Tassie Day 9 – Launceston to Bicheno via Bay of Fires

I must be oversleeping because I woke up at 7.15 today after going to sleep just after 10pm and I was still super tired. Anyway, time to get ready, pack our things and move on. 

First stop of the day, Bridestowe Lavender Farm. This place has roughly 120 acres of lavender plants which they harvest each year to make either dried lavender for things like their lavender filled bears or lavender oil for things like soap. The property is open to explore for $10 per person and has a little cafe, gift shop, ice cream truck and guided tour available. 

After we spent almost an hour frolicking in the lavender it was off to our next destination, Little Blue Lake located between Scottsdale and Gladstone. This Lake is a really not really advertised and there are almost no signs for direction when looking for it. When we arrived we were the only people there and the Lake was beautiful.. baby blue like the ones we had seen previously in Canada. 

We were on the road again, this time in search of food in St Helen on the east coast. We found a little cafe in the Main Street where Erin got nachos, I got a pie and we organized our bed for the night in Bicheno. Seeing as it’s only early afternoon we had plenty of time to call in to Bay of Fires for a few hours of beach time in the sun.. great day for it too. Bay of fires is beautiful. The water is blue, the sand is white and the rocks have beautiful shades of orange on them. 

It became time to make our way south to Bicheno where we had booked the Bicheno Caravan Park for the night. Next door was a little Italian restaurant so we grabbed some pizza and pasta then called it a night. 

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