A visit to the East Coast of Tasmania would be incomplete without spending some time at Freycinet National Park. For many the park is a view of “the Hazards” from Coles Bay., and there are plenty of images in my gallery of the Hazards taken at different times of the day.
This image if from Cape Tourville in the first light of the day, looking South towards Wineglass Bay. These waters provide deep and sheltered anchorage for fishing and pleasure boats when Westerly weather prevails. As peaceful as it looks these are unforgiving shores during an Easterly or Southerly storm and many ships have foundered along the East Coast.
For the hapless sailor washed ashore there were few tracks of settlements to aid in rescue. It is easy to forget just how difficult it was for our colonial explorers to discover and cart these waters.