Swansea Beach Chalets
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... a quick snoop round Coles Bay. Lovely views across the narrow inlet. Then we drive into Freycinet National Park and pay our daily entrance fee ($24) and park up in the Wineglass Bay car park and then it's walking time! First, we walk up to the ridge (about 45 minutes and pretty hard going uphill) and we get our first glimpse at that famous look-out view! Magnificent. Truly Breath-taking. Then we embark on our real test - taking the trail down to the ...
... the crescent shape bay with blue sea and sky and white sand was spectacular. By this time we were desperate for a swim and the ranger recommended we head back to Friendly beach (so called because of a peaceful aboriginal treaty) as it would be out of the wind. It was beautiful and refreshing and yet another beach that reminded us of Mull...Ardalanish this time. Having thought we could manage with out lunch we were by then feeling a little peckish so bought ...
... br> Dunnalley has a manmade canal (Denison Canal) and a bridge
that opens to allow boats access into the bay, so we got to see this quite a
few times from our freebie spot. Rob
finally found the time to get his fishing rod wet, but no luck
unfortunately. In total we spent three
nights in Dunnalley, had a drink at the local, rode our bikes around town, did
a day trip down the peninsula and relaxed.
... well it's quite sobering really. While on the peninsula we went to see the old coal mine ruins. This is where they sent the very worst of the worst convicts from Port Arthur. We didn't go back into Port Arthur as we'd been before and could see enough from the lookout out the front of the Visitor Centre.
Everything around the Tasman Peninsula gives you this sense of sadness at the moment so thank heavens for the little township ...
... day. They enjoyed their walk deciding to only go up to the lookout & not all the way to the beach as it wasn't really swimming weather. Then they did a walk to the lighthouse as well. They were back by 2.00.
The rest of us got up late & went over to the Swansea market, which was very small but managed to get Maddy a 1D ...