(Tassie Trip) Day 6 – Bay of Fires: The Gardens

August 5, 2015
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map, bay of fires, tasmania, the gardens

We left Binalong Bay and drove north admiring the beautiful sights the Bay of Fires offered to us.  The next place that we stopped at and where I took photographs was ‘The Gardens’ at the northern end of the Bay of Fires.

This place took my breath away!  The water is the most stunning aqua colour.  It is so beautiful!  I felt like we had stumbled across a hidden treasure that no-one else yet discovered!   I felt so privileged to be there and to be witness to such natural beauty!

To get there, you drive along a narrow, quiet and isolated little country road until the road comes to an end.  We pulled over on a grassy curb.  There was another car pulled over also.  Great!  It’s always fun to meet up and chat to other people.  The things you learn!  We could see a lady standing admiring the view and began to talk to her.  Her husband was with her but he is a keen photographer and was off ‘rock hopping’ taking photographs.  I’m a keen photographer too but not keen enough to rock hop! lol  The lady tells us they come here often as they think it is the most beautiful place in all of Tasmania.  They used to live in mainland Australia but have moved to Tasmania to live.  Her husband is retired and follows his creative interests these days.  She is a nurse.  From memory they live in a little town west of Devonport.  They were on a road trip for a few days – a regular thing they do.

Here are some of the photographs I took of The Gardens.  I whittled them down to six.  There are a few that are very similar (the last 3) but I couldn’t decide which ones to exclude so have included them all!  As usual, I have included camera settings for any photography enthusiasts.

Images at Full Size 2

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Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/200s

the gardens, bay of fires, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/250s

the gardens, bay of fires, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/250s

the gardens, bay of fires, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/320s

the gardens, bay of fires, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/8  Shutter Speed: 1/640s

the gardens, bay of fires, tasmania
Camera Settings – Lens: 10-24mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/250s

It was hard to drag ourselves away from The Gardens but we had yet to make our way to Launceston where we would be spending the next two nights.  The next Tassie Trip post will still be Day 6 and I’ll be sharing some mystery photographs taken on the trip after leaving The Gardens and before we arrived in Launceston.

Here’s where to go to see Day 1 – Hobart, Day 2 – Hobart, Day 3 – Richmond, and Day 4 – Port Arthur, Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay, Day 5 – Sleepy Bay, Day 5 – Cape Tourville, and Day 5 – St Mary’s, and Day 6 – Bay of Fires: Binalong Bay of our Tassie Trip!

Ciao for now,

Min-Signature

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18 Comments

  • Reply Deborah August 5, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Oh Min, such stunning photographs! Beautiful colours and a sense of cool beauty!

    • Reply Min August 5, 2015 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks Deb – such a beautiful spot this one was! 🙂

  • Reply stephanie@stephsjoy August 5, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Oh such a lovely spot. Aqua coloured water is soo beautiful! x

    • Reply Min August 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks Steph – it was even more beautiful actually standing there. So quiet, isolated, untouched and the colour of the water has to be seen to be believed!

  • Reply Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages August 5, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    These photos are stunning Min. I would love to see this in person!

    • Reply Min August 6, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Malinda! Hope you do get to see this in person one day. 🙂

  • Reply Di from Max The Unicorn August 5, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Aah it’s not letting me comment with my link in the website field. Anyway I’d love to visit Tassie one day! It looks peaceful and clean and fresh. Great photos!

    • Reply Min August 6, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      Oh that is strange Di (that it wouldn’t let you comment with your link in the website field)! I reckon it would be impossible to not enjoy Tassie – so much of it is untouched, natural and beautiful! 🙂

  • Reply Jen August 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

    These are incredible photos! I love the depth of color. Just gorgeous!

    I host a Photo Friday link-up each week, and I would love it if you considered joining us.

    Stopping by from Steph’s Joy!

    • Reply Min August 6, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you Jen! I will definitely check out your Friday link-up but it might be a couple of weeks before I can link up as life is a bit busy at the moment and I’m away next week! 🙂

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama August 6, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Such a beautiful place and great shots Min!

    • Reply Min August 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks Janet! 🙂

  • Reply Trish August 11, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Stunning views and photography. I’ve enjoyed followed your Tassie adventures. Thank you for sharing MIn.
    Happy #WW

    • Reply Min August 12, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Thanks Trish! There’s still lots more to come! LOL 🙂

  • Reply PatrickC September 6, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    You are right ALL of these photos are beautiful. But the third one is the best of all. You got the moss, the rust colour on the rocks, the sea and the horizon all perfectly aligned. The colours are stunning. I love the moss its beautiful contrasting with the grey of the rocks. I love the aqua of the water and how the sea and horizon meld together without demarcation.

    • Reply Min September 7, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      It’s good to hear which photo you like best Patrick. I couldn’t work out which one was my favourite. I think I have looked at them all for too long. All I can say was that this spot was even more beautiful than the photographs. It took my breath away. Such a peaceful and stunning place! 🙂

  • Reply Julie Small October 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Great photos Min. it s such an amazingly picturesque place. Seems you and empty beaches just as we did when we visited last month. Oh the bliss of an empty secluded beach 🙂

    • Reply Min October 17, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Thanks Julie! Isn’t it a beautiful spot?! There are empty secluded beaches everywhere over in Tassie. It’s such a beautiful expanse of unspoiled nature over there. I loved it and cannot wait to get back there 🙂 x

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