Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Visit to Bruny Island

Went to Bruny Island on Tuesday - it really is one of our family's favourite spots.
Unfortunately, couldn't find a fish to catch, but it was nice to get away and spend some relaxation time.

The D'Entrecasteaux Channel

Tinderbox in the distance - looking up along Nebraska Beach, North Bruny Island

Nature's sculpture - the rocky outcrops at the end of Nebraska Beach, Denne's Pt North Bruny Island

Nebraska Beach

Nebraska Beach

Nebraska Beach

Looking across the Channel to North-West Bay/Margate from Nebraska Beach - North Bruny Island

Going home: approaching Kettering at sundown, from the Bruny Island ferry

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Essence of Hobart: Mt Wellington

One of the great natural attractions of my home town, Hobart in Tasmania, is
Mount Wellington

I've recently discovered a bit of an attachment to the huge, volcanic backdrop to the port town of Hobart. We have a beautiful view from our place at Kingston and, as many people would experience in their mountain home towns, Mt Wellington seems to have a different mood, clad in different robes and painted by different artists every day.

Here are a couple of different snaps from my house, and from other observation points (including Hobart's Eastern Shore with Camera+ at night, and the cracker from the "organ pipes" on the side of the mountain itself, courtesy of my work colleagues who climbed it the other day).