WBSW9: Wineglass Bay Evening Sail

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

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It was a wonderful day to be in the ketch in Wineglass Bay because not only was it a fine day but we were surrounded by a profusion of wildlife.  There were shoals of fish in the bay which had attracted seals, seabirds and dolphins.  Here we see a little tern diving for fish and behind that a colony of Australian fur seals is hauled out on the rocks.  There is also a little black cormorant on the rock at the right.

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Terns and seals again, including a diving tern.

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Here we have a cotillion of tern stretched out at the edge of the beach while there are two silver gulls in the water.

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The South cape of Wineglass Bay.

Since the weather was so good, we took off for a brief sail out of the bay in the late afternoon.

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Cape Forestier and Lemon Rock (though they appear joined).

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Cape Tourville lighthouse.

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Probably one of The Nuggets.

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Closer view of Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

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We probably turned around about this time.

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Waves were washing on the rocks as the rocks glowed in the late afternoon light.

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Heading back to the beach and the shoreline.

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Lemon Rock and the end of Cape Forestier.

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Back in the Bay, closer to the shore.

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At front left is the point where the seals are hauled out, then the beach where the terns are and Mt Graham behind.

This is the last post of the Wineglass Bay Sail/ Walk.  We walked out to the carpark the next day and thence a bus trip to Hobart, but I took few photographs then.  Still a few more posts to come from the trip back from Tasmania and I’ll also do a few mono posts.

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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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Lichens.

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Leaf on eucalyptus bark.

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

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Looks like a correa but it’s epacris impressa.

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

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Presumably some kind of fern.

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Banksia.  Either Banksia Serrata or Banksia Marginata.

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Casuarina.

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Acacia mucronata subsp longifolia (Longleaf caterpillar wattle).

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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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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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Curious patterns on the beach as we walk along.

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

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Banksia Marginata.

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

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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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