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  • EDDYSTONE Lighthouse

 

Ansons Bay Tasmania

1/ Ansons Bay is on the extreme north east coast of Tasmania. It is a large hamlet serving pleasure boating and beach activities. There is also a large camping area at nearby Policemans Point.

Ansons Bay Tasmania

2/ Ansons Bay is a large enclosed bay with only a narrow exit into the Tasman Sea. The western shore is dotted with holiday homes.

Ansons Bay Tasmania

3/ The area has a number of piers and places to launch boats. It is very busy in the summer holidays.

Ansons Bay Tasmania

4/ This is a lagoon near the Ansons Bay hamlet.

Ansons Bay Tasmania

5/ This is the view from Policemans Point looking West towards the Ansons Bay hamlet.

Ansons Bay Tasmania

6/ The entrance to Ansons Bay is via a narrow entrance that can only be crossed by boats at high tide.

Ansons Bay Tasmania

7/ Looking north across the bar you can see Eddystone Lighthouse 10 kilometres away.

Ansons Bay Tasmania

8/ At Policemans Point you look south across the famous Bay of Fires. At high tide the mighty Tasman Sea crashes into the shore.

Ansons Bay Tasmania

9/ The approach to Ansons Bay is through very fertile farm land. In the distance is Mt Cameron.

Ansons Bay Tasmania

10/ I was lucky that day to snap this lovely photo of a rainbow near a dairy farm near Ansons Bay.

Eddystone Lighthouse

1/ Eddystone Lighthouse is about 10 kilometres north of Ansons Bay. It is on the most eastern edge of Tasmania. The lighthouse is 42 metres high and was built in 1889. Its light can be seen from 40 kilometres away.

Eddystone Lighthouse

2/ This is the view of the lighthouse from its base. It is an awesome sight.

Eddystone Lighthouse

3/ From the lighthouse you look north across a rocky shore. To the left is the Mt William National Park.

Eddystone Lighthouse

4/ Nearby is the original lighthouse that was replaced by the massive tower in 1889.

Eddystone Lighthouse

5/ Near the lighthouse were three quaint homes for the lighthouse keepers families.

Eddystone Lighthouse

6/ This metal shed was probably the first building built on the lighthouse site.

Eddystone Lighthouse

7/ South of the lighthouse is the start of the famous Bay of Fires beach. This is truly one of the most beautiful beaches in the World.

Eddystone Lighthouse

8/ To reach the beach you must cross through a large area of beautiful white sand dunes.

Eddystone Lighthouse

9/ The dune valleys are so deep in places that you can not see the sea beyond.

Eddystone Lighthouse

10/ The roar of the waves dominates the beach. It is truly a very beautiful and peaceful place.

11/ The Bay of Fires has many moods. Here you see two plovers feeding near the surf.

Eddystone Lighthouse

12/ The shore line is replete with boulders sculptured by the wind.

Eddystone Lighthouse

13/ This large boulder was twice the height of a man.

Eddystone Lighthouse

14/ This is a cove north of the lighthouse. Beyond is the Mt William National Park.

Eddystone Lighthouse

15/ The Bay of Fires beaches are famous for their red stained rocks.

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