Friday, 7 June 2019

The Gardens, Tasmania

The Gardens at St. Helens plus part of the Bay of Fires.

One of the day trips we did when staying at St. Helens was to The Gardens, some of the road was gravel but was ok.  The Gardens is a pretty area and the carpark was full, so we waited until a space was free.  The photos are of the view at The Gardens in The Bay of Fires area.  

The orange lichen on the granite boulders makes them uique but that's not the reason it's called Bay of Fires.  The bay was named by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1883 in response to the many Aboriginal fires he saw burning on it's shore.











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  1. Gorgeous pictures.
    The rocks are so unusual.

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    1. Thanks.
      Those rocks go along way up and down the east coast. Rather nice to see.

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  2. Beautiful place! Excellent photography.
    Hugs.

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  3. Love the orange lichen, very colourful - just like the campervan!
    Wren x

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    1. Always nice to see the orange on the rocks and also campervan's with their signage, usually one gets a grin or a laugh.

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  4. The orange lichen is very spectacular and adds a unique character to the rocks.

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  5. Yet another beautiful area. I am a big fan of lichen and cannot remember every seeing any in that spectacular colour.

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    1. It is lovely to see, and he different colours of orange as well.

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  6. Me gustan las texturas de esas rocas, quedan genial en la fotografía.

    Besos

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  7. The orange lichen is amazing. I've never seen it before. The slogan on the Wicked Camper is mild to some of what I have seen.

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    1. One nearly always gets a good laugh as to what is written on the campers.
      Very different that orange, don't seem to see it anywhere else though.

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  8. That spammer got me a few days ago--- She got isolated to spam land. ANyway, super pictures. The color on the rocks in the second picture made me think of a giant crab!

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    1. First time for me with that particular spammer - will be gone in a second or two, will delete.
      Guess that photo does look like a big crab, funny how we see things in photos that are not really there :)

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  9. I love those orange rocks and they would be my reason for calling it the Bay of Fires, since I've never seen the real original fires. Love the van, I used to have a life too, before I got this laptop...

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    1. Those rocks are nice.
      I always thought the Bay of Fires was called that because of the colour on the rocks, probably most people might think the same as we do.
      Couldn't resist taking a photo of the van, got a good laugh from that :)

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  10. Diferentes rincones llenos de encanto. Me gustan mucho, Margaret!
    Un abrazo y buen fin de semana.

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  11. Well there you go... I didn't know that was why it was called the Bay of Fires. Thank you

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  12. Wow the bay of fires is uniquely a beautiful place dear Margaret !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i found it so appealing !

    images are STUNNING !

    beauty of areas you choose to visit is just STRIKING my friend

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    1. 'Tis lovely there Baili - as many other places are on this Island.

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