Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tinderbox hills walk

Today we joined a group of eight lovely people to walk 16km from Howden through the Peter Murrell Reserve to the Tinderbox Hills, finishing up at Mount Louis which as promised, provided panoramic views of the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Bruny Island and Storm Bay. It was a sunny, warm and clear day so we could see a fair way up the coast. From various points along the walk we could also see south west to the snowy peaks in the Mount Hartz National Park. The lighthouse you can see in the centre of the photo below is the Iron Pot Lighthouse. This is apparently Australia's oldest surviving lighthouse and second oldest light station (after Macquarie Light in Sydney).

The trail went up and down a lot, so I know our legs will be feeling it tonight, but I'm sure we're in pretty good shape compared to friends who did the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker in Sydney on Friday! When we got home, David made a delicious batch of date scones and we ate the lot.

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