|Pacific Gull, Larus pacificus, Hazards Beach - 27th May 2011|
|Wineglass Bay Beach, Freycinet - 26th May 2011|
The weather was very nice, cool and sunny. I made good time over the hill to Wineglass Bay, and then out onto Hazards Beach. Here I saw five pelicans along the beach ahead of me. They were very wary and set off across the bay before I got anywhere near them.
|Pelicans, Pelecanus conspicillatus, Hazards Beach - 27th May 2011|
|Beach detail, Freycinet - 26th May 2011|
|View south along Hazards Beach, Freycinet - 27th May 2011|
Anyway, apart from the pain, the walking was easy and enjoyable. There is plenty of interest to see, and the Cooks Beach campsite is a good one. There is a composting toilet and a water tank. You need to check with the rangers whether there is water in the tank, but there generally is unless it has been very long dry spell. The rangers tend to be pessimistic about it too - "there probably is", "we haven't checked ourselves, but we've heard there is water in the tank", etc. The views from the tops of Mount Graham and Mount Freycinet are really the highlight, so from this point of view I just didn't make it this time. Never mind, there's always next time.
|Banksia flower, Banksia marginata, Freycinet - 26th May 2011|
|Lamprophyre intrusion into granite, south end of Hazards Beach, Freycinet - 26th May 2011|
|Detail of intruded lamprophyre in granite with large incorporated quartz crystal,|
south end of Hazards Beach, Freycinet - 26th May 2011