Crescent Bay & Mount Brown
Friday 1 August 08
A certain degree of luck was present for this walk, because the cloud and rainfall picture showed the only part of Tasmania free of both was the south eastern portion. Hence the predictions of rain did not eventuate and we enjoyed a sunny and calm day walking along this lovely section of coast.
Prior to reaching Crescent Bay we ascended Mt Brown then returned via the lookout over the Dauntless Point. After lunch we walked to the Point Puer end of the beach, climbed to join the old track and went along this to visit the site planned for a resort by Dick Smith. The spot was covered in a vast swathe of Spanish Heath. A hoped for short cut over the heathland of Mansfield Plain meant we were off track for some distance and Alan who went along the coastal reserve to Safety Cove was back well before we arrived.
Coffee was enjoyed at "Eucalypt" a fairly new establishment at Port Arthur.
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