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December 20th, 2009 – by: andrewpd
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.
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.
as always everything worked out for the best we impressed our tour operator and linked back up with them.
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