Backpacks filled up with stuff to last a couple of days, parked the car at a spot where the walk starts from Coles Bay and began our two day hike, heading for Cook’s Beach.
It was an easy walk. No strong climbs or difficult pathways. The weather was as we wished for. Clear skies, not too hot and not too cold and a light breeze to blow the dust of the leaves. The walk was about two third over the beach and after we past the first half we almost were on our own. Some seagulls crossed our path but didn’t obscure our fantastic views.
At the end of Cook’s Beach a hut was waiting. However, after a close inspection we decided not to use it. It was very old and small. One of the walls was decorated with a paper showing a pin-up picture of Pat Boone dated 1968. We pinned our tent on the beach close by and the whole beach was ours. The weather was, as said, beautiful and the sea lay in front of us, conveniently just touching the beach and very inviting. Looking forward to a dip in this wonderful blue, we stripped and ran to get our feet wet. As soon we touched the salty water we ran back twice the speed. The water was icy cold and we decided that, to take in the views from our ‘private’ beach instead, was a much better option.
We could have stayed there for a couple of days but wanted to see a bit more, so, after having packed our stuff the next morning, we retraced our footsteps and followed the same path back over Cooks Beach until halfway Hazards Beach. There was a path which leads across the peninsula to Wineglass Bay and after we had lunch on the beach, we headed back to where we started our hike. This path was not as easy as the previous day and I found it unbelievable to see people walking, wearing only slippers, totally unprepared for the climb to the lookout and the bay.
We turned our backs to the Freycinet and in the afternoon we arrived in Ross.
A beautiful historic town and the locals putting every effort in it to keep it looking that way. We found a nice place to spend the night. A beautifully build (in old style) hotel and after we had a refreshing shower we strolled through this township, took some photos and visited another hotel ( Man O Ross) where we had a very tasty dinner in the evening.
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