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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Waterfalls, Lighthouses & Beaches

The title above really does sum up Tassie, and the waterfalls here (unlike those at home) actually have water running over them! We did a circuit from Branxholm to see Ralph Falls and St Columba Falls (and of course stopped at the Pyengana Cheese Factory on the way home). This week we drove through forests on dirt roads to Evercreech Forest Reserve where there are some magnificent tall white gums, as well as another waterfall.

The Eddystone Point lighthouse is made of granite, and is the first one we’ve seen here that’s not painted white and red! From the steps of the lighthouse we could see Cape Barron Island to the north (and possibly the Strzelecki Peaks on Flinders Island behind Cape Barron, but we weren’t really sure) and just see snow on Ben Lomond to the south west.

We’ve been camped just north of Binalong Bay (Bay of Fires) for a week and have our own beach frontage worth millions. Perfect white sand, crystal clear water, water-warn granite rocks – it’s beautiful. We’ve had a few cloudy/rainy/windy days, but have still been able to have a few long walks along the beach, often stopping just to watch the waves roll in. (Actually the weather has been too good, which is why there haven’t been any new photos for a while – Dazz would rather sit out in the sun or poke around the camp fixing things than be working on the computer!)