Fingal/Iron Horse/Friendly Beaches 29/3/22 – 1/4/22

We spent a night in a pretty little town called Fingal. It has a free camp with power/water/toilets/shower/dump point & BBQ. It is right next to an old pot kiln that was used to burn saw dust from the timber yard that used to be on this site. What more could you ask for. Unfortunately these days its only claim to fame is that the last coal mine in Tassie is just out of town. The coal goes by rail to the cement factory at Railton.

There are a number of old churches & buildings that date back to the 1830’s.

Whilst we were there we thought we would take the back road up to Ben Lomond (the highest mountain in Tassie) hoping we would get a clear day. When we first arrived in the morning it was clouded in as usual. Luckily by the time we left it was clear.

The climb & descent on Jacobs Ladder is always fun.

This little fella was on side of road, he was curled up so we wouldn’t see him.

Next stop for a night was White Sands Winery & Ironstone Brewery. Nice lunch.

We then moved on to a free camp at Friendly Beaches. The weather had started to turn on the 2nd day with the wind from the South.

There where some interesting birds around on our walks on the beach & Moulting Lagoon.

Superb Fairy Wren

This little fella was happy to camp with us.

A day in Bicheno was busy. First stop was the Lobster Shack for lunch & the view over the Gulch. Always a good feed.

Whilst we were there Bertha’s Grandmother turned up 🙂

Then off to the blowhole.

The Gulch is always spectacular.

The Farm Shed lead someone astray with the Gin tasting.

No internet or TV !

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