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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

East Coast - Wineglass Bay.

One of the most iconic viewpoints in Tasmania is a bay called Wineglass Bay. The bay looks like a wine glass but the other story is that this is where the whalers used to come to take refuge and slaughter their whales, the sea would turn red and the sand black from all the left over rotting flesh. Neither pretty nor a desirable place to be but whaling was so much a part of Tasmanian life. There are no such horrors any more and the passage through the Hazard mountains is full of vistas and pink granite boulders which are nothing short of impressive. The water is green, the sand is white and having a swim here involves a long, long walk.
Apparently Queen Lizzie was the smartest, she came in with the royal yacht, landed, went for a walk and had an Aussie Barbie and the entire beach to herself. For us plebs the effort would be more extensive but looking at the bay it is worth it. We walked all the way down and felt the sand in our feet and the sea breeze in our hair. There was one young man who took his clothes off and went for a quick dip but my Mediterranean roots didn't quite enable that.

 The view on the walk looking over Coles Bay.
 The spectacular pink granite boulders - an entire mountain range of them.
 The carefully crafted pink granite steps through the Hazard mountains
A small moment to rest on a specially made saddle seat. 

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