Day 3: Maria Island (pt 2)
What a wonderful place Maria Island is. Last night, after dinner I went for a short walk to a beach to enjoy sunset. The beach was a beautiful white sand with great scenery. Plus I had this beach all to myself, except for the geese getting in some low flying practice. After my hour of enjoying the views I walked back to the campsite.
Along the way back there was so much wildlife to see. I lost count of how many wallabies, kangaroos and wombats I saw. One great thing about the island is that there are no motor vehicles, so this means no road kill. Unlike the main part of Tasmania where there is plenty of road kill.
|Some of the wildlife you get to see on the island|
This morning I woke up to a lovely sunrise. The wildlife was still wondering around. I then cooked up breakfast before my ride down the island. I rode for about 11kms before the road became really sandy.
|The view this morning from my tent|
After pushing the bike for about 500m I decided to leave my bike under a tree and walk the remaining 1km or so. I then arrived at this narrow stretch of sand about mid-way down the island. The water was a beautiful blue, against the whitest of white sandy beaches, plus a great blue sky. So I relaxed for a while and had a swim at my own personal beach. Water was cool, but not as cool as I thought it would be.
|Some of the beautiful beaches I got to enjoy today|
Following my swim I walked to my bike and headed back to the campsite for some lunch. After lunch I relaxed under a lovely shady tree before I packed away my tent for the afternoon ferry ride.
I arrived back in Triabunna at about 6pm and am camping at the same spot again. Tomorrow I'm heading towards Swansea and across to Freycient National Park for hopefully more walking on Wednesday.