When we visited Tasmania, we took a cruise out into the great southern ocean (someone told me that makes us ‘old salts’), and found these sea loins relaxing on a rocky outcropping. Beautiful sight. The smell? Not so much :-).
We’ve been to Australia three times now, twice to Melbourne, and once to Sydney and Tasmania. It’s been an exotic place ever since Bugs Bunny first introduced me to it, and when the chance came, we decided to spend some time driving around the island. On one overcast and rainy day, we drove down to Cape Tourville to see the bay – what you can’t tell is that I’m underneath an umbrella, desperately trying to get the pano shot before more raindrops fall on the lens. And what you really can’t tell is my wife in the car, laughing at me, because she’s dry and warm!
When we were in Tasmania, we took a photo cruise down into the great southern ocean. The scenery was spectacular (I’ll share those another time), and there was tons of wildlife. On an island off the south tip there was a huge colony of sea lions basking on the rocks. Somehow this one had climbed, jumped, flown? about 20 feet up the side of a near-cliff. So this must be the very rare Great Southern Flying Sea Lion.