Monday, April 13, 2015

GREEN POINT & EDGE OF THE WORLD




After leaving Waratah a change of scenery was called for so we headed to Green Point camp ground situated near the top of the west coast of Tasmania. The camping area was small and quite uneven but we were able to squeeze in to a spot that was reasonably level. 


Green Point campground - our van is at far right.


The bird life was far from prolific, but some Ruddy Turnstones were a welcome find along the rocky shoreline nearby.


Ruddy Turnstones







The wind turbines of Woolnorth windfarm, Tassies' largest, could be seen in the distance past the rugged coastline that broods to the north of the popular surf beach, a short walk from the campground.







Even though it was the middle of summer, wet suits were the order of the day for these surfers enjoying the swells that travel from as far as Argentina, the longest uninterrupted expanse of ocean in the world.








One of the birding highlights was this pert little creature with a spirited song that caught my attention not far from the van one morning. I was able to capture it on "film" before it whirred off into the nearby heath. 



Striated Fieldwren



Sunrise over nearby farming land




Ann Bay



Summer evening shadows


A short drive south to Gardiner Point near the town of Arthur River brought us to this plaque with a poem that refers to the wild and timeless nature of the coastline in the north west. We duly cast our pebbles!  

























Cheers & Happy Birding






3 comments:

  1. Stunning scenery John, particularly that wonderful sunrise photograph. Hope you're enjoying your travels! :)

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  2. Thanks Christian. Been back on the Sunshine Coast for 10 months, so no travelling for a while. Still have a few posts to publish from our travels in 2013/14.

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