Victoria Tasmania Go west Cradle Mountain NP Cuddle the devil The enchanted myrtles At the Blue tier Holy cow! Golconda Festival Second day Narawndapu NP Wineglass Bay Fishers Point The Big Gum Hartz NP Hobart Wooden Boat Centenary party Last day
General Marsupials Birds More animals Trees
For the next day, we planned a long travel day to the Southeastern coast, to Wineglass bay. So we left early enough to witness the remains of nightly or early morning encounters. The bad thing about marsupials is that they are hard to chase off the roads. They don't go away and less careful drivers may hit them. I'd feel, one could at least carry them off the road, but apparently, that's only the idea of a minority. So Suzy took over. All the poor victims she caried away were males so there were no surviving babies like Muhammad to care for.
In the afternoon, we reached Freycinet National Park. Unfortunately, the camp sites were all booked so we only could stay for a while, but not overnight. Anyway, we were here for the famous Wineglass Bay and so we went there first uphill on an again really beautiful track. From up the ridge, we had the first view over the bay.
At Wineglass Bay, we took a nice spot on the beach to have dinner. Of course, also some Silver Gulls came along to see what one can get out of these new sources. But they were not very social. Two of these gulls were still chicks making their first steps into life. But their pure presence was upsetting to an adult one, so it tryed to chase them away. But of course, with no avail.
And of course, just like at any shoreline I came to during this holiday, a Sooty Oystercatcher found something edibe which most likely was not an oyster.
When reaching the car park again, we found two highwaymen waiting for us. They were not here to talk, so the information in the background made plain clear what we could await. The previous victims had paid their banana peels to pass safely.
We had nothing left from the dinner, so we tryed to make friends with the gang. And indeed, after some gentle touches, they decided to let us go without the ransom paid.