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