The Walk To Grass Point

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We knew we’d only have a couple of nights on Bruny Island, so after we set up camp we drove down to Adventure Bay to do the walk to Grass Point.  The kids were not too thrilled to be taking off so soon after we got there, they wanted the chance to explore the campsite.  The Grass Point walk is part of the Fluted Cape Walk in South Bruny National Park, which is one of the 60 Great Short Walks in Tasmania.  It’s supposed to be about an hour and a half return, but these things always take us longer!  Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? The trail starts on the beach, so we were again treated to the beautiful views Tasmania has to offer. Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes?Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? The trail quickly left the beach.  We were happy to find another pant-a-log.  Jitterbug is laughing because it isn’t clothed.  Boys. Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Along the way we came upon not just a fairy house, but a whole fairy city!  Someone had worked hard on these.  There were piles of rocks all over the place. Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? They were fun to look at and the kids enjoyed adding their own piles of rocks to the city. Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? So much whaling happened in this area.  If they’d only known what they were doing to the whale population.  Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Someone from WA must have been missing home.  (That’s Western Australia, not Washington!)  Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Some beautiful scenery at the end of the trail. Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? This is Penguin Island.  We might have been able to make it across to it but we didn’t try.  We would have been quite wet!  We were content to clamber around on the rocks where we were. Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes?Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? The kids decided to scare me by climbing the nearby cliffs.  I stopped taking pictures so I wouldn’t have to look! Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes?Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Somebody was sleepy!  Thank goodness for our Ergo. Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes?Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes?Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? There is actually some grass at Grass Point! Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? The return walk always seems to take longer with kids.  I think because they are complaining more.  It’s not new scenery since we’d already walked that way, and we’ve already seen what there is to see.  They suddenly realise they are tired and bored and hungry.  Every time!  But there are still pretty things to see…even tree bark can be beautiful! Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? I think these shorebirds are pied oystercatchers.  They were so cute, happily chatting to each other as they made their way up the beach.  They were careful not to come to close to us. Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? This picture appears earlier in this post, but I love it in black and white. Walk to Grass Point, Bruny Island, TAS ~ How Many More Minutes? More Bruny Island on the way!

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