Monday, 6 April 2015
We'd decided to visit the eastern and southern sides of the island today, and our first stop was Walker's Lookout, somewhere in the middle which had great views in all directions. This is looking south.
Back in the car and 15 minutes later we were at Patriach Inlet, an inlet that meets a beach that looks like it runs for 50k down the eastern side of the island.
We spent almost two hours here walking and/or playing on the beach. Alexa and Jon and I walked to the far corner of it, over big piles of sea weed and past strange sea creatures that had been washed up, while the kids and Andy played in the sand.
Then we headed south to the township of Lady Barron. I'm not sure why but I had expected something bigger, when in fact it really was a one shop town. In fact it was a one shop town that had run out of bread which was a bit dissappointing. It was pretty though, and it looked out over a whole lot of islands.including the surprisingly large Cape Barron Island.
We had lunch at Yellow Beach which reminded me a lot of Richardson's beach in Coles Bay, minus the fifty thousand shacks and people.
Then there was time for more granite rock-hopping while Andy persuaded the out-of-sorts Lyra that it would be a good idea to eat some lunch..
Luckily Andy was successful in his mission so Lyra was able to qualify for an after-lunch ice-cream from the shop-with-no-bread. We needed this ice-cream to fuel us for the next part of our day, the final Great 60 Walk on the island.