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St Helens

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day102

    Bay of Fires & Bicheno

    January 10 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Der Tag begann mit einem vergessenen Zimmerschlüssel. Zum Glück standen wir gerade am Café um die Ecke, um uns mit einem Flat White oder ähnlichem zu versorgen, als die Frage “Guys, nobody of you has a room key with you, aren’t you?” Verdammt! Das Wort “key” hat gereicht und ich wusste, was sich in meiner rechten Hosentasche befand. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Mit einem mehrmaligen „Sorry“ übergab ich Keygan den Schlüssel und er brachte ihn fix zurück, während wir den Kaffee organisierten.

    Danach machten wir uns auf den Weg in Richtung Ostküste. Unterwegs stoppten wir kurz an einem Kriegsdenkmal in Legerwood, das zu Ehren der im 1. Weltkrieg gefallenen jungen Soldaten errichtet wurde. Mit Kettensägen hat hier ein Künstler an alten Baumstämmen ein kleines Kunstwerk vollbracht.

    Später passierten wir eine Opiumfabrik, in der wohl 3/4 des medizinisch benötigten Betäubungsmittels hergestellt wird, und hielten einige Zeit später für eine Käseverkostung bei einer Rinderfarm in Pyengana.

    Den Nachmittag verbrachten wir später in der Bay of Fires und genossen das gute Wetter. Der Strand soll mit zu den schönsten Stränden der Welt gehören. Das Wasser war zwar ordentlich frisch, quasi Ostseetemperatur im Sommer, aber in das glasklare Nass mussten wir einfach reinspringen. 😄
    Gegen 16:00 Uhr hieß es dann wieder alle in den Bus und ab nach Bicheno.
    In unserer Unterkunft
    eingecheckt, splittete sich unsere Gruppe kurz für das Abendessen, um wenig später zusammen am Strand von Bicheno die Ankunft der kleinen Pinguine zu beobachten. 🤗 Nicht ganz einfach, da die kleinen Kerle erst bei Dunkelheit aus dem Wasser an Land gehen und somit schwer zu sehen sind, aber ein paar konnten wir doch entdecken.
    Später saßen wir noch bei einem kleinen Getränk und einigen Spielen zusammen.
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  • Day14

    St Helens to Bicheno

    April 24 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    Lovely drive down to Bicheno today calling into lots of lovely beaches, even talked to some fishermen surf casting. One caught a decent sized ocean trout whilst we were there. Visited Coles Bay and the Freycinet National Park, along with Cape Tourville. Such amazing beaches and scenery.
    Had Lobster lunch at Bicheno, wow, so yummy. Because we had a big lunch we called into an oyster farm (there are many, I am in seventh heaven) and bought a dozen each for our dinner. Lovely, along with ocean trout an cheese & Bikkies. I am now so full.
    Saw lots and did lots, having so much fun with Jeanette, she is a wonderful travelling mate.
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  • Day13

    Leaving Launceston

    April 23 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 63 °F

    Left our luxury accommodation to head up the eastern side of the Tamar River to Georgetown and Low Head lighthouse. Delightful historic place with old maritime cottages for rent. We thought this side much nicer than the west side. We even had to cross over the Tamar on the Batman Bridge just to say we had done it.
    Headed to St Helen’s via Bridport for a scallop pie for lunch on the foreshore. Yum.
    To Scottsdale, Derby and then Pyongyang’s to the cheese factory - ended up buying cheese and a chilly bag to hold it all!!! Then on to the Pub in a Paddock where Priscilla the pig likes a pint or two. A kiwi publican running this unorthodox pub in the middle of nowhere, so funny.
    Lots of beautiful countryside before we hit St Helens and our two bedroom cabin, very nice. Took off again for the Bay of Fires north of St Helens on the coast. Wow, just beautiful. Then dinner at a very new restaurant on the waterfront, seafood pasta, Yummy.
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  • Day154

