Tuesday, 22 May 2012

St Helens 12/5/12 to 14/5/12

Our next destination was St Helens/The Bay of Fires.  On the way there we had two stops. First was at the chainsaw carvings at Ledgerwood. This town had planted trees to honour the local men killed in WWI. However, in 2006 the trees were deemed dangerous as they were dying. Not wanting to lose them the town arranged for someone to carve the individual soldier’s story in the dead tree trunks. Really was quite impressive. 

Next stop was “The Holy Cow Café” in Pyenguna to sample Tassie cheese and once again sat around a fire. The café adjoins a diary that produces quality milk for their cheeses and also the eastern Tassie consumer market. I couldn’t believe it when Vicki asked if she could have a hot chocolate made on soy milk. I think we were nearly asked to leave at this point.

The caravan park at St Helens was good. It got top marks from the boys as it had a jumping pillow. And it got good marks from Vicki and me as it had a top quality enclosed camp kitchen complete with wood heater. We spent both nights here in the camp kitchen until it was time for bed. The area was beautiful with white sandy beaches and turquois water (apparently). We drove north of the St Helens township to the Bay of Fires and took in all the beauty of the bays; and then travelled south of the town where there were magnificent sand dunes. However, it was very cold.

Chainsaw carvings at Ledgerwood

Morning tea at Ledgerwood. Too cold outside so we retreated to the van to eat.

It's so quiet in the car when the DVD goes on.

Camp kitchen at St Helens. Master chefs at work.Vicki and I sitting by the wood heater sipping a Tassie Pinot (out of shot)

Mother's Day breakfast. They can be such beautiful boys.

St Helens / Bay of Fires

That's Jacob out there (I think). No, I was just told its Nate.

One of those supposedly arty shots that Vicki takes that I cannot come up with a clever caption for.

Boys on the sand dunes at St Helens. They came back when they got hungry.

Had to buy this cheap red because of the label. And it tasted like cheap red.

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