Planet View: S41°20.065’ E148°15.105’
Street View: S41°20.065’ E148°15.105’
From Freycinet Peninsula we shot up to Saint Helens for a dose of civilization at the local caravan park, it was time for a shower and some washing, and it was also a good spot to escape the rain. The Bay of Fires won an award for being the world’s best beach some years back – it’s a beautiful stretch of coastline extending north from Saint Helens, numerous coves with amazing turquoise water and brilliant white sand. It was unfortunately a little cloudy the day we were there so the brilliance of the water didn’t stand out as much as it would in the sunshine, but it’s easy to see why it’s such a tourist destination. There’s an array of free campsites along the beachfront, had it not been a wet and windy day we probably would have stayed the night. We stopped off at Sloop Reef one afternoon where I took a dip to chase around some more Yelloweye Mullet, so much life under the water. We also sniffed out the local oyster farms, located a few kilometers north of Saint Helens, where we bought a few dozen oysters and prepared them with an assortment of toppings on the BBQ back the the caravan park. There was a bit of excitement at the Saint Helens port when we were cruising through town one afternoon, the local paddle steamer floating restaurant had started to sink and had to be hoisted out of the water and on to the dock by a couple of mobile cranes!
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