The Bay of Fires Walk certainly jumpstarts one's zest for life.
Recently a Sydney based friend asked why he would do this walk, when he already lives near the beach.
My reply apart from the obvious re fresh air and where Nature still dominates was:
With fine hot weather for spectacular natural vistas and photographs, low tides and hard sands for easy walking, vibrant tawny and yellow lichens on ancient granite boulders,white squeaky sands,cobalt and turquoise seas with abundant birdlife and dolphins,fragrant coastal heath with huge furry bumblebees and led by enthusiastic young guides (Tara & Colleen), how could one not enjoy oneself. And that was just the first afternoon of 9 kms.I even forgot I was carrying a 10kg backpack with my 2 litres of water.
Each day was entrancing with new flora and sea landscapes plus breath taking cold dips in the Bass Strait.A full moon on the final night was Nature's farewell.
The decade old BoF eco-lodge does 'tread lightly on the earth'and by the end of four days, I was refreshed in mind and body, and extremely well fed on healthy local Tassie food and wine. And not one stiff muscle.
The philosophy of Ken Latona, the founder of this magnificent walk was to 'look outwards, not inwards'. So true. Good to see the new owners, Anthology, following the same principles.
Highly recommended. Even for middle aged city slickers who're not sure of their physical prowess. Cradle Mountain walk even seems possible as my next jumpstarter.
Travellers Tales February 2010
Dear Ros Earlier this week we arrived home from a wonderful 4 days on the Bay of Fires Walk. The guides, Tara and Hannah were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble, tremendous food so we certainly didn't lose any ... Continue reading
Travellers Tales November 2009
The walk was AMAZING! Mum and I had a fantastic group and two very knowledgeable guides Arana amd Laura who made every bit of it enjoyable! The walk was my 13th birthdy present and a what a great present it ... Continue reading