South West Tasmania – day 4

Day 4 on the South Coast Track. All but one of the posse awoke happy to a scorcher of a day on the coast. Unfortunately classic Alfredo had failed to wash his hands sufficiently somewhere along the journey and had come down with a bout of gastro. So we donated all our hydrolyte, hand sanitiser and corking pills to Gastro Boy before we took off from Deadman’s Bay. Unfortunately for him, today we had decided to make a long day of it and make for Surprise Bay camp. Day 4 was easily the highlight of the trip as we were treated to seals, boats, swimming, side trips, snakes, sunsets, and Surprise Bay itself was alright too.

 

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Big balls procrastinating at camp

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A little sapling rising like a phoenix

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Clouds in the tea

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A mirror-like stream at Deadman’s Bay

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Gastro Boy preparing to mount the Elephant Seal, near Menzies Bluff

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Birdlyfe

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Walking the long stretch at Prion Bay

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Jesso showing us how she rowed stroke back in highschool – Milford Creek with Precipitous Bluff in the distance

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Prion Bay and De Witt Island in the distance

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Birdseye view of the crossing

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Bush bashing the coastline – “If you really want to do it, you can do it” – Gastro Boy, 2017

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We definitely should have waded across this part – Milford Creek

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Jesso preparing to boot-up on Milford Creek

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Looking back at Prion Bay and De Witt Island

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Big balls hanging ten on the conglomerate at Osmiridium Beach

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Meandering through the forest in the later arvo as we were nearing camp

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Trees

 

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Sundown as we were walking into camp at Surprise Bay

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Emerging from the forest to an awesome sunset

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Highlight – Slowly walking along the beach into day 4 camp as the sun was dropping

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Sharp rock formations at Surprise Bay looking out towards Pretty’s Point

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Pretty’s Point

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Sunset over Surprise Rivulet after having a dip before dinner

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Lizzy cooking more complex carbohydrates

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