The best so far?
Trip Start Sep 09, 2004
394Trip End Ongoing
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We were up and away this morning without much hesitation, itching to get up to French Pass, a distant tip of headland right out amongst the labyrinth of waterways.
Another foot injury has magically appeared in my life which I can't bear to go into, but has added a small slither of difficulty to all those aspects of the trip that involve any kind of walking or driving, of which much of it is at the moment. It took the best part of two hours (in third gear) to weave the van down to French Pass, and yet every little bit of it - every last grimace - was worth it. Honestly, the views, the views, the views. I'm sure the pics will give a vague idea again.
We never made it over to D'Urville Island. I particular wanted to make it over to D'Urville Island, having heard some seriously glowing reports along the lines of 'the best so far' - both from Irishmen, which alone sparked a flicker of curiosity in me. But with the foot thing and the 'timing'... certain days of the week here are significantly more costly to sample D'Urville Island than others. Today was a stupidly costly day, with not much access around the island. If you time it right and get here on a Tuesday and are early enough, you can join the postal delivery boat for a reasonable fee and get to drive over much of the island revelling in its wonders.
We 'missed the boat' so to speak. Though it's a mighty good job we took the drive. The views from up top of that ridge were something else, and dare I say it: probably the best so far..