We are underway again and what a spectacular coast the Tasman Peninsula is! Dolerite cliffs 300m high come straight down to the ocean. These giant sea columns are absolutely colossal. There is a catch though: after several days of strong wind, there is a fair bit of swell and the rebound against the tall cliffs turns the unruly Southern Ocean into a washing machine!
Wade was keen to take the short cut through the Denison Canal at Dunalley, but I was not going to miss out on the photo opportunity along the magnificent coastline. So we have taken the scenic way around – much further but so much more interesting with three capes rounded again: Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy.
We stopped overnight at Port Arthur. This was the site of a convict settlement, back in the 1830s. Our next overnight stop was at Riedel Bay, Maria Island, half way between the Tasman and Freycinet peninsulas. We hope you appreciate tbe geological wonder of this shoreline. Our voyage takes us past the Freycinet Peninsula next so get ready for a change of scenery!