Friday, 12 July 2019

Bakers Beach

Narawntapu National Park which includes Bakers Beach where one has to pay a fee to enter or buy a yearly pass which we do every two years, yes you can get one for that time.
There is only one road into the park.
Opposite to that sign (below) one can come by boat from Port Sorell which is on the other side of the beach, we used to do this for several years on a Sunday years ago to water ski in this area.  Those times there was no fee and no road into Bakers Beach.



Below is a Pademelon which is a small marsupial, they can be distinguished from wallies by their shorter, thicker, and sparsely haired tail.
Above is a Parrot taken from a distance out the vehicle's window so it's not that clear.




Wallabies are just everywhere, they are much smaller than kangaroos.  If you look hard in the below photo and enlarge it you will see them dotted along the side of the right hand side of the road and in the bushes.




Above photo is part of the camping area which is low cost, no showers in this area or power, toilets are available.  However within the National Park in one area close to the Information Centre there is a campsite with power, toilets and showers for a low cost.




Both photos are of Bakers Beach.  The top one is a short part of the beach and the bottom one is the long beach and just as long in the opposite direction.


Below the walkway out from the beach.

38 comments:

  1. We visited this very park and had a great day there. We did miss the Pademelon, however, although we looked for it several times in different locations.

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    1. We only saw one Pademelon, would see more at night I expect.

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  2. De la visión de uns simpáticos animales a contemplar el hermoso color azul del mar. buenos ingredientes para una entrada.

    Besos

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  3. Such a lovely peaceful area.
    I have fond memories of pademelons (though I have only seen them in Queensland).

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  4. I would have thought a pademelon was akin to the watermelon until i saw this! I would so love to see the animals in your part of the world. Thanks for the photos.

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    1. One would think so according to the name 'melon', but alas two different things.
      We do have some lovely animals that are native.
      You are welcome.

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  5. That's a pademelon? I heard of them when I was young and always thought it was a fruit. I thought it was those fruit that grow on cactus, because we had a paddock near us with those cactus which grew red skinned fruit, so I assumed the name was "paddy (paddock) melon"
    The photos are beautiful.

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    1. Yes that’s a Pademelon, a Tasmanian one...
      There is a fruit called paddy melon which is toxic.
      Thanks re photos :)

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  6. Oh god, what beautiful pictures and wonderful place! I am so happy that you managed to go there!

    MY NEW POST ♥♥♥

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  7. The Pademelon is awesome, the tiny things.

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  8. Bakers Beach looks like a beautiful area and the wallabies are lovely too. Thanks.

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    1. Nice place to visit of free camp or park in the powered campsite if you both like doing that, just sitting and watching nature pass you by or walking on the beach.

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  9. I would travel your direction just for the wallabies!!

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    1. At Bakers Beach you certainly would see plenty, they are well camouflaged.

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  10. Interesantes anímales por aquí no hay de esa variedad. Besitos.

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    1. I expect you have animals I've never seen, maybe a photo of two though.

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  11. I never seen a pademelon before, they're rather cute. The wallabies are so adorable looking. The beach is gorgeous, I would enjoy walking there. Beautiful images and thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. You are welcome. I believe that is my first ever photo of a Pademelon, though I've seen a few in my time just never had a camera.
      Those wallabies have cute faces too.

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  12. Wonderful photos, I especially loved the photo of the Pademelon, I did not know this animal, he is so cute.
    Have a nice weekend
    Hugs
    Maria

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    1. Oh Maria, they are ever so cute with sweet faces, the Pademelon.
      Thanks regarding photos.

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  13. such a beautiful park dear Margaret

    rodent you mentioned looks adorable if not dangerous ? totally unfamiliar ,thank you for sharing
    i can see one walking alongside the road at right :)

    baker beach is SPLENDID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    very absorbing view you captured of the beach !

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    1. Baili, these animals are not rodents :), may look like because of their long tails.
      It is a lovely place there :)

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  14. Buena serie de imagenes que me acercan a un mundo muy alejado para mi

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    1. Many of us love beaches Natalia.
      Always peaceful here at the beach.

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  16. Well I'd heard of wallabies but not Pademelons, so it was lovely seeing your photographs.
    The beach does look great, and the sky so blue.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Had to take the photo quickly before the Pademelon took off into the bush.
      They are sweet as most animals are..

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  17. Your stunning photos always leave me breathless, Margaret...and here you've done it once again! :)

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