Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Monday, October 3, 2011
Cape Deslacs walk
The frosty starting temperature at our place at 6.00am yesterday was -0.02 degrees according to the weather station, but the sun quickly changed that. The first day of daylight saving (how I love it!) turned into an absolutely stunning spring day, perfect for a walk. I joined friends in our social walking group for a stroll around the Cape Deslacs circuit and out along the headland overlooking Pipeclay Lagoon and Clifton Beach with its cliffs and blowholes. We were rewarded with 360 degree views of the Tasman Peninsula and surrounding bays. There was lots of bird life, including a few brilliant red flame robins. Plenty of wildflowers were out already, including a couple of orchids. Cruise ship season has begun, and we saw one heading up the Derwent towards Hobart. We finished up with coffee and French pastries (for some) in Bellerive. Map of walk here.
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.