J18.20 Ben Lomond & the Bay of Fires

By ruzamada
This post is part of a series called Journey 18 ● PolArt 2015
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I’ll have to come back to this adventure another day as it’s been a very long day and I’m still being punished by a fever, but here’s some highlights from today’s adventures:

  • Delicious NYC Bacon & Egg Bagel for brekkie at Inside Cafe
  • Tested the limits of what rough terrain my car could handle along the Mt Barrow Discovery Trail, elevation approx 1400m
  • A must see is Ben Lomond National Park and I went further by climbing to the rugged peak of Legges Tor, elevation over 1500m, with breathtaking views of the mountains, plus an exhilarating drive along gravel twists and hairpins, slightly reminiscent of Italy’s Stelvio Pass.
  • With a hungry tummy and running out of time for a reasonable return to Launceston, I set off to Binalong Bay, the first section of the Tasman north-east coast known as the Bay of Fires thanks to the orange-hued granite rocks, along with well-contrasting beaches of clean white sand and a light blue waters that are a delight to view – if I wasn’t unwell, I would’ve dived right in! The colours were accentuated even more by the sunset, perhaps perfect timing to bring out the best colours, but unfortunately this led to a late arrival into Launceston and ended up hitting roadkill which in turn has destroyed the underbody panel of my car, so into the workshop she goes!

J18.20 Ben Lomond & the Bay of Fires

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