The Bay of Fires on Tasmania's North East Coast

The Bay of Fires on Tasmania's North East Coast
The Bay of Fires on Tasmania's North East Coast


The Bay of Fires on Tasmania's North East Coast, extends from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. The bay was given its name by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 who saw the fires of the Aboriginal people on the beaches. The Bay of Fires is a region of white beaches, blue water and orange hued granite. The northern section of the bay is part of the Mount William National Park. The southern end is a conservation area. A wide range of activities can be pursued in the Bay of Fires area, including camping, beach activities, boating, bird watching, fishing, swimming, surfing and walking.

The Bay of Fires on Tasmania's North East Coast
Forester Beach Camp
Nestled in a protected dune swale behind a glorious white sand beach, a separate camp has been designed as a demountable seasonal structure. Twin-share rooms with timber floors, canvas roofs and full kitchen facilities provide perfect seclusion in a setting of unspoiled beauty. Private wash areas and composting toilets provide comfort without harming the environment. We've obtained special permission to operate this camp within the National Park, so close to the beach and yet so private. Here, you can swim or snorkel in the shelter of a natural, rock-ringed 'harbour', enjoy your meals on the outdoor decks or picnic on the beach under the biggest starry night skies.


Bay of Fires Lodge
Set on a hilltop, 40 metres above the pounding of the sea and surrounded by National Park, Bay of Fires Lodge is the only building on 20km of outstanding coastal wilderness. Enjoying views up and down the pristine white sandy beaches in an area of great significance to the Aboriginal community, a truly ecologically-aware building has been gently let into the landscape. Two long timber and glass pavilions allow maximum connection to the landscape with minimum impact on the environment: all building materials - Tasmanian hardwood and plantation pine - were lifted in by helicopter or hand carried to the site, and the lodge is autonomous in providing and managing its existence. Here you will experience true communion with nature in accommodation that combines simplicity of design with comfort and warmth. In the magnificent living area with its large timber deck and open fire, you'll enjoy delicious meals prepared with the freshest local produce, accompanied by fine Tasmanian wines. Solar power provides the lighting, while hot showers and comfortable hotel beds add a touch of luxury at the end of each day's activities.
Leave only footprints & take only photographsThe basic principles of sustainability - protecting the present for the future by maintaining bio-diversity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting place - have been wholeheartedly embraced in the construction of Forester Beach


Camp and the Bay of Fires Lodge.
From the siting of the buildings and the form of their design, to the selection of building materials and the management of the construction process, our single focus has been on protecting the landscape and connecting to it. Using sustainable materials and employing non-polluting services such as roofwater collection, greywater treatment systems, composting toilets and energy-efficient solar power, the Bay of Fires Lodge was gently placed in the landscape to create minimal disturbance while maximising the visual connection with the surrounding vegetation and the ocean beyond. Without doubt, it's this connection with the unspoiled beauty of the environment, its flora and fauna, that creates the magical experience our guests enjoy at the Bay of Fires Lodge.

Transportation

Air

Tasmania's main air carriers are Qantas and its subsidiary Jetstar, and Virgin Blue, which fly direct routes to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide. Low cost airline Tiger Airways commenced services between Melbourne and Launceston in November 2007 and Hobart in January 2008. Major airports include Hobart International Airport and Launceston Airport; the smaller airports, Burnie (Wynyard), serviced by Regional Express and Devonport, serviced by QantasLink have services to Melbourne.

Sea
The domestic sea route is serviced by Bass Strait passenger/vehicle ferries operated by the Tasmanian Government-owned TT-Line (Tasmania). From 1986 the Abel Tasman made six weekly overnight crossings between Devonport and Melbourne. It was replaced by the Spirit of Tasmania in 1993, which performed the same route and schedule. The most recent change was the 2002 replacement of the Spirit by two Superfast ferries - Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II — which brought the number of weekly overnight crossings up to fourteen, plus additional daylight crossings in peak times. In January 2004 a third ship, the slightly smaller Spirit of Tasmania III, started the Devonport to Sydney route. This service was axed by the Tasmanian Government in June 2006 quoting low passenger numbers. There is also a ferry service from Bridport, Tasmania to Flinders Island and Port Welshpool, Victoria. Two container ships owned by Toll Shipping make daily crossings between Burnie and Melbourne. The port of Hobart also serves as a host to visiting cruise ships. The Spirit of Tasmania links the island with mainland Australia. The state is also home to International Catamarans, a manufacturer of very high-speed aluminium vessels (commonly known as SeaCat) that regularly broke records when they were first launched. The state government tried using them on the Bass Strait run but eventually decided to discontinue the run because of concerns over viability and the suitability of the vessels for the extreme weather conditions sometimes experienced in the strait.
Tasmania, Hobart in particular, serves as Australia's chief sea link to Antarctica, with the Australian Antarctic Division located in Kingston. Hobart is also the home port of the French ship l'Astrolabe, which makes regular supply runs to the French Southern Territories near and in Antarctica. Hobart has the second deepest natural port in the world, second to only Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Road
Within the state, the primary form of transport is by road. Since the 1980s, many of the state's highways have undergone regular upgrades. These include the Hobart Southern Outlet, Launceston Southern Outlet, Bass Highway reconstruction, and the Huon Highway. Public transport is provided by Metro Tasmania bus services.

