Instead, yes, it was turbulent, but somewhat pedestrian to my imaginings, which didn’t appease my lusting for the thrill of Nature at its most dramatic.
However, perched at a fave vantage point overlooking the notorious Hebe Reef, and a full river-mouth distance from the Lowhead Lighthouse, it was a good opportunity to practice distance shots which, I’m pleased to say turned out better than I’d
thought from viewing the small square screen after the shutter was clicked. My yearning for wild seas abated a little, but Lowhead beckoned, so in a half-hour sweep, I was there, under the red-banded light tower, front-facing the pummeling gale and spying
a large vessel out in the misty distance waiting for the tide to rise enough for its safe passage into the River Tamar.
A distance shot of Low Head lighthouse across the mouth of the Tamar River, Tasmania, Australia. Image: Rose Frankcombe