Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park

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Our campground at Friendly Beaches is part of Freycinet National Park.  The visitor centre for the park is in Coles Bay.  We wanted to do one of the hikes so we went into Coles Bay to get some more info.  What a pretty view!  It was overcast and the peaks were covered in clouds. How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park I was so thrilled to see this albatross Pacific Gull, but since then I’ve seen many.  He’s gorgeous against these rocks. How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park I spooked him a little and he flew a little further away. How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park The colours in these rocks reminded me of southern Utah. How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park We went to the visitor centre to find out which hikes would be suitable for families.  We found a couple of books that we need to add to our collection.  There was much to look at but the kids all crowded around the books and stayed there.  I could barely drag them away to look at anything else.  We miss the library! How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park I told the kids to climb on the rock for a picture.  It made us laugh to see TurboBug run over there too.  He totally gets the whole camera thing. How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park We see these bushes all over, I’m not sure what they are called.  This one was right outside the visitor centre.  I like them because they remind me of my first trip to Australia nearly eleven years ago.  I have a picture of Sean kneeling next to one of them at the Grampians when we walked to MacKenzie Falls. How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park Coles Bay is a small town.  We stopped at this tiny shop for some supplies and some bait.  Tasmania doesn’t give regular plastic bags with your shopping, you have to purchase reusable bags, either plastic or cloth.  Looks like in this town plastic isn’t an option at all and they are proud to have been the first. How Many More Minutes? ~ Coles Bay & Freycinet National Park More on Freycinet to come. 

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  1. […] We reached the official lookout for Coles Bay.  To the right is where we’d taken pictures earlier that day.   We stopped for a rest and to take in the view.  And a snack of course.  Some of […]

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