F I R E S T O N E
| ROB MASEFIELD |
On the north-eastern coast of #Tasmania, Australia, there lies a uniquely beautiful, 13km stretch of pristine coastline known as the "Bay of Fires". It's a place where clear turquoise water spills onto pure white sand, littered with naturally forming, fire orange granite boulders.
BAY OF FIRES
The vibrant, orange hue is the product of a distinctive species of lichen that clings to the shoreline's granite boulders. The automatic assumption is that the flame-coloured lichen is responsible for the name of the stunning region. In fact, however, the name was coined by Captain Tobias Furneaux back in 1773 when, from the decks of the “HMAS Adventure”, he and his crew were able to spot the fires of the Aboriginal people who once inhabited the area.
As the day passed & the shadows grew longer, we continued heading north along the coast in search of an area known as "The Gardens".
For more info: discovertasmania.com.au
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