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Cape Raoul, Maignon Bay & Remarkable Cave

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Maignon Bay

Cape Raoul
On a very clear day, you can see Cape Raoul in the distance with its tall pillars of dolerite rock rising from the sea.
Dolerite columns are common features throughout Tasmania. They formed during the age of the dinosaurs, as molten rock cooled slowly just under the surface of the earth, often cracking into long polygonal columns.

Remarkable Cave
For thousands of years this section of the coastline has been exposed to the sea's erosive powers. Strong South-westerly winds generate pounding wave that attack weaknesses in rock and erode the coastline, forming arches, blowholes, bays, beaches and caves.
The roof of Remarkable cave collapsed long ago - its debris washed out to sea, save for the few large boulders and sea-smoothed rocks below. In front is the remains of the cave tunnel leading out to sea.
Why so remarkable? The entrance to the cave forms the shape of Tasmania!
Also, the cave would have originally had two entrances, one of which has now collapsed.

Posted by charlystyles 01:01 Archived in Australia Tagged remarkable_cave

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