Monday, February 11, 2013

Our World Tuesday - The Hazards

You may have noticed that I have a bit of a love affair with Tasmania.  I'd move there in a second - but there are very good family reasons not to.  So, I'll have to make do with fleeting visits and longer trips now and then.

This is the view over Coles Bay towards The Hazards.  The images in a previous post were taken from the highest point on this line if hills.

In the dim and distance past a mass of race was pushed up from deep within the Earth.  It found some weaknesses in the sedimentary stone above it and formed domes of cooling granite.  Over the long ages the over lying rock was worn away by time and even ice.  The domes, being made of sterner stuff resisted the hand of time and now stand clear of their overburden.  I think they look like the knuckles of  a fist, punching its way to the surface.

I could look at this view for a very long time.




When you swan in the water it was like you floating in nothing -  just being held up some unseen hand.  Its a remarkable place.

You can find more images from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

Enjoy the pictures.

26 comments:

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful, awesome...

Carole M. said...

it is many years, my only visit to Tassie and I LOVED Freycinet and Coles Bay was very impressive to me also.

JDS said...

Nice images, especially the first one. The water in the foreground adds a lot to it.

Eva in Athens, Greece said...

Beautiful photos both of them, Stewart.
Have a nice week!☼

TexWisGirl said...

you make it sound like paradise.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Looks adventurous.

Sylvia K said...

Looks like an awesome place!! Great shots for the day, Stewart! Enjoy your week!

Karen said...

Gorgeous Stewart! It looks like another world. I could stay there enjoying that view for a veryy long time.

Kim, USA said...

Wow fantastic place. The mountain is very cool too great shot!

Kim,USA

Jesh St Germain said...

Can imagine you love Tasmania - the views are stunning, and I love the colors there!

Gary said...

Looks beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

DIMI said...

What a beautiful island Tasmania is Stewart!You were very lucky!!Amazing photos!So peaceful images!Have a great week!
Dimi..

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, Tasmania looks beautiful. I can see why you love it there. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Wally Jones said...

I'm with you, Stewart, I could look at view for a long time and be very happy!
What a wonderful looking place to explore.

Jill Harrison said...

Tasmania must be one of the most beautiful places in Australia. We visited a couple of years ago and would love to go back again.
I have just joined Our World Tuesday - it is great to meet another Aussie.
Have a wonderful week.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I can see why you're smitten. The view looks amazing. Hope you get to visit often.

pattisjarrett said...

I can see why you would love this place.

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful shore!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous, Stewart! Love that water!

amanda said...

Tasmania is atop my dream places to visit. I really appreciate your previews!

ladyfi said...

It does look absolutely gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Yes that is beautiful, but we have lots of seemingly "the same scenes" here. I bet there are also a good biodiversity in those rocks. I am so fond of watching marine animals in rocky shores like this.

Fun60 said...

That water looks crystal clear as well as having spectacular views there. Only sorry I never made it to the island.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have officially added Tasmania to my bucket list now :)

Dana said...

I could look at that view for a long time, too. Beautiful!

Marcia said...

Is this where the Tasmanian devils live?