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Beach at The Bay of Fires. Our camp side was just the...

The Rocks we ealked to on the Bay of Fires

Jeff's account of St Helens to George Town

Another nice day and a walk along the beach and climb on the rocks after breakfast to fool ourselves we were having the exercise we need. We entered St Helens and bought the cheapest diesel; this time I noted the mileage, or kilometre reading as it is here and did some shopping.

St Helens proved to be a nice place and we continued on our way cutting inland, once again along long winding hill roads through forests, one of which was a 'temperate rain forest'. At the top of a very long hill was a sign saying 'lookout point, 100 metres'. We had been caught by that before. We left the van by the roadside and walked, well were blown to the lookout site which had magnificent views. It was also very cold and very very windy. We struggled down the steps and made hard work of walking the 100 metres to the van, whilst those who had drove up to the lookout point smiled in amusement. We are bound to get one of these decisions right but I am not taking odds on when.

George Town seemed nice; the camp site was along the road at the next village and was by the sea.

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