Friday, May 13, 2011

Bay of Fires Walk, Tasmania, Australia - Day 1

April 2011

I can't recall exactly where I heard of the Bay of Fires walk first, or why we decided to spend our Easter walking 38 km along beaches of the North East coast of Tasmania, but we did, and as you'll see from the next five posts, it was a once in a life time experience.

Up for a quick coffee before the bus picked us up at 720 am.

We arrive at Quamby Estate for a quick debrief and to pack our things, we had a full group, 10 in total.

We then head off for a 3.5 hour bus ride, through old mining towns such as Derby.

We got dropped off at Stumpys Bay and have to take off our shoes and socks and wade across a small section of water.

We then walk for about an hour, including scrambling over large boulders (surprisingly at Boulder Point!) before stopping for lunch at Cray Creek (unfortunately no crays for lunch though).

We start off again down a long stretch of beach (Cod Bay) before stopping for a chocolate break.

We then head through a section of bush, before heading down a small section of sand before trying to get through another section of water. With the depth being waist high (as once of our guides found out) we scrambled across some more rocks and up a steep sand embankment before arriving at Forrester's Beach Camp.

We made up our beds for the night before enjoying our dinner of chili BBQ Salmon with noodles before heading off to sleep.

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