It’s been a while since I’ve blogged anything but on the changing seasons. Here’s a bunch of photos specially chosen for the Serene theme. Apologies as some have been previously published.
On Thursday I was lucky enough to be asked to help on the our new work boat. I hadn’t been out for over three years and was very rusty with the tasks. While it was a very long day, it was great to get out of the lab and to be at the pointy end of my job rather than the argy bargy negotiating I have recently been involved in.
When heading out to sea I noticed a little green ship I have been watching for years from Rosebud, knowing little of is purpose. This ship is the Searoad Mersey. Here’s a pic I have nicked from google of her battling Bass Strait.This vessel traverses the treacherous Bass Strait daily between Melbourne and Devonport in Tasmania, and travels to King Island weekly. It is mainly a cargo vessel.
Some facts about Bass Strait.
5oo kilometres long
Maximum 350 kilometres wide
Averages 60 metres deep.
Prior to the ice age melt, Bass Strait did not exist. The indigenous population travelled freely over this broad land bridge.
The majority of early settlers arrived in Port Phillip by sea. Bass Strait being only 60 metres deep and at the end of a ferocious Southern Ocean, created quite a lot of heartbreak for many emigrants. North of King Island is Cape Otway. The coastline between Cape Otway and the entrance to Port Phillip Bay is referred to the Shipwreck coast. It is not only famous for the Great Ocean Road and Bells Beach. The illustration below amply depicts what many of these wretched souls had to contend with after travelling all the way from Europe.
Added for WPC: Connected
Added for Sunday stills: the next challenge: Modern Art.
This photo was taken near the southern tip of Bruny Island in Tasmania, very close to the most southerly part of Tassie. Behind the seals lies a natural swimming pool. For Jennifer’s Teal
Travel theme above concerned me then I read Ailsa’s post – from above. Where do I start? I’ll submit some old and new favourites.Above the foot massages in Chiang MaiAbove the crazy busy traffic in BangkokAbove Hall’s Gap in the Grampians, Victoria, from the PinnacleAbove Hobart from Mt Wellington
Weekly photo challenge: Minimalist
At the tomb of Tu Duc, Huế, Vietnam.Richmond Bridge, Richmond, Tasmania. the oldest standing bridge in Australia.The challenge here is to avoid other tourists in your photograph. Its just an old bridge!For Ailsa’s Travel theme