Southeast Tasmania: Ocean Child expeditions...
Partridge Island Pier
- Long ago Partridge Island was owned and farmed by a family, but it
has now been deserted for many years, and all that remains of the
farm are the foundations of the buildings, and old fruit trees
scattered around the area where the dwellings once stood. In April
2012 I was woken just before dawn from my bunk in Ocean Child...
there was a "knock, knock, knock" followed by a loud male
voice: "Lindsay!" said just once. I was a little alarmed,
as I thought Ocean Child was the only boat at the island. I sat up.
Again, a loud knock three times, followed by the same voice:
"Lindsay!". I got out of bed and quickly pulled on a
jumper and jeans. I must have reached the cockpit perhaps a minute
after the last sound. The sky was light, and I could see the sun was
about to rise above the Eastern horizon. A light breeze ruffled the
water, but all was quiet. There was no-one there...
the pier, the shore, indeed the island... were completely
Light and shadow - The Friars, South Bruny
Near Lime Bay
Emperor Gum Moth
Sea cave Tasman Peninsula
Sea tower, Tasman Peninsula
Seals, Tasman Island
Sea cave looking out, Tasman Peninsula
Cliffs, Maria Island
Cormorants, Maria Island
Ile des Phoque
Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Peninsula
Hillside above Wineglass Bay
Be careful of loose rocks on the walking track.
Actually, there are loose rocks all
over the place...
Granite landscape, Mount Amos
And monsters.... (Mt Amos)