Friday, January 27, 2012

Bruny Island Rainbows

This little video is a rainbow-scape on bruny island

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The atmosphere on bruny Island is perfect for rainbows & the aurora borealis can often be seen.
Sunsets & Sunrises over the Bruny Island beaches & bays are
 always stunning.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Rural scenes of Bruny Island Tasmania

I was looking through my backlog of great Bruny Island photos when I came across this old photo of some local cattle herding. Herding cattle along the beach is not an every day sight on Bruny but it has been known to happen over the years.
This photo was most likely taken during the 1950's on the neck beach. What a way to travel.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

PHOTOGRAPHS OF BRUNY ISLAND TASMANIA


The scenery is so beautiful on Bruny Island that its hard to point a camera without getting a great photograph. This photo was taken at cape Bruny on south Bruny Island.


              There are a lot of rainbows in the Bruny Island sky's.



Bruny Island is a fantastic part of Tasmania. The approximate dimensions of Bruny Island are about 70 kms by 24 kms at the widest points. There are about 300 kilometres of roads to explore.



Saturday, November 26, 2011

THE UNEXPECTED BEAUTY OF BRUNY ISLAND


 This is an incredible view from my mothers garden on Bruny Island. The garden is filled with wild growing flowers & native grasses & overlooks this amazing bay. The variety of scenery & plants on Bruny Island is surprising & lovely.


Here is one of many stunning rock formations that are scattered along the coast of South Bruny Island.


The Breathtaking Bruny Island Lighthouse is one of the oldest in not only Tasmania but Australia also.


This rock sculpture has been slowly built by local Bruny Island folk, over time passers by have added rocks to the piles when they go walking on Grassy point on South Bruny Island.


Sunrise over Simpsons Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia


             Moonrise over Simpsons Bay, South Bruny Island.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

THE WATER IS THE PLACE TO BE ON BRUNY ISLAND


 Dolphins are frequently spotted off the coast of Bruny Island you can see them jumping in the bay at Adventure Bay. They swim along next to local boats along the coast. I even know a man who's dog swims with the dolphins.


Bruny Island has some of Tasmania's most beautiful surf beaches & Cloudy Bay even has its own surf
competition.


Bruny Island is home to some lovely wild ducks who make their homes on ponds & in rivulets.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

IF BY SEA the Bruny Island Ferry

Bruny Island is not far off the coast of the Australian Isand state of Tasmania. A ferry runs regularly from the seaside village of Kettering to the Bruny Island ferry dock at Roberts Point. The ferry takes approx 10 to 15 minutes to cross the channel. The ferry transports cars, caravans & bicycles as well as walk on commuters. The ferry is occassionally flanked by dolphins that glide through the water thus the painting of the dolphin pod on the side of the vessel which is proudly named the Mirambeena.


During the 1950's the ferry docked at Barnes Bay. The old vessel was named the Mangana in reference to Bruny Island's own beautiful Mangana mountain.


The newer Vessel the Mirambeena has all the mod cons, two motors, lights at night, toilet facilities, what appears to be hundreds of life jackets & an alarm system. The ferry is extremely safe & undergoes a regular service & inspection once a year. However small inconvenient mishaps have been known to happen & in one case the ability of the ferry to successfully dock was impaired & a cute little ship was employed to help the ferry into dock ( see picture below )


Below is a fantastic picture of the old ferry at the dock. 


 It's delightful to see the men in suits & the women in gloves for their trip on the ferry.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Alonnah views on Bruny Island Tasmania


Here is a stunning spring view from Alonnah Bruny Island. Looking out across the blue waters you can see satellite Island which sits off the coast of Bruny Island. Satellite Island is a perfect example of Australia's Island formation, it is an island off an island off an island off an island.


A beautiful sunset sky over Alonnah Bruny Island. A small twinkling light can be seen in the distance emanating from satellite Island.


Beach combing on Alonnah beach is a great way to spend an afternoon. Alonnah beach is scattered with seashells & is nice & shallow if you would like to go wading, the shallow waters make it a safe beach option for small children & there is a playground by the beach.