Gough Island: More Zodiac Cruising
More afternoon zodiac cruising along the rugged coastline of the Gough Island. Gough is roughly oval-shaped, measuring about 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) in length and 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) in width and an area of roughly 91 sq km (35 sq miles). The island formed as a result of volcanic eruptions around 3mm years ago and you still see the columnar basalt intrusion and steep volcanic cliffs all around. The cliffs rise steeply from the sea and provide nesting sites for various wildlife – from seal to rockhopper penguins to sooty albatrosses on top. The rugged coastline is often battered by strong waves and swell.