Long Beach and Little Sandy Bay, Hobart.

Just before we moved up to Mount Nelson we had the time to explore our neighbourhood around Sandy Bay. We took a stroll down to the Wrest Point hotel and casino and then continued SE along Sandy Bay Road towards Long Beach. The buildings and houses along the way reminded us a lot of home with certain stretches of the road looking like they’d blend right into areas of Sutton, Howth and Clontarf back in Dublin.

Of course it’s Autumn now and therefore not exactly beach weather but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth taking a stroll down to the shores of the Derwent estuary. Walking on a beach or along the shores of a river or ocean is always a pleasure come rain or shine.

I won’t bore you with too many words on this one as the pictures do it better justice than any words could.

A fisherman takes a small fish from his spot at One Tree Point.
A fisherman takes a small fish from his spot at One Tree Point.
A fishing trawler returns to port with hopefully a successful day of fishing behind it.
A fishing trawler returns to port with hopefully a successful day of fishing behind it.
The Blinking Billy Lighthouse, how great a name is that?
The Blinking Billy Lighthouse, how great a name is that?
The view across the estuary from inside one of the old structures.
The view across the estuary from inside one of the old structures.
The remains of fortifications at One Tree Point are a reminder of the area's important naval history.
The remains of fortifications at One Tree Point are a reminder of the area’s important naval history.
The water in the area is crystal clear compared with other urban waterways.
The water in the area is crystal clear compared with other urban waterways.
A tallship makes its way back to Hobart after going for a spin on the water.
A tallship makes its way back to Hobart after going for a spin on the water.
The rocky area at One Tree Point is popular with fishermen.
The rocky area at One Tree Point is popular with fishermen.
The Aurora Australis research vessel sits at anchor out in the estuary.
The Aurora Australis research vessel sits at anchor out in the estuary.
The gentle waves lapping ashore in Little Sandy Bay  take on a ghostly appearance with a longer exposure.
The gentle waves lapping ashore in Little Sandy Bay take on a ghostly appearance with a longer exposure.
A seagull gives its feet a wash in Little Sandy Bay.
A seagull gives its feet a wash in Little Sandy Bay.
I was so jealous of these guys getting to paddle out into the estuary. *sighs*
I was so jealous of these guys getting to paddle out into the estuary. *sighs*
A quaint little natural tunnel joins up the lovely sandy beach with the Sandy Bay Foreshore Track.
A quaint little natural tunnel joins up the lovely sandy beach with the Sandy Bay Foreshore Track.
I always look out for the smaller details when out adventuring.
I always look out for the smaller details when out adventuring.
What a lovely beach to take a stroll on, no matter what time of year.
What a lovely beach to take a stroll on, no matter what time of year.
Not too sure if this is just a mobile phone mast or something associated with the marine traffic on the estuary.
Not too sure if this is just a mobile phone mast or something associated with the marine traffic on the estuary.
This architect's office near Long Beach is rather delightful.
This architect’s office near Long Beach is rather delightful.
There's often a handful of interesting debris washed ashore after a high tide.
There’s often a handful of interesting debris washed ashore after a high tide.
A recently hatched bird egg I came across on the beach.
A recently hatched bird egg I came across on the beach.
Row row row your boat. A collection of kayaks, canoes and row boats sits in storage.
Row row row your boat. A collection of kayaks, canoes and row boats sits in storage.
The very funky Jet Service Station building is a great example of 1950's style.
The very funky Jet Service Station building is a great example of 1950’s style.
HMAS Canberra is seen through the branches of a tree along Sandy Bay Road.
HMAS Canberra is seen through the branches of a tree along Sandy Bay Road.
There's a number of ways onto the beach along Sandy Bay Road, with a few hidden gems along the way.
There’s a number of ways onto the beach along Sandy Bay Road, with a few hidden gems along the way.
A diving platform has become home to a group of Cormorants who dry their wings out on it.
A diving platform has become home to a group of Cormorants who dry their wings out on it.
A lovely Echium plant lines the side of the path which runs along the shoreline.
A lovely Echium plant lines the side of the path which runs along the shoreline.
The water runs ashore gently at this point further round Little Sandy Bay.
The water runs ashore gently at this point further round Little Sandy Bay.
The sun was on its way down just as we arrived on our first exploration of Long Beach.
The sun was on its way down just as we arrived on our first exploration of Long Beach.
An ageing metal boat ramp enters the Derwent estuary.
An ageing metal boat ramp enters the Derwent estuary.
What an idyllic spot.
What an idyllic spot.
Anticrepuscular rays shine from the hillside opposite the setting sun near Tranmere on the far shore.
Anticrepuscular rays shine from the hillside opposite the setting sun near Tranmere on the far shore.
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