Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Great Oyster Bay Tasmania

Lovely time away.  Stayed at a caravan park opposite Great Oyster Bay on the East Coast of Tasmania for several nights.
The Bay is wide and sheltered and opens onto the Tasman Sea, main town is Swansea.

Every night this was our view across the bay, such a delicate sunset.


The black cross is where we stayed for several days.



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    1. Most of the beaches are really lovely down that way Adam.

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    1. A pathetic view indeed :)
      Was hard to look at each night I can assure you.
      A delight to be there to take the photos.

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  3. Hello Margaret,
    What a nice place.
    Great this view of the beach with a wonderful sky. Fantastic.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  4. That beach photo is just wonderful. I think you should frame it!

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    1. Wouldn't be a bad idea actually, I never thought of that.

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  5. Your sunset looks like some of our dawns. Gentle and beautiful.

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  6. Beautiful place, to rest and enjoy a relaxed vacation.

    Kisses

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    1. Was magic there as the weather was good for late autumn.

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  7. I love visiting a beach when I get a chance.

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  8. That's a lovely spot---- be careful, your pictures will attract too many people!

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    1. Beautiful place Bill, this island that I live on never ceases to amaze me :)

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  9. What a wonderful view. Thanks for sharing this moment.

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    1. A moment in time never to be repeated Martin.
      You are most welcome.

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  10. "Coles Bay"? Coles owns a bay?? Supermarkets and Liquor stores are not enough for them anymore?
    Ha Ha.

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    1. Did you know the first Coles Supermarket was built at Wilmot here in Tasmania - have a photo of it somewhere, it was burnt to the ground several years ago.
      Coles Bay is said to be named after Silas Cole. Not sure who he was :)
      The link might be a good read of that area of Great Oyster Bay/Coles Bay.
      http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=2631

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  11. Now, that's my kind of spot. It would suit me just fine. I've already packed my oyster knife!! :)

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    1. And here you will find the story of Silas Cole, Margaret. :)

      http://www.chilboltonvillagestores.co.uk/the-story-of-silas-cole-born-in-chilbolton-in-1820-deported-to-tasmania/

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    2. Thanks for the link Lee, interesting man was Silas Cole as he was like many a bit of a rebel when young.Made me smile when the article says 'he was calmer by 1845' :)

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  12. Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. The photo is lovely.

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  13. Looks as if you enjoyed a lovely relaxing time at Great Oyster Bay

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    1. We sure did Rosemary and met some lovely people too, they were from Queensland's far north.

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  14. Oh my. It looks like a water color painting doesn't it?
    Glad you had a great time. The water can be so relaxing.

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  15. Pleased to see that you are back safe and sound.
    That view ... simply amazing.

    All the best Jan

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  16. Tasmania sounds really nice, rolling sea waves is beautiful.

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    1. It's a beautiful place Bob, most people that holiday here return for more.

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  17. Your photo of the evening sky is gorgeous & I bet it was even more romantic in person!

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    1. Was lovely watching the colours change especially in the sand in the foreground.

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  18. What a beautiful view - over the sea and lovely sunset.

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  19. what a serene shot !
    thank you for sharing the beauty and peace of your lovely stay at Oyster bay my friend.

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  20. What a beautiful outlook for a few nights. Just lovely.

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  21. Maybe one day I will get to visit Tasmania. I always regretted not doing so when I visited Australia in 1999.

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    1. Let's hope you can visit David. Most people that do visit here love it and often return many times in their lives.

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