Photo Escapades, Egg Beach, Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia, 27/1/17
One of the highlights of our visits to Flinders Island is Egg Beach. It's quite a long beach completely covered in egg shaped rocks of all sizes most of them perfectly smooth. When you think about it it's pretty obvious that the shaping is due to tidal and wave action rolling them around against each other but of course everybody asks how it happened. A while back I wrote to the head of geology at Melbourne Uni and asked how he thought they were formed. Unfortunately, he was too busy to reply, however further investigations have born out the obvious theory. Anyway, it's an amazing place!
Photo Escapades, Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia, 28/12/16
Chappell Island sits off the west coast of Flinders Island and is normally just a barren island which rises about 200 meters out of the water. It has it's own particular brand of Tiger Snake. Matthew Flinders named it after his wife Anne, Chappelle (yes, they left the 'e' off the name of the island!) being her maiden name - the poor guy had been at sea for a long time and I think maybe it was the shape that inspired him! Anyway, one morning after our dawn shoot, we saw this amazing sight. I think it's caused by warm wet air flowing over the cool island causing it to condense into a thin layer of fog with the bottom of the island uncovered. Really great!
Photo Escapades, Australia. 13/3/16
We took 2 planes to Three Hummock Island and late on the Sunday afternoon while on our way home, we overtook the beautiful Beechcraft Travelair containing some of our party, and got this wonderful view of it skimming the tops of the clouds over Bass Strait. Yarra Valley Aviation own and operate a vatiety of aeroplanes idealy suited to flyiing into the remote destinations Photo Escapades frequent.
Photo Escapades, Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia, 28/3/15 – 8:04 AM.
When I'm on a Photo Escapade I only sometimes take a 'real' camera. We were in the ranges doing our dawn shoot and it was a bit cool. When everyone had had enough, we climbed into the van and started heading back for breakfast. As we were driving down the hill the sun shot through the hills and licked over the clouds, "wow, does anybody want to get out and get that?" no, they were all too warm and cosy. I shot this on my little Canon G10 happy snapper through the open passenger side front window - I was driving. It just goes to show how important 'right place right time' is. I wish I'd had a propper camera though.