South West Tasmania – day 1

The first day of the South Coast Track in South West Tasmania. We set out from Melaleuca in the mid-late arvo after a bit of a delay with our flight. There was a large group of hatted men hot on our trail so with fresh legs and scattered minds we decided to hot foot it to the next campsite at Buoy Creek for an excellent nights sleep.

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The ‘true believers’ on the airstrip before making shapes

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Cox Bight – The first taste of the coast

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Leopard seal chilling out

 

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Grey sand, grey skies

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Stinkfish

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Cox Bluff

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A sharp rocky outcrop

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Cox bluff and some interesting lighting

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A seagull with prime position

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Camp day 1 – Buoy Creek

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Ta

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Big balls inflating the sarcophagus

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Dining in style

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Classic Alfredo toasting marshmallows

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Sunset over Point Cox from Buoy Creek

Nightwalkers – part 3

Day 3 – Hvanngil to Landmannalaugar

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Álftavatn huts

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More lunch time views

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Glacier frisbee session

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Misty times

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Entering the stenchlands

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Nice colours in the volcanic springs

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Heading downhill

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Colours in the rock

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Mordor!

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Steamy rocks

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A battered signpost

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Leaving the lava fields

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Landmannalaugar huts

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Carbohydrate reward

Nightwalkers – part 2

Day 2 – Basar to Hvanngil

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Strolling across the channel

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Raging torrents

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Long shadows

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Setting sun

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Lunch time views

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River crossing

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Sundown

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A busy little campsite that we bypassed

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A mini volcano

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Rock hopping expert

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Sunset in the highlands

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Campsite day 2 – very moist times

Nightwalkers – part 1

A collection of shots from a busy hike in Iceland called Laugavegur. Would recommend if you like volcanos, waterfalls and thermal hot springs. We culled a lot of fellow tourists by walking at night which is a handy option in summer.

Day 1 – Skógar to Básar

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Skógafoss – A nice start to the walk

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Icelandic sheep having a ponder

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Geology is cool

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The David Blaine of rocks

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A sneaky waterfall R0014448

Taking the high road

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First sign of snow

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An A-frame hut in the mist

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Double waterfall!

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Soft rock + lots of water = deep channels

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A rickety bridge marking a scenery change

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Pins out in glacier territory

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A perilous journey ahead

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This seemed a lot more dangerous than it looks here

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Mars

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Bad lighting but cool country side

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Looking back

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A dark shot looking back at the descent from dying camera

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Camp night 1 – Basar

A Week in the Wilderness – Part 4

 

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Broken men R0010978

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Western Arthur Range from the plainsR0010968

Staying sunsmart R0010953

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Water stopR0010939

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The beach, a prominent rock and Lake RosanneR0010911

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Techno Viking having a ponder R0010888

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Federation Peak on the horizonR0010873

The last ascent R0010869

Eye on the prize

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Misty times