Great Cormorant –  as they rested on their rocky islet.20190413_112853.jpg

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