The Bay of Fires in Tasmania has been noted as one of the nicest places in the world. Storms and sickness left me somewhat underwhelmed.
Cycling Bay of Fires.
I left Douglas Apsley National Park a bit late. The drizzle and rain in the morning but when I did get on the road I was greeted with 30km/h tailwinds which made for quick riding up the east coast to the Bay of Fires National Park. I met 2 solo cyclists at different times heading into the wind, only a couple of hours apart. I haven’t met that many cyclist, considering it is well known among the cycle touring community how awesome Tasmania is.
While at the campsite at the Bay of Fires I looked at the weather forecast for the next couple of days and it was rain and showers. Guess not everyday is picture perfect. But I set off anyway to overcast and threatening clouds which didn’t take long to fulfill all their promise of rain. It made for cold wet riding so I limped into a campsite and waited out the stormy weather. The rain didn’t stop that day. I could blame the weather but I was feeling rather ill. Vomiting and with a complete lack of energy. Its one thing to feel this way while having all the comforts of home, its another to be confined to a tent with no facilities or comforts.
I didn’t see the area under the best conditions. Only about 1 hour of sunshine during one morning and feeling a bit under the weather. I’m sure its a much nicer place when in good weather and health.
Douglas Apsley NP to Bay of Fires NP = 91km
Riding around Bay of Fires = 21km