With Tasmania surrounded by sea, it’s only natural that conditions will vary from time to time depending on the weather. This photo, taken at Couta Rocks on the north west coast of Tasmania by Carol Haberle, depicts the ocean affected by strong winds. Carol has captured the waves as they crash over rocks, sending a large sea spray into the air. I hope readers like this month’s choice ~ Greg Hale
West Coast Tasmania: Couta Rocks
We can actually recall seeing photos from the Couta Rocks region come through Think Tasmania’s Instagram feed. Although we’ve never visited in person, it certainly looks like a wild and windy place, so we’re not surprised Carol included the location in her photography scenes.
This quote comes from the BeachSafe website, to give you at least a snippet of information about Couta Rocks. We’re sorry we don’t have more personal knowledge to share with readers.
Couta Rocks is the name of a small fishing settlement consisting of about 10 shacks and the slipway on the northern side of the small bay. Beach T 882 is the main beach occupying the northern corner of the bay and receives waves averaging about 1 m, which break across a narrow low tide terrace. Low rocky points border the 150 m long beach, with scattered rocks and reefs extending into the bay. A vehicle track runs around the rear linking the two collections of shacks.
There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach.
In January 2014, we published an article titled Tassy Holidays: an Expert Expat. It was written and featured photography by Max Hidding of Warnbro, Western Australia. Guest author Max included this statement about Couta Rocks…
Arthur River: Edge of the World
Carol wrote an article for Think Tasmania titled Edge of the World: Walk on the Wild Side (including the nearby town of Arthur River) if you’re keen for some additional reading.
Greg Hale is curating this series for Think Tasmania, featuring a monthly photo taken by Carol Haberle. Greg was a colleague, photography mentor and friend of Carol’s and we’re delighted to continue sharing her great work with her fans.
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