Last weekend when we took the caravan to Stanley Tasmania we decided to climb the nut. An iconic volcanic landmark in the region. It was the most beautiful and still day. Any sort of breeze can easily wreak a day in Stanley and on top of the nut the winds can be a lot worse. But not this day, it was super amazing and I do confess to getting a little sun burnt.
I wasn't sure how I would go on the walk, it had been a few years since my last climb. My back had been thrown out the week before and I was struggling to bend or move properly. I climbed to the top on the steep path with no worries. I fell behind on the 2km track at the top not because of my back but because I was taking so many photos. I played around with different settings and had a great time experimenting in the full glare of the sun on this amazing piece of earth. The threat of seeing a snake on these sunny days meant that I didn't fall too far behind. It was a great walk.
On the way down I felt my back was not happy at all so it took me quite a long time to get down, the steep slope and unusual movements were not making it happy at all. We were so blessed with the day, I've said it before and I'll say it again, Stanley is well worth a visit. I recommend that people stay a few days to soak up the historical and natural elements of the place. We are so lucky to live in a place as amazing as Tasmania.
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