Welcome respite on a hard climb

@JudyEv (125428)
Bunbury, Australia
June 14, 2018 5:44am CST
I’ve overdoing the discussions a bit but we go to Hobart, Tasmania, tomorrow and I may not be on myLot for a few days. While climbing to a lookout above Wineglass Bay, we came across some lovely natural seats, most of which I took advantage of. It was good to sit for a while till my heart stopped thumping and I caught my breath. In the meantime a little girl of about four skipped past me and ran up the slope with her mother panting along behind. Oh, to be young and have that much energy. Two of the photos show two of the seats. The one that looks like a sunbed was designed and made by architectural students. Some of the stonework over watercourses caught my eye and the fourth photo shows a typical section of the path, most of which was either a sandy track or stone steps.
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@LadyDuck (162709)
• Switzerland
14 Jun
It is a steep climb, steps are often welcome during those walks and even more the bench.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
If you want to see the Bay, you have to walk or take a flight over it. The walk down to the beach is 1.5 hours but up to the lookout it is 30 minutes but quite a taxing climb.
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@Jessabuma (32974)
• Baguio, Philippines
14 Jun
Those are very beautiful view. I would love to relax and rest in this kind of places.
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@kepweng (16869)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
14 Jun
i think thiers a LOT beautiful places too in philippines??
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@Jessabuma (32974)
• Baguio, Philippines
14 Jun
@kepweng yes, I am proud to say we have many beautiful sceneries and tourist attractions here
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
It was very pretty walking through the bush. @kepweng Yes, I'm sure the Philippines has many beautiful places too.
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@mlgen1037 (29648)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Jun
Hi Judy. That place looks like a place I can go when I need to unwind or walk and just be with nature. Very nice and peaceful place.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
It was a lovely walk but I found it a bit taxing. If we'd had more time I could have gone a bit slower.
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@xFiacre (4584)
• Ireland
14 Jun
@judyev You couldn’t overdo a place like that. Beautiful.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
The only way to see it is to walk or to take a flight over it.
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• Philippines
14 Jun
They looked old, it's a beautiful scenery over there.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
In some places nice flat rocks had been positioned so you could rest.
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@Icydoll (22059)
• India
14 Jun
That's very nice Judy .good to see these places
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
Thanks. It is one of Tasmania's most popular landmarks.
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@toniganzon (51576)
• Philippines
14 Jun
I wish I could travel to those kind of places while I'm still able to enjoy like the youngsters do.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
Yes, it won't be long and we'll be too old to enjoy such strenuous walks.
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@ramapo17 (24415)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Jul
@toniganzon You better start now as time flies so fast and I look back and say, what happened.
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@toniganzon (51576)
• Philippines
30 Jul
@ramapo17 I have started traveling to other countries.
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@rakski (18266)
• Philippines
14 Jun
those are beautiful photos. Those seats are lovely. I hope you take a picture of you there while sitting. Nice photos. I hope you catch your breath and take it easy.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
Thanks. Yes, we have a few photos of both of us too. At the lookout we were all taking photos of each other. There was a little family and the little girl was very hard to photograph as she wouldn't stand still.
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@rakski (18266)
• Philippines
15 Jun
@JudyEv oh for sure because the little sees a lot of cute little things that caught her attention
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@ramapo17 (24415)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jul
@JudyEv Typical little girl.
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@garymarsh6 (14263)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun
Its surprising how much we slow down. I can't do what I used to do all those years ago. OH to turn back the clock eh! Have a great time in Hobart.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun
You're right. I hate being such a weakling nowadays. I used to be quite strong for my size - or so I believed - but those days are long gone now.
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@garymarsh6 (14263)
• United Kingdom
21 Jun
@JudyEv It comes to us all I'm afraid.Just keep as active as you can for as long as you can! You are doing well with all your travels and interests.
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@ramapo17 (24415)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Jul
I am with you on that one @garymarsh6. to bad we couldn't have put some of that energy away for a rainy day.
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@allknowing (66404)
• India
15 Jun
The last climb I did was in New Zealand. Getting down was difficult. In the good old days one saw tiny platforms built of stone along several roads and this was to offload what was being carried - kind of a break They rested there and lifted the load once again for their onward journey
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jun
There were quite a few rest points either of wooden chairs or just stone resting places.
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@ramapo17 (24415)
• Melbourne, Florida
4 Aug
@JudyEv I probably would sit down on every one going to the top.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
@ramapo17 I tried out most of them for size.
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• China
14 Jun
It was a strenuous climb.However you could get a bird's-eye-view at the top of the hill.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
You cannot drive closer to the Bay. You can walk 1.5 hours down to the Bay but then you don't see the 'wineglass' effect (which is a bit over-rated anyway). So you either walk to the lookout or take a flight over the Bay.
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@ramapo17 (24415)
• Melbourne, Florida
8 Aug
@JudyEv I would think the flight over it would be amazing.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Aug
@ramapo17 Vince flew over it and said it was stupendous. However the windows were perspex and he couldn't get very good photos.
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@just4him (119947)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jun
I agree. I wish I had the energy of a four-year-old right now. Those benches are interesting and the one designed by architectural students looks inviting. Very nice pictures, but my favorite would be the path with the stone steps.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jun
Some paths are very inviting and this one was like that. Nothing concrete about it but smooth and easy to walk on.
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@just4him (119947)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Jun
@JudyEv It looks like it would be easy to walk on.
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@shaggin (37100)
• United States
14 Jun
I love all of these photos. The seats are so natural and awesome as well. What a beautiful place to visit.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
It was a nice walk but at the moment the sun is going down at 4.40pm so we couldn't really take our time too much.
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@ramapo17 (24415)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Jul
I totally agree with you @shagging. I would love to see that in person.
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@JohnRoberts (59718)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Jun
They blend nicely into the environment. Your posts are great and I enjoy seeing and learning about what you experience on your trip.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
Thanks. It's nice to be able to write about where we've been and what we're doing. You relive the experiences all over again.
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@JohnRoberts (59718)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Jun
@JudyEv That's how I feel when I do travel articles.
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@TRBRocks420 (79296)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Jun
I love the sun bed and, take it easy make sure to eat before your hikes and, bring water.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
That was part of the trouble I think. I hadn't had much to eat all day.
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@TRBRocks420 (79296)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Jun
@JudyEv Yes, you can do a lot more on a full stomach than a empty one.
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@sueznewz2 (10068)
• Alicante, Spain
21 Jun
woww ... that looks a lovely area to walk in and explore...
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jun
It was really very pretty - and I loved all the beautiful trees that we came across.
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@kepweng (16869)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
17 Jun
i want to visit thier Soon
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Jun
It is a very pretty place.
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@Shiva49 (13397)
• Singapore
14 Jun
Looks like out of this world. I recall climbing Mount Bromo, in East Java, Indonesia and I felt I was not on this planet! At least, you are still climbing. going places; I may give it a pass now. This reminds me also of The Three Sisters Footpath in Sydney that I visited in 2003 - siva
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
I am choosing my walks more carefully now. There was a 1.5 hour walk down to the beach but it was a hard walk so we didn't bother with that one. Certainly the view from the lookout was worth the effort.
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@Juliaacv (31171)
• Canada
14 Jun
Very nice photos. We've been on "walks" that are steep and if its the first time going there, a bench is always a very welcome site!
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
I was really pleased and relieved to get to the lookout.
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@porwest (5704)
• United States
14 Jun
Those young'uns do have a lot of energy, don't they? Happy trails to you.
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@JudyEv (125428)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jun
Thanks. I was pleased to get home again but I've pulled up okay this morning which is good.
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