Tessellated Pavement on the Tasman Peninsula

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So as we journey around Australia I’m going to try to get pictures of the various wildlife road signs. First in my collection is the Tasmanian Devil.  Which, of course, I could only get while we were in Tasmania. How Many More Minutes? ~ Aussie Road Signs During our stay on the Tasman Peninsula we made it to a few sites to have a look.  This is another gorgeous Tassie beach near, this one near the Tessellated Pavement State Reserve.  (I didn’t know it was a State Reserve until I looked back at the pictures.)  The Tasman Peninsula comes together in an isthmus and this beach is part of that.  How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania Here’s a map that shows where we were.  Port Arthur is further south.  Eaglehawk Neck is the isthmus, and it was heavily guarded when the prison was active.  It’s famous for having a dog line, meaning a line of dogs to stop convicts trying to escape on foot.  I won’t go into any more detail than that.  I don’t want to know.  Driving by you can see a dog statue, but we never stopped to see it. We had some cute kids along with us, like we do most days.  I mean every day. How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania Look at this amazing rock formation!  The saying goes that no straight lines are found in nature, but I definitely saw some here.  This type of formations is rare.  Here’s a webpage with some beautiful pictures and great info on the rock formations if you’re interested.  I’m just going to show you our pictures. How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania These are called loaves, see how the sides are curved?  They almost look like loaves of bread lined up next to each other. How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in TasmaniaHow Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in TasmaniaHow Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania JitterBug is hilarious sometimes.  🙂 How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania The view from above.  From the carpark it’s a short walk down.  Look at those straight lines!  It’s amazing. How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania How Many More Minutes? ~ Tessellated Pavement in Tasmania

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