So here we are still on epic Day 5 of our Tassie trip exploring Freycinet National Park. After completing our second walk to Sleepy Bay (the first walk being to Wineglass Bay Lookout), the next walk we did was the Cape Tourville lighthouse walk (Walk No. 3 on the map in my last Tassie post), the easiest walk we could find in Freycinet National Park!
This walk is a 20 minute circuit walk with lovely wide pathways and boardwalks wrapping around cliff edges. There are magnificent views across to Lemon Bight and Mount Forestier and a birdseye view of ‘The Nuggets’.
The extra gem you get on this walk is seeing the Cape Tourville Lighthouse which was erected in 1971. It replaced the inaccessible Cape Forestier Lighthouse on Lemon Rock which was decommissioned the same year. The lighthouse was constructed as an automatic light and was never manned.
I took quite a few photo’s but far too many of the same thing so it was quite easy to cut the photo’s down to just these five. I had a battle on my hands with the strong sun in the sky (see final image) and had to be careful how I framed my shots for this reason. For the photography enthusiasts I have included camera settings. Apologies – I forgot to do this last post!
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/250s ISO: 200
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm Aperture: F/8 Shutter Speed: 1/1000s ISO: 200
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm Aperture: F/11 Shutter Speed: 1/200s ISO: 200
Sadly, now it was time that we leave Freycinet National Park. We had accommodation for the night booked at a B&B at St Mary’s and needed to be on our way. We had no idea though that St Mary’s was up in the mountains and that we had lots of long, winding, mountainous roads to navigate before we would finally reach our destination – just before dark. Trust me though, the drive was worth it! Pop back to the blog next Wednesday to find out why!
Ciao for now,
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