WBSW1: Cape Hauy

7 September 2017, Fortescue Bay and Cape Hauy, Tasmania
Wineglass Bay Sail Walk Day 1

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A few weeks earlier, I undertook the Overland Track in Winter with the Tasmanian Walking Company.  Now, also with the same company, Jools and I were starting off on the six-day Wineglass Bay Sail Walk.  Each day we would go for walks in wild locations on the east coast of Tasmania and then we would sail on a 23-metre (75 foot) ketch to the next location.

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Looking back at the beach at Fortescue Bay.

We met at a hotel in Hobart at 7am and were driven through Eaglehawk Neck to Fortescue Bay, on the east cost of the Tasman Peninsula.  Here we commenced a four-hour return walk to Cape Hauy.

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Banksia Marginata.

There were five of us, plus a guide.  Later on the boat we would meet the two skippers (one handing over to the other) and the cook.

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Looking north.  Maria Island in the distance to the right.  We are to be heading in that direction.

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Cheverton Rock.

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Looking out to the end of the cape with Cheverton Rock in the distance (I had a long lens for the previous shot).

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Straight down.

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Looking south towards Cape Pillar.

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A small stack below the cliffs.

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We are walking back by this time.

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Here you can see the Tasman Island Lighthouse poking up behind the end of the Cape Pillar peninsula.

In 1987 I photographed Tasman Island Lighthouse from Cape Pillar as part of the From Dusk Till Dawn project.  One of those images became the frontispiece of the book (fourth image in this post).

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Looking back at Cheverton Rock.

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Looking north.  The rocks are about four kilometres away.  I was told their name but don’t remember.

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Rain was threatening but didn’t eventuate.

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Coastal wattle in flower.

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Now back near the Fortescue Bay beach,  some of our party are heading out to the Lady Eugenie, our home for the next five nights.

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