Catching a couple of iron birds last weekend, my destination was Bingalong Bay, a region on the north east coast of Tasmania.The Bay of Fires is world renowned for its extraordinary natural beauty, intense colours and dramatic luminous light.
The coast line is an area of sun drenched beaches and is broken by famous orange lichen covered granite rock formations.
And a walk at sunset, it was discovered these lichen covered rocks turn a bright flashy red. Incredible to witness and one of natures truly magnificent magical moments.
(Please note) The above photos have no colour enhancement.
Read on to discover more of this beautiful natural escape.
During the day the colours of these rocks luminate…
Crystal clear cool waters, perfect for scuba diving, long stretches of white beaches for walking and wonderful fishing spots… fresh seafood to savour the taste of this beautiful bay. Abalone, crayfish, local oysters, fresh local fish. We had dinner in the local restaurant, with breathtaking views and a spirited ‘light’ breeze after sunset…a menu of fresh local produce …oysters prepared three ways…I couldn’t resist!
On 17th March 1773, Captain Tobias Furneaux of the HMS Adventure named the Bay of Fires. It was named thus, because of the number of fires lit by Aborigines seen off shore.
Remarkably the boulders at sunset beam like fires along the coastline.
At low tide, time is an adventure looking through many of the rock pools and leaping amongst the rocks.I couldn’t resist taking also some photos of the beautiful textures found on the beach. A natural harmony of land, sky and sea. Every view paints a perfect picture.
A wonderful meeting with friends, reminiscing of passed adventures and long lasting friendships.
A beautiful place to visit, resulting for me, a special memory in my heart, with those friends I have shared most of my life with. A place where with its beauty can inspire and restore the soul, mind and body.