Seven then Five and a Mile Beach (TAS04268/TAS11865/TAS09394)

Back at my childhood backyard and for the Mile Beach Project whence did it originate.

General Location My childhood backyard
Aboriginal Tribe/Language Group Paredarerme language group
Access to beach Road access to the beach
Beach Classification Wave Dominated – Intermediate – Traverse Bar & Rip
Start Date/Time 19 May 2019 10:59
Start Location (inc Lat/Log) S42 51.980’ E147° 30.169’
End Date/Time 8 September 2018 16.32
End Location (inc Lat/Log) S42 49.726’ E147° 29.338’
Mode of Travel Kayak/Kayak/walk
Distance Travelled 33.1km
Location of Sand Sample (lat/Long) S20° 50.195’ E116° 22.806’

It is interesting there are 3 mile beaches in the Tiger Head Bay/Pitt Water area all in close proximity to Hobart Airport. Seven (obviously) Five Mile Beaches I knew about, but it was not until I started investigating the Mile Beach Project that I became aware of “Mile Beach” which is in Barilla Bay, Pitt Water, or the other end of the Hobart Airport runway.

Given the significance of all this and being my old backyard I thought a simple walk along the beaches was simple out of the question so kayaking all three came to mind. The only problem Pitt Water mud flats and tides meant we really couldn’t navigate the length of Five Mile Beach or Mile Beach because it was too shallow so I did end up walking some of the way.

Obviously the most significant aspect of this adventure was I had my great mate Cameron along for the journey.

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