Saturday, 20 January 2018

Lobster Point

Saturday 20th January 2018

Lobster Point
A few friends accompanied me on a walk to Lobster Point on the Tasman Peninsula. I had previously done a similar walk a few years ago but this one had a few variations.
We parked near the toilet block at Sloping Main and set off along the beach. As it was holiday time and also the weekend there were a few people out and about, both in and out of the water. The walk along the beach was easy as the sand was rock hard. The weather was overcast and misty but it brightened up to be another perfect day. It is just on 3.0 kms. to walk the length of the beach.

Sloping Main Beach

Lobster Point

End of Sloping Main Beach

End of Sloping Main Beach

Burdens Marshes
At the end of the beach, we scrambled up to the top of the cliffs and followed the track around to Whalebone Beach.

Whalebone Beach

Whalebone Beach

End of Whalebone Beach
After Whalebone Beach we continued following the coastal track around. We, or should I say I, managed to lose the track on a few occasions, but it did not matter too much as we just made our way through the light scrub and around to Lobster Point.

Lobster Point

Sloping Island

Lobster Point

Lobster Point

Lobster Point
After a snack stop, we walked on to Lagoon Beach. By this time the weather had improved markedly and this emphasized the beautiful turquoise colour of the water.

Lagoon Beach

Lagoon Beach

Lagoon Beach
Lagoon Beach

Cliffs southern end Lagoon Beach
We walked along the beach for a short distance before exiting over to the lagoon, which was dry as usual. We now walked along various tracks/fire trails back to Sloping Main Beach where we found a conveniently place log to sit on for lunch. There was some debate about going for a swim as the water looked so inviting, but in the end all declined.

Heading back to Sloping Main Beach

Sloping Main Beach

Sloping Main Beach

Sloping Main Beach
 From here it was a quick walk back to the car.
This was a delightful walk with some nice coastal scenery.
Distance: 14.6 kms.
Time: 4'31"
Ascent: 160 metres
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