WBSW8: Freycinet Morning Walk to Wineglass Bay

11 September 2017, Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania
Wineglass Bay Sail Walk Day 5

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This morning we had breakfast off Schouten Island and then sailed to Cook’s Beach at the western side of Freycinet Peninsula where we walked along the Pensinsula Track to Wineglass Bay.  What follows is some plants and views from walking along the track.

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Hollow tree.  Potential shelter in heavy rain.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

Lichens.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

Leaf on eucalyptus bark.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

Casuarina,  Clearly it has been raining but not while we were walking.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

Looks like a correa but it’s epacris impressa.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

I knew what this was at one stage but I’ve forgotten.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

Presumably some kind of fern.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

Banksia.  Either Banksia Serrata or Banksia Marginata.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

Casuarina.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

 

Acacia mucronata subsp longifolia (Longleaf caterpillar wattle).

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

After a few hours we come out at Promise Bay, where we walk along the rock and sand until we reach the Isthmus Track to Wineglass Bay.  This is looking south.

 

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… and this is looking north, from almost the same spot.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

We stopped for a bite to eat and just back from the beach and behind the dead tree, here is a dense clump of coastal wattle in flower.

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Rain clouds in the distance, but not where we are.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

Curious patterns on the beach as we walk along.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk .

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

And now we are on the Isthmus Track to Wineglass Bay.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

Banksia Marginata.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

There’s a swamp on the isthmus.  We didn’t need to walk through it.

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Australia, Freycinet Peninsula, Nature, Photography, seascape, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness, Wineglass Bay Sail Walk

And here we are, at the end of the track at the northern end of the beach at Wineglass Bay.  There’s a kelp gull on the beach, some people walking along it and the ketch in the distance.  You may need to click on the image to see that.

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5 comments on “WBSW8: Freycinet Morning Walk to Wineglass Bay

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Especially like the last photo.

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  2. Leanne Cole says:

    Looks good Murray, very different from what we saw.

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