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Outside Hells Gates looking back into Macquarie Harbour. Named as such by the convicts who were sent to Sarah Island, a hell on earth and therefore, this entry into the harbour was the gates to hell or Hells Gates.
Mist rolling off the ocean along Ocean Beach. Were had stood there on Ocean Beach the day before and the waves were brutal.
The jetty onto Sarah Island, a convict penal settlement for both men and women convicts that operated between 1822 and 1833.
Old bricks among the ruins on Sarah Island – I guess I like photographing bricks. I think they show age and heritage in their own special way.
The ruins of the penitentiary.
Water jewels on a delicate spider web. (Finding something of beauty amid the sadness of the ruins on Sarah Island)
The reflection of a lone pylon with the rain and the mist rolling in.
Heading up the Gordon River and into the thick of the World Heritage Area, where the Huon Pine is found. An unusual tree found nowhere else and once (and still) prized for it unusual qualities.
A fallen friend in the temperate rainforest of the World Heritage Area.
Huon Pine age indicators. This tree grows at an incredibly slow rate, on average one millimetre per year (0.039 inch).
This is the remains of a 2,300 year old Huon Pine. The wood of the Huon Pine does not rot. (http://www.huonpine.com)
This (baby) Huon Pine is 70 years old and you could touch your fingers around it’s trunk.
The beautiful reflection on the Gordon River on the way back into the harbour. From there we had to travel more than 40 kilometres (24.8 miles) to get back to Strahan.