Monday, 3 October 2016

The Orange Rocks Of Bay of Fires

image credit: Peter Gawthrop

The Bay of Fires, on the coast of Tasmania in Australia, is a large bay named by the British navigator and explorer Captain Tobias Furneaux, in 1773, when he noticed numerous fires along the coast, which led him to believe that the country was densely populated.

Evidence of settlement by aboriginal people can still be seen along the coast. The Bay of Fires is characterized by white beaches and huge granite blocks that are colored bright orange by lichens.

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