Wednesday, 31 December 2014
A few days ago we had a lunch appointment at Alonnah on Bruny Island with some of our relatives who had come out from the UK to stay at their holiday house. We had a lovely lunch in the sun and had absolutely no dramas with the ferry which was nice. But we were a bit late for lunch.
You see I thought the Fluted Cape loop took about an hour, so I convinced the rest of my family that we should scoot around that before heading over to the western side of the island. Of course if I'd looked at my own blog I would have seen that it took me, walking and jogging by myself, almost 2 hours the last time I did it. But I'm kind of glad I didn't look though, or we wouldn't have done it and it was really fun doing it together.
If you do it in an anti-clockwise direction (which is by far the best way), you have a long gradual climb until you suddenly pop out of the forest at the top of the very high cliffs.
Then you make your way steeply down the edge of them, until you are back at sea-level..
..right near the little island which sits off the point where there used to be a whaling camp.
Then the rest of the trip is easy, skirting the coast back to the car park, passing the little spot with all the rock towers..
The water was so lovely and green, and there were dolphins in Adventure Bay (which I didn't get any photos of)
and by the time we made it back to the car (a bit over two hours later) we were all very happy, but very hungry!