This morning we woke up in a warm bed which felt unusual from our sleeping arrangements of the past few nights. We grabbed our camera gear, slipped into some comfy warm clothing and we were on our way to today’s adventure at Port Arthur. We had booked ourselves in for a cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys as we didn’t have the time nor funds to be able to do the Three Capes Track on foot on this trip. Our guides today were Janni and Ben who made us feel extremely welcome and safe. Upon check in we were advised that the swell was 5 metres which is the biggest they’ve had in a long while. We noticed a lot of people opting to rain check, nonetheless we felt safe and were assured the yellow boats would handle the rough seas.
We strolled down to the jetty and one by one we loaded onto the yellow boat. After a quick run down and 2 Blackmores ginger travel tablets later we were on our way through the Tasman. We got a great run down of the surrounding areas from Ben, each stop we would float around in a circle so everyone could get a good view. I’ll be honest this made me feel quite sea sick so I was thankful that Pat was able to take some snaps while I tried to shake that feeling. We reached one of the capes which was hiding behind a haze of sea spray, and my oh my the silhouette was stunning! After making our way around the first peak the texture of the rock faces became visible, the colours and markings from the sea and weather were met with beautiful rays of sunshine as they pierced the hovering seas spray. As we flowed through the 5 metre swell we made it to Tasman Island, technically Australia’s most southern tip and what beauty it is, filled with a great history that is well and truly alive. We turned the boat around and headed back to the eastern side of the capes. The capes became more and more breathtaking with how tall they stood, they are by far the most amazing sea cliffs I have set my eyes on. After taking in these wonderful sights we made our way around the coastline, interacting with some waving seals and popping in to some of the largest seas caves Australia has to offer. What an amazing experience, so much beauty in this little pocket of Tasmania.