Four Mile Beach (TAS17823)

Well a funny thing happened on the way to the beach.

General Location Granville Harbour
Aboriginal Tribe/Language Group palawa kani language (Peerapper Tribe)
Access to beach  4WD access to the beach
Beach Classification Wave Dominated – Intermediate – Rhythmic bar and beach
Start Date/Time 19 April 2019 11:49
Start Location (inc Lat/Log) S41° 45.429’ E144° 59.784’
End Date/Time 19 April 2019 12:11
End Location (inc Lat/Log) SS41° 42.974’ E144° 56.885’
Mode of Travel Car
Distance Travelled 6.2 km
Location of Sand Sample (lat/Long) S41° 43.922’ E144° 58.446’

Our first Mile Beach adventure in Tasmania we were joined by the famous Caosinatincan family. We met this amazing family at Wolfe Creek Crater in Western Australia Kimberley Region. So like so many other families we just kept crossing paths again and again. Joanne and I were so please they joined us for the 4WD trek onto this remote and wild Tasmanian West Coast beach.

We were all camped at Burbury Lake just east of Queenstown, so we took a 85km day trip in our 4WDs to Granville Harbour village which is the 4WD track access point  to Four Mile Beach. We stopped near the start of the coastal track to let our tyres down close to a young family who were setup with a camper trailer. Curiosity got the better of me so I approached the young dad who was walking around holding a bandaged left arm above his head. “What’s the story with your arm mate” I asked. “Oh well I was filleting some fish this morning and the flies were really annoying so I tried swatting them away with my filleting knife” he explained “but unfortunately all I managed to do was cut open a artery in this arm”.

I asked if there was anything we could do to help, considering we had two qualified paramedics in our group. He said he was ok as his qualified nurse wife had applied a pressure bandage. We did help them pack up their camper trailer and provided directions to Queenstown hospital.

After all that excitement we didn’t quite know what to expect next but as it was the beach adventure was great fun with Caosinatincan and it went smoothly without further incidents or major medical emergencies.

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