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More unsettled weather the following day and a trip to South Bruny Island, a 15 minute ferry ride from Tasmania. We took the rack along as the guidebook promised some quality single pitch crack climbing above the sea. A scenic approach on the southern tip of the island gave way to an overgrown gully and a pretty horrendous bushwhack down…more like vertical bush diving into darkness. The thoughts of tiger snakes would not leave us as we were plunging through blinding undergrowth down the gully. After a 100 meters of this nightmare we decided that no single pitch climbing was worth this and we gave up and headed for some well reputed Bruny Island oysters instead.
The ~15 minute ferry ride to South Bruny Island (Dec. 2014).
South Bruny Island.
South Bruny Island (Dec. 2014).
South Bruny Island – driving towards the southern tip.
The lighthouse at the southern tip of South Bruny Island (Dec. 2014).
In search of some well-reputed single pitch cragging at the southern tip of South Bruny Island. Courts Island is visible (Dec. 2014).
Bush diving in search of High Court Cliff crag on South Bruny Island (Dec. 2014).
What tiger snakes?
The approach seemed like too much work for single pitch cragging and so we bailed on the idea of climbing on Bruny (Dec. 2014).
Courts Island (penguin rookery) as seen from the southern tip of South Bruny Island (Dec. 2014).
After giving up on the cragging idea, we went hiking around the very scenic area. Court Island in the background (Dec. 2014).
The lighthouse (Dec. 2014).
The isthmus on South Bruny Island (Dec. 2014).
South Bruny Island – place is known for its oysters…were in fact delicious.
Australian chocolate (Jan. 2015).
Garry showed us the proper way to prepare a Vegemite sandwich (Dec. 2014).
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