Wineglass Bay

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where we had lunch at one of the other coves near wine glass bay
It is amazingly beautiful and i wish i was not on a tour when i saw it as we only had a couple hours to see it and there is so much to see (if you are into hiking.

the lookout provides a view that will give any postcard a run for its money. there seem to be two primary bays for this area, on one side is wineglass bay, directly across from it is hazards bay. when we went there wineglass was far from picture perfect, i figured it was because of the tide, as the bay was choppy, cloudy and full of jelly fish. me and my buddy Simon who i met on the tour i was on decided to run the 2km between the bays and see if hazards was any better, though we had little hope considering the name. though on that note the reason that wineglass bay has its name is because whalers used to use it to kill whales, by herding them into the bay and then blocking the exit and killing them, there was so much blood in the water that when you were near the look out or up on the mountains surrounding the bay (this is where they used to spot the pods of whales from) it turned the bay the colour of red wine, it is hard to imagine when you see how big the bay is.
if i remmeber right over that ridge is wine glass
wineglass bay its self was not as nice as i was expecting, the reason it is white is because it is made of sea shells which dont feel so nice on the feet (there is some very course white sand mixed in with it)  but the water was super choppy, filled with huge jelly fish, and the water was freezing (though ALL the water in Tassy is cold)

hazard bay seems to be the forgotten step child of the coles bay region, as tourist mainly only go to wineglass as it is so famous, but hazards bay was the perfect beach, light breezes, no jelly fish, calm water, plus after a 2k run through the forest in 35 degree heat the water was nice and refreshing. unfortunately we only had 5 to 10 minutes there before we had to run back and connect back with our tour.
simon
we took some photoes of the area, along with an old nudist couple then headed back.  the run back was much harder then we thought it would be. back through the forest was not so bad, but when we got to the beach the group had already left so we had to keep running to catch up to them. leading down from the lookout are "The Steps" which seems to be on a 45 or 55 degree angle so fairly steep, but when you go down them they dont seem so bad you just take your time etc. but now we were in a hurry and already tired from the 4ks of running and had to head back up these steps, i am not sure how many there are or how long they go for but all i have to say is never again will i run up that many steps... EVER! i almost threw up 3 times but i conquered it.

as always everything worked out for the best we impressed our tour operator and linked back up with them.
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if i remmeber right over that ridg…
if i remmeber right over that rid…
simon
simon
liz, and in the side there chris
liz, and in the side there chris
from the lookout
from the lookout
on the way up the side of the moun…
on the way up the side of the mou…
postcard pic
postcard pic
me simon and liz
me simon and liz
cool clouds from the beach at wine…
cool clouds from the beach at win…
poor bastid
poor bastid
haha, love this guy
haha, love this guy
this was at hazards bay, a 1000 ti…
this was at hazards bay, a 1000 t…
amazing after running 2k
amazing after running 2k
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naked man having pictures taken b…
the way down from the path we took
the way down from the path we took
other end of hazard bay, there is …
other end of hazard bay, there is…
part of the trail we ran, over som…
part of the trail we ran, over so…
a really muddy part we had to jump…
a really muddy part we had to jum…
another section we had to hop over…
another section we had to hop ove…
view from the other side looking d…
view from the other side looking …
finally up those fucking stairs, a…
finally up those fucking stairs, …