Sunday, 16 November 2014

Freycinet Circuit - 11th to 13th November 2014

I had a very enjoyable late-spring visit to Freycinet Peninsula including climbing Mt Freycinet and returning over Mount Graham. This walk isn't too hard, but has a good (579m) hill to carry an overnight pack over which is good training for other upcoming walks.

Many of the creeks were flowing, which allowed the carrying of less water over the mountains. I wasn't able to take full advantage of this, being quite uncertain about the creeks between Mount Graham and Wineglass Bay. In the end, even the creek at the southern end of Wineglass Bay was flowing a bit. This is normally a stagnant swamp, at best.  Lagunta Creek had good flow, and Callitris Creek, up high just below the Freycinet-Graham saddle, was flowing very well. It would be interesting to know if Jimmys Rivulet actually continued flowing all the way down to the lagoon behind Bryans Beach.

The weather was warm, providing an incentive for several dips in the sea. The sea wasn't quite as warm, but was nevertheless refreshing and contributed to improved apparent personal hygiene.

The mountains of the Freycinet Peninsula become evident from the highway approaching Swansea. The Hazards are on the left, and Mount Graham and Mount Freycinet are on the right. (11th November 2014)

Forest Raven, Corvus tasmanicus, at Wineglass Bay. He was stalking the beetroot I didn't want to eat from my salad roll. He was welcome to it. (11th November 2014)

The Hazards and Wineglass Bay from Mount Freycinet. (12th November 2014)

Bennetts Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) - mother and joey at Cooks Beach. (12th November 2014)

Creek flowing across Cooks Beach as the outlet for the lagoon, with The Hazards in the background. (13th November 2014)

The Hazards, Mount Amos and Mount Dove, from Wineglass Bay. (13th November 2014)


Lightheart said...

Beautiful photos Mark!

Mark said...


Chris Wilson said...

Lovely photos Mark. Good to see another entry in your blog too. I've missed them.