Railway
Rail transport in Tasmania consists of narrow gauge lines to all four major population centres and to mining and forestry operations on the west coast and in the northwest. RailwayServices are operated by TasRail, a Pacific National subsidiary. Regular passenger train services in the state ceased in 1977; the only trains are for freight, and there are tourist trains in specific areas, for example the West Coast Wilderness Railway. In 2005 there were concerns that the rail service was in so much trouble that it might stop for everything but cement haulage.

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Sissinghurst Castle Gardens In England Tourism

History of Sissinghurst

Introduction
Sissinghurst occupies an ancient site. There has been a settlement here since the late 12th century, the name deriving from a Saxon clearing in the woods. During the early middle ages a stone manor house surrounded by a moat (of which two arms remain) was built.

Sissinghurst Castle Gardens In England Tourism
Baker family


In 1480 the property was purchased by the Baker family (who were related by marriage to the Sackvilles of Knole). The old manor house was allowed to fall into ruin and an impressive brick mansion was built to replace it. It was one of the first large houses in Kent to be built of brick instead of stone and timber. Only the long front range survives today which was originally the service range with stables on one side and servants quarters on the other.
An Elizabethan house, based on a double courtyard, was built by Sir Richard Baker during 1560-70 and was known as one of the most magnificent houses in the Weald.

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A change of fortune

In 1756, after a change in the families' fortune, the house was let to the government and used as a prison camp for French prisoners of war. Over 3,000 inmates were held here over a period of seven years. It was from these prisoners that the title of 'castle' was given to the site. The house was very similar to a French chateau, a large manor house surrounded by an accompanying estate, and the title stuck.
Much damage was done to the buildings and at the end of the war two thirds of them were demolished. Over the next 50 years the buildings were occupied by the poor of the parish who worked on the estate farm and neighbouring brickyard.

In 1855 the estate reverted to the Cornwallis family who built the farmhouse as the old buildings were scarcely habitable.

Sissinghurst Castle Gardens In England Tourism
Sissinghurst Castle Gardens In England Tourism
Sissinghurst Castle Gardens In England Tourism
Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson

The estate was put up for sale in 1928 but for two years a buyer could not be found. In April 1930 Vita Sackville-West came with her son, Nigel, looking for an old house where she could make a new garden. Vita fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and bought it, along with 400 acres of farmland.

Together, Vita and her husband Harold made a garden which reflects their different personalities, Harold was a classicist whilst Vita was a romantic who favoured profusion and surprise. It was thus Harold who designed the layout of the garden using the walls & buildings already in place.

The garden was first opened to the public in 1938. The proceeds raised £25.14s.6d and Vita nicknamed the visitors 'shillingses', as one shilling (5p) was the admission price.

Vita died in 1962 and Harold and her two sons decided that the best way to preserve the garden was for ownership to be transferred to the National Trust. This was completed in April 1967.
Source From: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
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Popular Tourism in India

Tourism in India
India Tourism
The Indian subcontinent needs a lifetime to be explored, from its rustic villages to its modern cities, from the mighty Himalayas to the sunny beaches, from its ancient temples and palaces to the exquisite handicrafts and artistic produce.

Tourism in India

Tourism in India brings you face to face with startling diversity - from different terrains and languages to a wealth of regional cultures. Indian topography varies from mountains and valleys in the north to the plateau in central India to the coastal regions on the peninsular fringe. The desert of Rajasthan with its stark landscape is juxtaposed with a riot of color in the clothes and handicrafts of the region.

If you are a lover of art and architecture, India offers a treat for you. The ancient monuments of Khajuraho and Hampi are but an example of the architecural splendor of this ancient civilization.

The temples of South India are not only artistically carved they are often representative of the scientific principles understood at that time. There are several monuments in Delhi and Agra that take you back to the days of the Mughal empire, rich with elaborate carvings and geometrical style.

