Bruny Island is about as south as you can get without hitting Antartica - right at the bottom of Tasmania (hi Kelly!) - and it's gorgeous.
My (sort of, but not quite) parents-in-law have a holiday house there and Bill and I spent a wonderful five days beachcombing, walking, drawing and reading.
Here's what I drew (all for Sugar & Spice - once they're coloured properly):
'Bluebird' (inspired by events detailed below!)
And here's what we saw:
Amazing caves on the adventure cruise. There were seals a bit further on, too.
Impromptu rock 'sculptures' on the walk to Grassy Point. These are just done by passers-by. It's impossible to walk past them and not add your own little pile of rocks, so the beach is now covered in them. It's such a lovely surprise on your bush walk!
Someone obviously decided a rock pile wasn't creative enough - it made me laugh!
My custom Keds held up quite well over a couple of kms.
I found all sorts of treasures during the walk. I'm trying to build up a collection of reference photos to use in my illustrations.
A silver-eye flew into the window and ended up a little dazed before flying off. So we got a few pics of the sweet little thing sitting on my hand. Too cute!
So we had a great (and productive) trip.
I'm now melting in Melbourne's hideous 40 degree heatwave and wishing I was back on Bruny!