The Hazards (II), Coles Bay, Tasmania

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Settings: ISO 160| f/8 | 120.0 | 17mm

 

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Another quick shot of the Hazards from Coles Bay, Tasmania.

 

Some lovely red/orange rocks there too! DEFINATELY, a place to reshoot and very easily accesible!

 

Coles Bay

 

Coles Bay, the hub of Tourism on Tasmania's east coast, is an Australian town on the east Coast of Tasmania located 192 km (2hrs 20min drive) north east of Hobart and 209 km (2hrs 30min drive) south east of Launceston[2], being the main entrance point for visitors to the Freycinet National Park. It has a population of about 470 people including the surrounding area, but a large number of tourists visit the area for its scenery and outdoor activities, which include hiking, biking, fishing, boating and Sea kayaking.

 

The town is on the northern end of Great Oyster Bay with stunning views of the red and pink granite peaks known as The Hazards, on the Freycinet Peninsula. It is in the area of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council. Each Easter the town is one of the three locations for the Australian Three Peaks Race, a continuous sailing and running event starting at Beauty Point just north of Launceston and ending at Hobart with runners scaling three mountains including Mount Freycinet (33 km run; 620 m ascent), Cooloola Coast Flower Show and the Foreshore Family Carnival from Boxing Day to New Year's Eve.

 

The Hazards

 

The Hazards are a rugged mountain chain in the Freycinet National Park on Tasmania's east coast. They are positioned between Coles Bay, Tasmania and Wineglass Bay and are said to be named after local whaler, African-American Captain Richard Hazard.

 

The Hazards are made of granite. Orthoclase, a pink feldspar gives the mountains their pink tint. Orthoclase, a pink feldspar gives the mountains and coastline their characteristic pink tint. Amos and Dove are two of the more well known mountains, with the track to the Wineglass Bay beach and lookout, lying besides Mount Amos.

 

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Taken on October 21, 2010