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Circular Head

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  • Day5

    The Nut, Stanley

    January 1 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    This is the plug of an extinct volcano and we are 143m from the ground!! A plug is formed when the magma hardens in the volcanic vent and over time the outside of the volcano erodes and the plug is left.

    Now I have walked around on two plugs, the first being Edinburgh Castle as the Castle was also built on one!!
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  • Day35

    Stanley 2.8

    March 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Last night we went down to the penguin viewing platform at around dusk hoping to see the little penguins come ashore, well after an hour or so there was a crowd of eager visitors then a ranger came along and the first thing he did was tell me I had picked the only spot where I should not park our car, so off I went to move it ! The ranger came along as he wanted to move his car into that spot. It seems that the Penguins have been known hide under cars that park there and he worries about them getting squashed if the driver does not notice them before driving away.
    On the way back to the viewing platform I asked him where would be the best spot to view them, to which his answer was you probably won’t see any as they are already ashore in their burrows as its their moulting season. So I collected Kay and went back to the caravan disappointed that yet another native creature has evaded us.
    This morning we took one last drive around town emptied the cassette filled up the tanks with water, Kay bought a tea towel as a souvenir then set off to our next stop.
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  • Day8

    Stanley

    September 21, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Left the cold at Cradle Mountain. Drove to Burnie to visit Helleyer's Road distillery. Visited Wynyard for lunch and on to Table Cape to the lookout. Finally on to Stanley. More great accommation at Stanley Village and penguins right out our back door.Read more

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Circular Head