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    • Day40

      Freycinet National Park / Tag 2

      December 19, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      Am zweiten Tag ging es dann etwas höher hinauf am Mount Freycinet vorbei und steil über den Gipfel des Mount Graham. Der stürmische Wind machte die Temperatur recht angenehm, aber das Laufen zeitweise auch ziemlich anstrengend. Nach der tollen Aussicht, folgte der lange Abstieg wieder hinunter bis ans Meer und die malerische Wineglass Bay wo wir eine stürmische Nacht verbrachten (natürlich inkl. unserer tierischen Besuchern, den Opossum's, die wie immer nachts auf der Suche nach Essensresten waren😉)Read more

    • Day29

      Freycinet National Park

      November 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

      From Orford, we head north to Freycinet National Park. Our Host from the B&B suggested stopping at a winery with good views of Oyster Bay. Devil's Corner was a good stop, and we didn't even have wine.
      When we reached the park, our first stop was to walk up to Cape Tourville lighthouse. The lookouts on this trail were outstanding. We were amazed at the orange streaks on the rocks in the distance, but realized later that it was actually lichen that gave that colour to the rocks.
      We made stops at Sleepy Bay and at Honeymoon Bay, and never were disappointed in the scenes. But our main goal was to get to see Wineglass Bay. The hike up to that lookout was much longer and steeper than the others had been. We definitely were not the fastest on the trail, but, like the tortoise, slow and steady did the trick. Fortunately, there were planty of views to stop and take in on the way up. The rock formations of the Hazards are quite amazing, with huge boulders scattered around and perched on ledges looking ready to fall. Every so often we would come upon a wallaby on the trail. They look like small kangaroos and are a darker colour. These wallabies were quite tame and one in the parking lot looked like it wanted to get in the car and come with us. Others we have seen in the wild, take off at great speed when you come along. This famous landmark measured up well to its hype.
      The afternoon sped by, so with piles of pictures taken, we headed off to our home for the night at St. Helens.
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      The kangaroo is adorable! So cool!


      This was one of our favourite spots. Love reliving our trip & learning about things we didn't get to see. Keep the blog & photos coming.


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