Eagle Hawk Neck

Eagle Hawk Neck

September 3, 2006

In colonial times, fierce guard dogs were tethered in a line across the width of Eaglehawk Neck and soldiers patrolled the line to ensure no prisoners escaped from the notorious Port Arthur penal settlement. Today Eaglehawk Neck is a quiet fishing village on the narrow isthmus between the Tasman Peninsula and the Forestier Peninsula. More […]

Tessellated Pavement

August 30, 2006

Another photo from Tasmania. The Tessellated Pavement at Eagle Hawk Neck. > The Tessellated Pave is an inter-tidal platform where an unusual set of geological circumstances has resulted in a rare landform. Around 265 million years ago, a depression in the Earth’s surface was located in central-western Tasmania. Muddy sediments built up, sea ice or […]