December 31 After a session at the gym and brekky we headed
off early ( to escape the heat) for a walk to Granite Island. The
island is accessed via a causeway on foot or by the historic horse
drawn tram. We chose the former because we wanted the exercise and
because the first tram didn’t commence until after 10.30am. The
island is home to a penguin colony and had a fabulous walking track
that circumnavigates the island. As we commenced the walk we
realised that it was not called Granite Island for nothing. It
should have been called Granite and Hurricane island because while
the granite formations and the seascapes were spectacular, the
winds were horrendous. We then took a drive to the Bluff and
Encounter Bay for more photography. We then spent the remainder of
the day lazing about Victor Harbour, visiting the pub for lunch,
doing some shopping, reading and having a nanna nap. We then saw
the NY in at the resort restaurant with a lovely meal accompanied
by local wines.