Tuesday 27 June 2023

St Helens, Tasmania

St Helens is the largest town on the north-east coast of Tasmania, Australia, on Georges Bay.  It is known as the gaming fishing capital of Tasmania and is also renowned for its oyster as are other areas of Tasmania.  The town is about 160 km east of Launceston and takes about 2 and 1/2 hours to get there.  The highest temperature record there was 41.8 deg C (107.2 F) in a January but the graph doesn't say what year!

St Helens is a popular holiday place because of it's many beaches. 
We visited the fish shop below a few times when we stayed there in summer and bought fish to cook in the caravan.
We are going to sell the caravan and it's been taken to caravan place to be sold, it might take awhile before it sells, but who knows really.  So I suppose we will still visit places and stay in Motels, Apartments of something like when ever we feel like it.


Down by the sea above and below in the caravan park. Several cabins are painted on the outside as below.

The Amenities block above, ever so clean with showers, toilets and a separate laundry.

A couple of children stopped to have a conversation near us.

Friendly bird who came to visit often - taken with my phone.

Friday 23 June 2023

Freycinet National Park

These captures were taken at Freycinet National Park on the East Coast of Tasmania. 
The hills or Mountains are called the Three Hazards.
Behind the Hazards is Wine Glass Bay, the Bay being the shape of a wine glass.  It's quite a walk and lots of stairs to see the view and no road into it.  To stand on the beach you go by boat.
The photo is borrowed.

The town near here is called Coles Bay and it was the first place in the WORLD to BAN plastic shopping bags in April 2003.

Monday 19 June 2023

The Lookout

Forgot in the previous post to include this bird.

Update.  The name of the bird is a Pacific Gull.  Thank you [ David ]

View from the look out at Friendly Beaches.  Also the  walkway to it and we did watch for snakes.

It's called a Banksia.

Thursday 15 June 2023

Friendly Beaches, Tasmania

Friendly Beaches are a long expanse of beaches on the  East Coast of Tasmania, you need a parks pass to enter the area to get to the beaches.  The sand is silky, pleasant to visit on a lovely day.  
I've shown this area before about a couple of years ago but in a different area of the Beaches.

Wednesday 7 June 2023

In and around Swansea

Swansea on the east coast of Tasmania has a few lovely beaches.  The first photo is the one behind the caravan park.  There is a bit of sand there but it can't be seen. 
The view is of what is called The Hazards in the distance at Freycinet National Park.
The bay is called Great Oyster Bay.

Jo-Anne has written a little about Tasmania [ here ], you might find it interesting.

A graveyard that look out to the sea. Below is a guest house or was.

Saturday 3 June 2023

The Blowhole, Eaglehawk Neck

Down at Eaglehawk Neck is a blowhole, it's spectacular to see when in full swing, I've seen it many years ago and of cause I did get drenched back then.  This time we visited the sea was calm.

A short walk up a little hill takes you to the lookout below is the view.