Peta and Ian's Tasmanian Photo album
Photo's from the South West Cape Trip
|Hazards of Bushwalking #1, wandering pancake salesmen||Morning mist on the Ironbound Range |
|Federation Peak from the Ironbounds||Lifes a Beach|
|Hazards of Bushwalking #2, thigh deep mud||Rain forest, South Cape Range|
|View from South Cape Range||River Crossing Prion Beach|
We had always wanted to do South West Tassie. So last Christmas we straped on the packs and did it. We flew into Melaluca Inlet, then spent 9 days walking out to Cockle Creek. We had absoultely marvelous weather, even though the area is prone to storms and even snow in summer. Mud was still appaling though.
The photos here are just a sample of the sights and conditions, and don't begin to give you the mind buggering feeling of 12 hours tramping through button grass plains, or the sheer exhilaration of getting to the top of the Ironbounds, or the fun of body surfing in icy cold, glassy clear water.
A good reference is "South-West Tasmania: a natural history and visitors guide" , Ken Collins, Heritage Books, Tasmania, 1990, ISBN 1 857111 00 X
Also "Bushwalking in Australia" John and Monica Chapman, Lonely Planet Publications, Victoria 1988, ISBN 0 86442 007 2 (probably new edition out)
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