Monthly Archives: May 2019

Bruny Island 13 of 15

From the southern end of Adventure Bay we travelled north, then west, then through Alonnah before turning south and passing  the town of Lunawanna.  A while later, through the trees we could see a little of Cloudy Bay Lagoon then … Continue reading

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Bruny Island 12 of 15

We were chilled when we stepped back onto the jetty and headed for the Cruise reception centre and restaurant.  Our colourful pots of tea were delivered to us on the open deck as we sat absorbing the strokes of the … Continue reading

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Bruny Island 11 of 15

From the southern end of Bruny we began the return journey to Adventure Bay by motoring further out to sea with the hope of spotting albatross and other birds of the sea, dolphins, and even whales.  Before long we watched … Continue reading

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Bruny Island 10 of 15

The end point of the southern journey was a collection of rocky outcrops off the southern tip of South Bruny, known as The Friars. These were situated well into the Southern Ocean. The sea swell increased, the land seemed more … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Bruny Island 8 of 15

The colours of the water were a surprise.  It presented differently at various locations; from shades of aqua into deep emerald green and elsewhere to slippery slate grey.The clarity of the water let us see sandy bottoms sometimes 9 metres … Continue reading

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Bruny Island 7 of 15

It was difficult to think while watching the stony walls of the stony world pass by. The atmosphere of the day and the grandness of the sea and land was overwhelming. Jeanette’s photos below show the structure of one area … Continue reading

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Bruny Island 6 of 15

The two staff on our Bruny Island Cruise amused us with stories associated with the land and sea as we motored south.  Pertinent information was interspersed with comfortable “Dad jokes”.  With only ten visitors on board instead of about 3 … Continue reading

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Bruny Island 5 of 15

For most of the sea journey the coastline was  formed as a series of dolerite uprights with the occasional separate pillar. At their base, fractures in the rocks allowed the waves in and gradual erosion formed caves. Jeanette’s photo below … Continue reading

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Bruny Island 4 of 15

Next morning, feeling vitally alive on another blue sky day, we drove to the gathering point for the award winning Pennicott’s Bruny Island Cruises at the southern end of Adventure Bay.  The reception centre with a quality retail outlet was relaxing … Continue reading

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