Did everybody have a nice few days off?
I haven’t had the time to check in at the old internet cafe so often, because we’ve been driving around south-eastern Tasmania, stopping only to take the occasional boat-cruise and eat seafood or cheese.
I have already taken over 800 photos. I won’t inflict them all on you, either here or on Flickr, but there are some great shots because this simply is the most astonishingly beautiful place. We’ve seen gannets and petrels and sea-eagles, wallabies and echidnas, dolphins and seals, and parrots and finches and shorebirds galore. We’ve chased albatross over the waves of the Southern Ocean, marvelling at the ease with which they skim just above the wavecrests while we grinningly whooshed and slammed into the wavetroughs behind, knowing our pilot couldn’t keep up. ((edited to add: here’s the only shot I managed on the albatross chase – the combination of us plunging through the waves and turning sharply to follow the flight made framing a shot rather tricky! ~tigtog))
We haven’t had the time to do the full wilderness tour etc – that will have to wait for another trip. I’m looking forward to it already.
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