May 2, 2020
Hole > arch > kitchen. A million-year process, viewed in one hour.
NB: with this post – about a place I visited before the lockdown – I want to bring you some positivism, beauty, and reassurance that we’ll all get a chance to see great different places again. Meanwhile, I encourage you not to violate the stay-at-home regime. Instead, I hope you’re using this time for catching up on what you never seemed to find the time to do… ‘before’ :).
Back behind the wheel and back on the road, off we sped on our round-the-island tour of Tasmania en route to our final destinations – the Tasman Peninsula and the town of Port Arthur. And this is where the tourisms took off in terms of quality – or should I say, KKKKwality? )…
Here’s Tasmans Arch. Hmmm. Rather grandiose, I’d say. Accordingly, 3Ks awarded! A natural bridge formed by sedimentary rock having been washed away over the millennia leading eventually to a collapsing cave:
Two hundred meters from the arch – another natural phenomenon: Devil’s Kitchen. Basically what Tasmans Arch will look like sooner or later – a cave carved out by the sea whose roof fell in. A monumental natural tourism. Monumentally massive too: even with the wide-angler – I couldn’t fit it all into a pic!
The internet informs that sounds similar to those emitted by the Devil are to be heard here – thus its name. Alas, when we were there – as you can see in the pics – it was a calm, sunny, windless (so – wave-less) day, so we heard none of Satan’s howling. Still, should never complain about good weather, surely; also – the views good weather enabled all around were rather breathtaking…
Another natural tourism here – Blow Hole: also a result of the sea’s effect over the years on the coastline rock:
Blow Hole represents the first stage of erosion of coastal rock; the second stage is Tasmans Arch; the third – Devil’s Kitchen. Curiously, we observed all three stages – which together took millions of years – all in less than an hour!
More pics from Tasmania – here.
To be continued!…