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Coles Bay - Day 2

Monday 3 February 2014

Forecast for today was cloudy with a maximum of only 18 degrees, after yesterday's 27 degrees.

We had a restless night wondering if we should roll up our awning as the wind came up during the night. The forecast was for more wind over the next 2 days, with gusts of 30 to 40 knots, so we packed away our awning - at least we will sleep better tonight. With the weather today a bit cool and breezy we decided to drive up to Bicheno and check out Friendly Beaches and Cape Tourville on the way back. At Bicheno we did a bit of shopping, filled up with diesel at $1.69 a litre, checked out the Bicheno dump point as Coles Bay does not have one, then had some sandwiches for lunch at the Waub's Bay sea wall.

Bicheno Jetty at The Gulch

Bicheno Jetty at The Gulch

North easterly swell at The Gulch, Bicheno

North easterly swell at The Gulch, Bicheno

Governor Island at Bicheno

Governor Island at Bicheno

Fishing boats anchored in Waub's Bay, Bicheno

Fishing boats anchored in Waub's Bay, Bicheno

Peggy's Point at Bicheno

Peggy's Point at Bicheno

Bicheno sea wall - will they get wet?

Bicheno sea wall - will they get wet?

Yes - they will get wet!

Yes - they will get wet!

After having our sandwiches we had a coffee at the White Dog Café which is part of the old Silver Sands Motel, now looking very tired - unlike 48 years ago when it was nearly new. After our coffee we headed back towards Coles Bay and drove into Friendly Beaches to check out the views and the camp sites. It was still cool and breezy with a sea mist making things look a bit dull and grey. We did the loop through the camp grounds and noticed that there were quite a few camp sites big enough to take our van - so maybe next time we could try this spot.

Di at Friendly Beaches

Di at Friendly Beaches

Friendly Beaches looking south

Friendly Beaches looking south

Looking out to sea from Friendly Beaches on a grey day

Looking out to sea from Friendly Beaches on a grey day

Our next stop was the Cape Tourville Lighthouse that was built in 1971 to replace the almost inaccessible Forestier Lighthouse on nearly Lemon Rock. From the car park there is a board walk that takes you around the Cape to the lighthouse with good views along the coast - or they would be on a clear day. We could see Wine Glass Bay in the misty distance.

Rocks off Cape Tourville

Rocks off Cape Tourville

Wine Glass Bay from Cape Tourville

Wine Glass Bay from Cape Tourville

Cape Tourville Lighthouse

Cape Tourville Lighthouse

Blue Heeler checking out the flowers

Blue Heeler checking out the flowers

Posted by TwoAces 22:27

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