The handicrafts of India are equally diverse and enticing. Many forms of ornamental embroidery flourish in different regions, be it chikan work and zardosi to elaborate patchwork in Orissa and mirror-work done in Kutch in Gujarat. Tribal handicrafts have their own charm.

An adventure afficiando would be enthralled by the river runnning and whitewater surfing opportunties in Northern India, close to the foothills of the Himalayas. Trekking and moutaineering opportunities are also available aplenty. You can try wind surfing and snorkeling at the many beaches.

India Tourism

The rich and intoxicating history of India can be bewildering and overwhelming to a new tourist. Spiritual destinations such as Hardwar, Rishikesh, Varanasi, Tirupati, amongst many others are high on the list of pilgrim spots in India.

If you are seeking the mountains, travel to some of India's better-known hill stations. Kulu, Manali, Darjeeling, Munnar, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Dalhousie and Mussoorie are some of the popular holiday destinations.

Get set to explore India in all her different facets, from her bustling cities to the swampy mangroves of Sunderbans, from the pristine National Parks in the Himalayan foothills to the architectural glory all over. Indian cuisine is as diverse and enticing as the land. Partake of spicy curries, regional delicacies and host of aromatic spices as part of your India tour.
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Solomon Islands




Background

< style="text-align: center;">Rennell Island is part of the province of Rennell and Bellona which is the smallest province in the Solomon Islands (by a wide margin). It is also ethnically Polynesian, whereas the rest of the Solomons is Melanesian. Geographically, it is also isolated from the rest of the Solomons, sitting to the south of the main archipelago. If you look at the satellite photo of Rennell above, you can see that the most distinctive feature of the island is Lake Tegano. Tegano is a slightly brackish lake which is home to an enormous variety of birds, some of which are only found on Rennell. The Eastern part of the island has also been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the only one in the South Pacific other than Easter Island. The population of Rennell is about 2,000 people. Geologically, the island is an uplifted coral atoll. As such, the entire island is surrounded by cliffs ranging from 300 to 1000 feet high and all the land surface is a rocky limestone with very thin soil.

The unique nature of the island, in all respects, is why I wanted to visit.

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Tree Stone In Colombia Tourism

Tree Stone In Colombia Tourism

Tree Stone In Colombia Tourism

Still remember the Flinstone cartoons and movies? Ancient story in which people live in houses made of stone. Visible are very impressed with the original and friendly nature, this may also be an attraction and inspiration to make Mazzati Giancarlo stone buildings like Flinstone.

Robustness of the building as represented by the architect of this building without leaving the artistic value either from outside or inside the room. When you visit St. Dominigo, Colombia, the uniqueness of this building will cursory interest you. A cultural center with outstanding design of three large stones depicting a futuristic mix of architects and antiquity.

Giancarlo touch that seems realistic settings and can be predicted by combining several elements of glass and steel that reflects the values of modern art. Design of the building invites us to look more closely, and perhaps will make you feel like a small creature living in the giant.

Displayed inside a warm minimalist concept with the most modern art display. This is evident from the use of the corners are safe and the use of white color, soft colors, wood color and silver color that dominates in every corner of the room.

In broad outline of this building form was similar, because the highlight color of the stone when viewed from afar. The use of colored glass elements in the front of the entrance to the third distinguishing feature of the building. Supports the concept, the textures are used well on walls, floors or ceilings also provide a solid rock identity. Also deliberate use of square windows with different sizes with an unusual arrangement. Emit a beautiful glow of light from the stone buildings.

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Elephan Cafe In Bali Island

Elephant Cave is one of the attractions frequented by tourists visiting the island of Bali. Goa Gajah is located 27 km from the city of Denpasar, located on the west side of the village Bedulu, Blah Batuh district and Gianyar Regency.

The cave was built on the edge of the river known as the r Pangkung River, where irrigation mixed with Petanu River. Mixing of the two rivers were considered to have magic. On the basis of this concept of the Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) deliberately made between two rivers.

There are almost like rock mountain forms the entrance to this cave. It is designed and carved in relief with a stick like a grove, near the leaves, animals such as wild boar, and the tortoise. Mouth of the cave is decorated with bas-relief with his eyes turned right around, or the west side. there are also writing letters of this type of Kediri starting from the early 11th century and were written on the left wall or the east side. There is a swimming pool (Patirthaan) as a place to take the holy water for ceremonies Tirtha of Hinduism which is located in the middle of the page of the cave. Swimming pool previously mixed with the soil and have been found in 1954 by the Department of Antiquities Krijgsman is equipped with a fountain sculpture arranged parallel in the two groups.

Elephan Cafe In Bali Island

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