Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The East Coast

Overnight temperature - 2 Degrees Celsius.

It is time to leave Ranelagh, where we have been staying in Aunty Margaret's backyard. We have spent some time over the last week with some of my cousins Joe (and his son Isaac) and Leigh (and her son Jack).

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Cousin Joe

in his usual attire

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Cousin Leigh

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Jack with Rosa

Mum and Dad have joined us again for the journey to the northern end of the state travelling up the east coast. So we eventually made camp at Lagoons Beach, just north of the Freycinet Peninsular.

First Leisl and then Josie managed to catch tonsillitis so we needed a few days to rest and recuperate. There are few places we have discovered that could be more suited to the task.

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The campsite setup
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Sunrise at the beach
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Lagoons Beach
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Ahhhh the sound of the surf
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Daniel supervising the kids
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Sand dunes

The children loved spending time at the beach, playing in the lagoon (which was about 10 degrees warmer than the ocean) and building sandcastle cities in the sand. They also climbed every tree in a 1 mile radius and introduced themselves to the other campers children.

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Playing in the lagoon
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Sand buddies
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Climbing trees
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Meeting Joshua

Once the kids started to recover, we were able to visit some of the local attractions.

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The blowhole at Bicheno
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Sunrise at the beach
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Coles Bay lookout
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Watching Wineglass Bay
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Wineglass Bay lookout
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Wineglass Bay walk
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Watch out for falling rocks
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The Wineglass bay walking track is well made

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Proof that Daniel actually came too

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Cape Tourville lookout 

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Cape Tourville lookout

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Looking back at Wineglass Bay

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Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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Sleepy Bay

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Continuing our journey north along the East Coast, we stopped at St Helens and did our washing in the local laundromat. Then we headed for Musselroe bay in the state’s far north eastern coast.

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This was the campsite setup. We deterred any possible neighbours by being almost 20 metres long and blocking the entrance. The next day, Karen declared she wanted to see the ocean that we had listened to all night, but couldn’t see from where we were. So we dropped the troopy into low-range four wheel drive (for the first time), and headed for the beach.

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Karen & the kids the only ones on the Beach!

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1 comment:

Michele said...

Hmmm I think my comment just got gobbled up by blogger.

I think I said something along the lines of:

Lovely to hear what you are up to. Miss you Karen and your posts. Lovely beach wow! Jealous of going to sleep at night listening to the ocean and then playing on the beach all day. Thats the life.
And hows the Tentschooling going.
Read any good books lately?
Thinking of you and your lovely family. Looks like you are having a great ADventure