Granite Island Walk

granite island

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.

granite island

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.

granite island

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.

granite island

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.

granite island

The side of the Island facing land however, has beautiful calm waves that you could easily be mesmerized by.

granite island

19 Comments

  1. Mary

    That is both incredible and hilarious (a giant pile of rocks just sitting there!) I’m so skeptical of it, it looks like someone just piled a whole bunch of it up, but hey, nature is awesome.

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