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South Freycinet

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Sunday 9 November 08Friday 7 November 08

After travelling via the lagoons between Hazards and wineglass last year we decided that would be the route to take on this walk. It was quite different however, because all the lagoons were completely dry, whereas there was plenty of water in all but the furthest west one last time. It did mean that we could walk in a fairly direct line to join the end of Hazards Beach. The flowers on the stretch between there and Cooks were quite good, especially the Thryptomene and Kunzia which were starting to put on a good display.

The continued erosion of the backing dunes and heathland behind Cooks was most noticeable and the same was observed at Bryans and to a lesser extent at Passage beaches the following day. The hut at Cooks was looking much better than of old after restoration work and now had a veranda reinstalled. There was ample water in the one tank connected. The main drawback from camping virtually anywhere on Freycinet was the pesky mos…