The Edge of the World – West coast of Tasmania

When we arrived at Arthur River we went straight to our accommodation to check it out. It was a nice place and right on the water. It is always nice just looking out a window to water.

It was pretty late in the day so we didn’t have much time for anything. So we decided to head to a place called Edge of the World. It is supposed to be the most western point, but it isn’t. Though when you look out over the ocean there you won’t see land until South America.

It is a strange place and is at the mouth of the river. We couldn’t get over all the logs that were everywhere. They either came from the ocean or the river, and the obvious choice seemed to be that they came down the river. Usually when you see things like that it is because of mining or logging, but apparently, this is from neither.

There has been no mining or logging along the river or in the area. I think we were told that the forest around the river is too dense and too hard to get into. I don’t really know, I’m just glad they haven’t done it.

So the logs are a natural thing. The logs fall over and then end up in the river and then float down to the coast. They build up and when they get a flood. or a lot of rain over the winter it is washed away. I think they said that happens in winter. So the area is free of logs, just in time for it to start all over again.

Most of these were taken there at the Edge of the World, except for the last one, it was taken where we were staying.

These images are part of the ones I took with my camera while I was away. The first 5 images were taken with the Fujifilm X-T5 and the 16-55mm lens. The last two were taken with the Fujifilm X-S10 and the 18-300mm lens.

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  1. Lovely to see trees from beyond the edge of the world wash up on that rocky shore. It’s a beautiful treatment. Those splintered tree trunks provide such a wonderful texture and colour contrast!

  2. Dear Leanne
    Funnily enough, it looks like the beaches of Jan Mayen in the Arctic Sea.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh, the last photo of the sunset is incredibly beautiful, Leanne! I think you should frame it for your home. ❤️ Some of that wood might be good firewood but it’s odd that there is so much of it there. ❤️🇦🇺

    1. Thank you John, it was a stunning sunset, one of the best I’ve photographed. I have stopped framing photos, I have too many now. Yeah it is very odd, that is what we were thinking as well.

    2. Then you can sell your framed pics! Just kidding, Leanne, I wish I could sit down with you and learn your wonderful techniques!

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