Sue and I prepared our lunch for the day after eating our gourmet breakfast of peanut butter and jam sandwiches and were on the bus for 7:45 am. Apparently we were supposed to leave at 7:30 so they were waiting. Uh oh. Must pay better attention.
The walk through the forest to Montezuma Falls is amazingly beautiful and at one point we were given a choice of an “adventurous” route or regular. Sue kept to the main path but, against my better judgement, I joined the young people on the other. Luckily Anna and Graham were kind enough to give me a hand up as there literally was no path and we climbed a vertical hill grasping at trees and climbing on all fours to get up. My knees are not happy.
After that 4 hour hike, back on the bus and we headed to the sand dunes which again we climbed. Two steps up and one step back up the slippery slope of sand was worth it for the beautiful views.
Next was a stop in Strahan to pick up some others who’d done a boat trip and then headed for Ocean beach where we learned more about the history of western Tasmania which boasts the freshest air in the world.
Back at the hostel we freshened up and some of us went to town to watch the theatre presentation of “The Ship that Never was” This was a hilarious version of the story of some of the Tasmanian convicts. Two women did the whole thing with lots of audience participation. Lots of fun!
We treated ourselves to our first restaurant meal which was fish and chips on the waterfront. YUM!!
All in all, a busy, exhausting and fun filled day.