Cape Pillar April 2016

Walk to Cape Pillar via Arthurs Peak
On plain  Mount Fortescue Track  Recently cleared track  over plain near Snake Hill Mount Fortescue  Mount Fortescue from the plain Route  Thick scrub on way to Arthurs Peak
Woodland  Eucalypts on edge of plain below Crescent Mountain Arthurs Peak  Arthurs Peak a few minutes before turning off towards the new  track Three Capes  track  The Three Capes  track heading to  Arthurs Peak Steps  Steps up to Arthurs Peak
View East  View to plain crossed to reach the peak From Arthurs Peak  View to Black Head and Tasman Island at back with two rocky sea stacks. The high point on left is Purgatory Hill From Arthurs Peak  Crescent Bay and Mount Brown from Arthurs Peak with Cape Raoul in back Crescent Bay  Crescent Bay and Mount Brown from Arthurs Peak with Cape Raoul in back
From Arthurs Peak  View to Black Head and end of Ellarwey Valley From Arthurs Peak  Cliffs south of Arthurs Peak Arthurs Pk  Arthurs Peak Budget Head  Budget Head below Arthurs Peak
West  Brown Mountain and Cape Raoul Art  Art on the track o"one small patch" Ellarwey Valley  End of Ellarwey Valley plain Arthurs Peak  Arthurs Peak and Crescent Mountain
Mount Fortescue  Mount Fortescue and Calculation Hill with Ellarwey Valley.  The track goes on a shelf of Tornado Ridge to the right but out of the photo. Cape Raoul  Cape Raoul from near Lunchtime Creek Seat  Nigel resting on seat on small climb to Hurricane Heath Cliff  Cliff top near Hurrican Heath
New track  Nigel on seat where track turns east to bypass Perdition Ponds Cape Hauy  Cape Hauy Cape Pillar  Cape Pillar Boardwalked track  Boardwalked track that bypasses Perdition Ponds to avoid the often strong winds there.
Seat  Another fancy seat "banks of oaks" on approach to Perdition Plateau Bboardwalk  View back of boardwalk and railing the section stretches about 900 metres Cape Pillar  Cape Pillar Art  Art work beside track
The Blade  The Blade from Perdition Plateau Cliffs  Gap in huge cliffs at thetop of Perdition Plateau Cliffs  Cliffs and  the bare land at the end of Hurrican Heath leading down to Perdition Ponds Cliffs  Gap in huge cliffs at thetop of Perdition Plateau
Cliffs  Gap in huge cliffs at thetop of Perdition Plateau Cliffs  Gap in huge cliffs at thetop of Perdition Plateau Cliffs  Gap in huge cliffs at thetop of Perdition Plateau Cliffs  Gap in huge cliffs at thetop of Perdition Plateau
Cliffs  Gap in huge cliffs at thetop of Perdition Plateau Cliffs  Cliffs at thetop of Perdition Plateau Tasman Island  Tasman Island Esat  View back along cliffs
Cliffs  Cliff feature Cliffs  View east Tasman Island  Tasman Island The Blade  The Blade and Tasman Island with Tasman Passage between
The Blade  The Blade Tasman Island  Tasman Island Panorama  Panorama of Cape Pillar, The  Blade and Tasman Ilsland. Tasman Island  Tasman Island a closer view
The Blade and Tasman Island  The Blade and Tasman Island Banksia  Banksia flower Banksia  Banksia flower Track  A good easy walking gravel section of the track which ran from Perdition Plateau to The Blade witha few short bits of boardwalk and some stepped areas
Track  Steps on a section The Blade  The Blade The Trident  The Trident Tasman Island  Tasman Island
Cape Hauy  Cape Hauy Cliffs  Cliffs back towards The Oasis The Blade  The Blade Cliffs  Cliff view from The Blade
Cape Pillar  Cape Pillar Tasman Island  Tasman Island from The Blade View down  View down from The Blade Tasman Island  Tasman Island and the end of The Blade
The Trident  The Trident Cliffs  Cliffs and a distant Cape Raoul Eroded cliff edge  Eroded cliff edge The Blade  The Blade from lookout closer to Cape Pillar
Art  Art work "seal spa" Seat  Nigel on seat at the "Seal Spa" closer to Cape Pillar Tasman Island  Tasman Island Old Banskia  Old Banskia with The Blade
Track  Track wall Track  The boardwalked track viewed from descent to Perition Ponds Perdition Ponds  Perdition Ponds with quite low water level, less than ever seen before Perdition Ponds  Perdition Ponds
Sheoak  Sheoak flowering  at Perdition Ponds Sheoak  Sheoak a very dense bush Banksia  A dense compacted Banksia  at Perdition Ponds Banksia  Banksia flower at Perdition Ponds
Munro hut  Munro hut accommodation quarters Deck  Deck to viewing point at Munro hut Munro hut  Munro hut  dining and recreation section The turn  The turn off to the old Pillar track
Junction  The turn off to the new Pillar tracks with the old track unmarked off the left over the two rocks beside the tree where Nigel is resting on.  The signs marks Retakeena and Munro huts Black Cockatoos  A bit of mist coming in at Crescent Mountain with some Black Cockatoos in the trees Arch tree  Arch tree