You've probably had enough of Bruny Island by now but I am going to do a quick wrap up for those wanting to see some of the island itself.
We look freezing and trust me we were. Looking across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel the Hartz Mountain range was covered in snow and the temperature was around 5C BUT the wind chill factor at the top of the cliffs was something else!
As you can see, stunning cliff tops and sheer rocky outcrops with wild bays to the South.
Cape Bruny lighthouse - built with convict labour and first lit in 1838 and is the oldest continually manned lighthouse in Australia, decommissioned in 1996.
Sandy beaches and waves for surfing of course. This beach is the strip of the isthmus between the north and south of Bruny Is, called The Neck. This beach is also the landing place for fairy penguins.
These holes are the burrows of the fairy penguins where they raise their chicks before they are ready to take to the sea.
Bruny has lots of wonderful walks and this time we did the Grassy Point walk at Adventure Bay. It's a coastal walk with informative sign posts along the way educating and reminding walkers about the whaling industry that the area was famous for. The short period back in the 1800s accounts for severely decimating the Southern Wright Whale population. Even today the estimated population is a mere 3000.
Great kelp sea beds of many varieties..
But all good things come to an end....
On the journey home we were treated to one of the most breathtaking sunsets I have seen in a long time. It was almost like a grand hurrah for a time together, like a closing dramatic arrangement of a Baz Luhrmann extravaganza.
All too soon, he is gone again and we look forward to July when the shearing season will likely break for a couple of months.