    Wineglass-Bay und viele Wallabys

    March 1, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Heute stand eines der Highlights in Tasmanien auf dem Programm. Wir wanderten im Freycinet-Nationalpark zur berühmten Wineglass-Bay.
    Nach einem kurzen Anstieg vom Parkplatz aus, hat man den Postkartenblick über die Bucht. Anschliessend führt der Weg steil hinunter und man erreicht schon bald den Strand. Leider hatte es sehr hohe Wellen, weshalb wir hier nicht baden wollten. Wir entschieden uns, die längere Variante der Wanderung zu machen und um die ganze Halbinsel herum zu wandern. So erreichten wir bald den Hazard-Strand, welcher mindestens so schön ist und das Wasser war total ruhig, türkisfarben und warm genug für einen kurzen Schwumm im Meer.
    Der Rest der Wanderung führt dann der Küste entlang zurück zum Parkplatz, wobei man immer wieder schöne Aussichten aufs Meer und einsame Strände hat.

    Über den ganzen Tag verteilt sahen wir 5 Wallabys (jene bemitleidenswerten überfahrenen am Strassenrand nicht mitgezählt). Zuerst eines am Rand der Strasse, dann beim Aussichtspunkt mit Nachwuchs und noch zweimal im Wald und am Strand während der Wanderung.
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  • Day8

    Over to Saint Helens

    April 18, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    After a luxurious night's sleep in a very comfortable bed we woke refreshed and packed our things. Pity we weren't staying longer, but we had a bit of a drive ahead of us as we were travelling back towards Launceston and then on to the east coast, so lots to fit into the day.

    We weren't inclined to pay big bucks for a breakfast and had a few hot cross buns with us, so we packed them up for the trip. We thought the gallery adjacent to the lodge would be worth a look, which it was - some historical works of art as well as artefacts, wooden carvings, photos and so on. Browsed through the shop without buying anything, then picked up a couple of takeaways and set the GPS for Exeter. Rae wasn't inclined to take the boring highway back through Launceston so we looked at an alternative to the north which would take us back where we'd been on the wine tour a week or so earlier.

    Once we reached Exeter, we reprogrammed the GPS for Bridestowe Lavender Farm. We turned up along the Tamar and across Batman bridge and wound our way through some interesting and varied countryside - much more preferable than the freeway. I wanted to take in the lavender farm, which we had visited several years before and loved it. Unfortunately (and I knew this in advance), the lavender is not in flower at this time of year, but nevertheless I enjoyed a great browse through the shop, where I bought the majority of my souvenirs. We also factored in our lunch stop here, but it was disappointingly underwhelming! We both had a toasted sandwich, but I was able to get some lovely lavender Earl Grey tea, so I was happy.

    After a few photos we set off again, with even more interesting country roads, some forests and tropical vegetation as well as a lot of quite winding roads. Rae loved it. Eventually we reached the coast late and checked into our accommodation, and it was an enormous contrast from the Cradle Mountain Hotel. A very tired hotel in great need of repair and maintenance. The town of St Helens is a little fishing village, and we were thankfully right on the water, so after unpacking, we went for a walk up and down the main street, checking out prospective places to eat and just drinking in the fresh air of the Pacific.

    We were surprised to find out that it was a public holiday here, and a lot of the restaurants were consequently closed. We walked along to the boat jetties where there was a fish cafe, which would have been OK if you liked everything fried.

    In the end, we opted for the pub where we were staying. It was a popular choice given the public holiday and was pretty packed. However, the food was reasonable and not too expensive.

    Retired to our room where we fortunately had wifi, but I didn't really feel all that comfortable, as the place felt grubby. Well you can't win em all!
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  • Day10

    Launceston

    September 23, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Best day of trip so far. Left early and went to Beaconsfield mine. Toured mine then on to Seahorse World and Platypus house and echidnas. Absolutely amazing. Seafood lunch then on to Bateman Bridge. Grindelward swiss village on the way home. Cheese and wine for dinner.

  • Day11

    St Helens

    September 24, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    This morning drove to Lilydale for breakfast. Stopped on way to look at some waterfalls then on to lavender farm. Unfortunately not in flower. Stopped at Pyengana for some cheese and on to St.Helens. Happy hour at 5pm and dinner at local RSL.

You might also know this place by the following names:

St Helens, HLS, Сент-Хеленс

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