Hotting up at the Bay of Fires

We have left Freycinet.  A last-minute look at Honeymoon Bay late in the afternoon. This would be a magical place in bright sunshine. Bumped into a couple who were with us on the boat trip to Wineglass Bay. They were sitting on a rug on the sand with a glass of vino and some cheese, taking in the late afternoon. They have been coming here for 40 years to this exact spot.

 

Honeymoon Bay, Freycinet

Honeymoon Bay, Freycinet

On the day of leaving, guess what? Rain.  Wind as well. It just basically rained  all day as we travelled north to St Helens. By the time we arrived it had eased up and we were able to get the van up and organised. Then it started again and the wind howled around. We just got in the car and drove off to the Bay of Fires for a late afternoon look. Skies were black but we got the occasional flash of sun and blue sky as a contrast. The sea was running as well. This is not the usual scene you see in postcards……blue sky, orange rocks, white sand and turquoise water.

Wild weather at the Bay of Fires

Wild weather at the Bay of Fires

 

Back in  camp we settled in and as the night drew on the skies cleared and the stars came out. Much promise for the coming day in this!

Next morning, bright sunshine and blue skies. Off to the Bay of Fires. What a contrast. The sea was flat. The froth was gone. And it looked just like the postcards. The sun not quite hot enough to see through the water and pick up the shades of blue and green. But pretty good nonetheless.

 

Orange Rocks

Orange Rocks

Binalong Bay

Binalong Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leanne thinks she has discovered a new red strain of the rock lichen, mostly it is orange, but no it is allthego just liken the rock.

Leanne thinks she has discovered a new red strain of the rock lichen, mostly it is orange, but no it is allthego just liken the rock.

After a few hours here we then went off into the hinterland to the Pub in the Paddock and the Pyengana Dairy farm and cheese factory. Tasted some very tasty cloth wrapped aged cheddar. They had not long released their Christmas Cheddar Rounds, made in May 2013.  Alllthego was tempted and acquired one of these rounds, great for a Ploughman’s Lunch. Currently it is sitting in the van’s cheese cellar out of reach.

Our Percy has an eye for Pinky at the Pub in the Paddock.

Our Percy has an eye for Pinky at the Pub in the Paddock.

It was great sunny afternoon as we headed back to St Helens.

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on October 27, 2013, in Tasmania. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Yay for SUN!!!

  2. Just spent some time catching up on the blog. Hopefully Libby is right and the sun will stay out for a while. Love the photos and captions.

  3. Hi, I’ve been away doing a bit of sailing in the Whitsunday’s and have just caught up on the blog. What a great trip you are having and isn’t Leanne a good sport.

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