We had the good fortune to visit the Pyramid on a very calm day - 'we get about half a dozen days like this a year' our boatman claimed. This calmness was not a disappointment to me, as I have had a number of near death experiences with sea-sickness and small boats in the past!
It has been pointed out to me Ball's Pyramid does rather look like a witches hat bursting out of the sea, and the truth of the matter is that it does look rather 'other worldly'. If I had seen it in a number of recent films I think I would have assumed it was a CGI image!
All in all it's a remarkable place and it was well worth the extra time it took to get there and get back.
Apart from being a remarkable chunk of rock, the Pyramid is home to the last know wild population of a giant stick insect that once once found on Lord Howe and for a long time was considered extinct. Clearly, any form of survey of the island would be as much of a mountaineering experience as it would be a biological one - I'd love the chance the visit, but my climbing days seem very much in the past.
You can find more shots from around the World at Our World Tuesday. SM