East Freycinet Saddle

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    • Day 536

      Freycinet NP

      February 25, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

      A beautiful sunrise, don't waste time and let's go to the "Freycinet Peninsula Circuit". Which is a 30km, 3day hike.
      I started due to the perfect weather in direction of the famous "Wineglass Bay"(against the recommended way). Of couse, once I got there, I took a plunge into the Water. At one of the top 10 beaches in the World!
      Afterwards I had to climb up all the way to "Mt. Graham". A little while after that I took the detour to climb Mt. Freycinet (613m). The last bit actually was climbing! Needless to say amazing views from the top!
      Just to decent all the way back down to the sea. Where I reached the unreal looking "Cooks Beach" and there iI Set up my camp right on the water! After a walk down to "Bryans Beach" and a swim there im the moning. It was time to make my way back to the car via the coast.

      Ein schöner Sonnenaufgang, dass heißt auf geht's zum "Freycinet Peninsula Circuit" ein 30km drei tages Fernwanderweg. Los ging es, entgegen der offizellen Richtung, zur berühmten "Weinglass Bay". Dort bin ich natürlich, an einem der 10 besten Stände der Welt, schwimmen gegangen. Alerdings ist der Sand etwas gröber als man denkt.
      Danach ging es aufwärts zunächst auf (Mt. Graham) und danach hab ich den umweg über "Mt. Freycinet"(614m) genommen. Des letzte Stück war sogar ein bisschen zu Klettern. Nur um danach gen ganzen Weg wieder nach unten zum Stand zu laufen. An dem unecht aussehenden "Cooks Beach", habe ich dort einen super Platz direckt am Wasser gefunden, um Camp aufzuschlagen.
      Am nächsten Morgen ging es Zum schwimmen zum "Bryans Beach". Danach hieß es, entlang der Küste, zurück zum Auto zu laufen.
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    • Day 21

      Freycinet National Park

      March 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 14 °C

      There would have been so much more to do in this corner of Tasmania but time is ticking for our stay on this beautiful isle! Hence, we decided to do a dayhike only in the Freycinet National Park on the day after arriving in the region. It was already a bit too late in the day to start the hike, advertised as 5h (realistically about 3.5h).
      Finding a good spot to camp was not easy this time. Nothing satisfied our spoiled expectations and in addition I really wanted to beak some bread. The sourdough starter was direly in need of a feed and we craved a slice of good bread. Didn't make the search any easier, but I did ended up making two small loafs of bread (a bit charry but still) and we found an "ok" spot to sleep. You won't believe how many Huntsman can live happily in an old brick barbecue. They did look kind of angry though when I lit a fire under their spider asses. But don't worry, no animals were hurt while beaking the bread!

      During the walk on the next day we had really beautiful weather. Most of the walk was flat but offered the occasional stunning view over the bay. Luckily we are travelling in off season. We didn't meet many people on the trail or on the beaches for that matter which I bet is a very different situation in summer.
      The last part of the hike is a steep incline up to a view point over Wineglas Bay. After climbing 1000, yes you guessed it, steps (stairs again!! Can nobody walk on normal ground anymore?) we could enjoy an awesome view over the bay.
      A short walk downhill led us down to the car and off we were to our next adventure!

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