One of the things I love about traveling is the unexpected things that pop up on your journey. You're looking for a place to stay and you stumble across a great little cafe with the best burnt toffee almond slice you've ever tasted. Or you're trying to find the turn off to the beach and you end up at a waterfall you didn't even know existed.
This afternoon saw us in the Freycinet National Park heading for the lookout to Wineglass Bay. It's part of the Great Eastern Drive on the East coast stretching fro Orford in the south up past Binnalong Bay in the north. It's billed as one of Australia's great drives. I have to say, the Tasmanian tourist board have a positive genius for naming places. There's the cabin of lagoons, Bay of Fires, Honeymoon Bay just to name few. Much more enticing sounding than pools water, red rocks and a sandy beach.
Our walk up the hillside to the lookout for wineglass bay passed through the most incredible scenery. In an island of gorgeous landscapes and vegetation, it was another stunning setting for a walk with magnificent red rocks, rising jagged from the mountain's edge. Trees, mushrooms, flowers and birds all clinging to the side. Evidence of mammals although none actually seen.
The view from the lookout was gorgeous but my money was on the walk the top. Sometimes it's about the journey, not the destination.