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Day 7

Bicheno to Freycinet NP to Swansea

semi-overcast 18 °C

Day 7
September 13
Bicheno to Freycinet NP to Swansea

Cloudy and extremely windy 7 degrees to 18 (T-shirt stuff)

Feeling fit after yesterday’s walk/climb

Cosy sleep in the cottage with the fire going all night.

Explore around Bicheno taking in the natural fishing harbour and the blowhole.

Back to Freycinet NP and coastal lookouts and walks.
The Friendly Beaches.

Tourville Lighthouse walk.

Sleepy Bay walk. Amazing coastal scenery.

And This is what makes the rocks look orange.

Back to NP info centre and down to Coles Bay. Camping area is tempting except sites are all on compacted gravel and the wind is coming in with 45km storm predicted. We are warned that it is difficult to use pegs so we decide to move on to Swansea.

Check in to Swansea Backpackers at get the $85 dollar double for $68. We have the whole thing to ourselves.

Out for an afternoon walk to the beach and around the headland. Looking across The Great Oyster Bay to Freycinet. Lovely views but it is now blowing a gale. Glad we decided not to camp. Out to dinner at the ‘Ugly Duck Out’. Pat’s Seafood Gumbo was inedible with hardly any seafood. After a little discussion the chef gave her a side plate of mixed grilled seafood. I had ‘Seafood Combo’ – fish, calamari, a couple of scallops with chips. OK. Overall, not a very nice dining experience.

Everything is empty. I am starting to feel a bit weird – like we are the only ones left on the planet. This backpackers is huge – and we are here all on our own. We have to turn off all the lights and lock up etc. I am starting to crave people. We are watching TV in an empty hall!

Goodnight world .... if you are out there .... anyone?????????

Posted by peterjday 03:34 Archived in Australia

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