Day 579 – 581 11/12 – 13/12 St Helens

Over the hill to St Helens. Within an hour of arriving we found some locally grown goodies.IMG_2792

A drive up to Binalong Bay & to the Gardens. The whiteness of the sand rivals Whitehaven Beach. Not a bad spot. The lichens responsible for the orange hue in the rocks  belong to the family Hymeneliaceae. The color is contained in their thallus, which is the vegetative part of the body. The area is known as the Bay of Fires because Aboriginal fires were spotted by Captain Tobias Furneaux when he sailed past in 1773.



Where we are staying has a bar & restaurant. We had to check out the beer & view. Its only been open a few months.StHelenView

Eddystone Point Lighthouse is 50km north of St Helens. It was built in 1889 from local pink granite.

Found a brewery at Four Mile Creek.

A drizzly day today so didn’t do too much. We found the Priory Ridge Winery. A nice drop & great story of a family being on the same land for 150 years.P1000337

Found a couple of old churches.

Drive up to St Helens Point. A bit rough out to sea.

Quote of the Day

“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.”

Chris Rock



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