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16.12.2007Sunday 16 December – Bruny Island

Bronwen drove to a waterfall a short, but quite warm, walk from Snug, and then on to the 75 car capacity, $25 return ferry to Bruny Island, on which we had some lunch.
Bronwen drove around the north of the island—where we met an echidna—and on to Adventure Bay. We walked up a mountain along very high, steep and dangerous looking cliffs over the sea, and had a look at a lookout on the neck, before setting up the tent (and fixing the pole yet again) at a free campsite on the southern end of the neck. The sand is mineral-black and dirty, it is windy (which isn’t that good given our tent poles likelihood of re-snapping), there are no showers or power, and there is a tiny bit of water in a small rainwater tank but it is quite brown and not overly appetising. Still, Bronwen managed to make a lovely pasta. 2561 kilometres on the clock.
We went and saw lots of penguins, along with quite a lot of other people. We had to pick up red cellophane beforehand—which a shop kindly gave us for free, along with rubber bands to attach it to our torches. Hundreds of penguins, and a lot of muttonbirds, turned up.

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