A somewhat delayed return to the tales of my Tasmania Road Trip, this time last year in fact. When last we visited Tasmania I had been to the Tessellated Pavement. A short drive over “The Neck” which is a very narrow strip of land connecting the peninsula with the rest of the island I headed to some other must see spots.
Above is a shot directly down from a lookout, I am a good 100m above sea level and its a straight drop down to the rocks, and as you can see the surf pounds it hard.
Looking up and across the bay, back to the Pavement you get this view instead
Down on the other side of the point you have this view, a huge rock at least the size of a bus being hammered by huge waves. I took several images, trying to capture the biggest wave breaking over it.
As the waves come in, they flow up a narrow channel and the other side is an open blow hole. On the day I was there it was pretty small waves, so the blow hole wasn’t particularly impressive. Still I got some nice airborne spray droplets 🙂
Again I think it needed more surf to be really impressive but it was a LONG way down!
One day I hope I can go back when there is a storm, these sights must be incredible with really big waves coming in!
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