Monday, 20 April 2015

The Gulch, Bicheno, Tasmania.

Gulch means a deep V shaped valley formed by erosion, this can be said of the East Coastal Village of Bicheno.
A small fishing village where abalone, crayfish, trevally, scollops and crayfish can be caught.
The population increases in the summer time with holiday maker.
We as a family when our two sons were in Primary School stayed in a home there for a holiday in the summer, and it got so windy that it blew the little ones off their bikes, it was a real problem getting back to the cottage, but we did.






This is where the fishing vessels sail.




The blowhole, of course better when the sea is rough.

28 comments:

  1. Those rock formations are lovely - really quite dramatic.

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    1. Yes they are, lots of places similar to that on the East Coast of our island.

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  2. What a gorgeous place and amazing views !
    Greetings

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  3. That is a dramatic and beautiful place!

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    1. Very pretty there but the East Coast of Tasmania is just that.

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  4. I enjoyed the photos and your memories from when the children were little.
    I love your new profile photo.
    Hope you will have a nice week.

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    1. Thanks Mildred. New hair cut, had 5 inches off my hair and my husband did it!! Hairdresser comes Friday so she will make the back tidier.

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  5. I am sure that your children must have loved watching that blow hole when they were young.

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    1. Yes, they sure did Rosemary, it's different every time.

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  6. It's looking rather chilly down there in those pics. I wonder what gives the rocks the orange colour?

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    1. Wasn't cold the day we were there, was a little humid. As soon as autumn comes some people dress for winter :) not me unless I am cold.
      Lichen causes the rocks to be orange/red colour.

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  7. Sure is a bleak looking area when these photos were taken.
    The fishermen on those trawlers are a hardy breed, that's for sure.
    Those winds from the Southern Ocean can be very penetrating - right
    through to the bones!!
    Not my idea of a career, but we do love our seafood. So "hats off" to these
    intrepid fishermen.
    Excellent photography and reporting on this area.
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: Brisbane is rather bleak today but thankfully no Southern
    Ocean winds - ha ha!

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    1. Where Bicheno is opposite the Tasman Sea, but of course if a southerly comes it's always bitter!
      Don't care for fishing myself, I would have to throw back the fish :) but on the other hand love to eat it and do.
      And thanks..

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  8. It doesn't look too windy for your visit. Is there a swimming beach there?

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    1. Wasn't windy at all on the day we were there. Yes, there are a few swimming beaches in the area and not far from the Gulch.

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  9. I love a rocky coast. This one is beautiful with the red lichens on the rocks.

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    1. Always lovely the orange/red in the rocks...more places like that here.

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  10. Be great in summer, like the red on the rocks very colourful.
    Merle............

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    1. Lovely place all year around but better in summer for the children on school holidays.

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  11. I would enjoy spending time here any season! I would just make sure I am adequately dressed. Beautiful!

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    1. Not from Bicheno....was only there for the day....

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