When you arrive on this island you are indeed met by actual granite. Who would have thought. A whole pile of it. And this pile has a little sign telling you that it’s been here since the discovery.
Oh, and a stunning view. The view back on the harbor is arguably the best part. UNLESS, you are a nerd and like to talk about nerdy soil/parent material/geologically based topics. In that case, you’re busy staring at flecks of rock that make up bigger rocks.
And the other tourists look at you funny.
There is a whole path that goes in a circle around granite island that you can take. It’s not very far at all, but when you wander off to take close up photos of the previously mentioned rocks, you can end up spending quite a bit of time doing the full circuit.
The wind was pretty strong when I was there so the waves were making a whole lot of noise. I think some people find the sound of waves relaxing, but these were not.
The side of the Island facing land however, has beautiful calm waves that you could easily be mesmerized by.