April 20, 2013…Blackmans Bay, Eggs & Bacon Bay, Tasmania

We have caught up with Sascha and Kerstin, fellow German motorcycle adventurists.  Sascha and Kerstin have traveled from Germany, through Asia down the west coast of Australia riding 2up.  Kev and I actually rode by them as we were leaving Esperance, Western Australia, and now as luck happens, they are shacked up and chilling in Eggs and Bacon Bay, Tasmania.  Today we will make our way towards them via the coastal roads.  

The well maintained roads of the Channel Highway curve, dip and ridge back and forth, and it is an amazingly crisp, clear and sunny day.  Ahh, do we wish that we were on our bikes right now!!!  We pull into the small coastal township of Blackmans Bay, park the van by the cliffside, slide open the side door, breathe in that amazing Tasman Ocean air, watch the locals hunt for crays, and decide to make lunch.  I'm enjoy the ease of preparing a fresh lunch, with my mini mobile kitchen, it is a little more cumbersome on the bikes.  Back on the road we van it through Snug, Flowerpot, Verona Sands and turn off onto a dirt road that leads to Eggs and Bacon Bay.  Along the way I pulled by a fantastic organic roadside stand and picked up some fresh goats cheese, spreads, sourdough bread, and red wine to enjoy with Sascha and Kerstin.  

Sascha greeted us with his warm German smile and hug!  "You're walking?" he queried…"Yes, I am!  I broke both arms not my legs thank God!", I responded.  Ha Ha Ha, "We'll that is good, I was coming out to help Kev carry you down!" Sascha joked.  Kev and I made our way down the embankment to the small bay shack they are staying in.  Kirsten warmly greeted us at the front door and invited us in….We spent the rest of the evening watching the sunset over the calm Bay waters, sharing biking stories, learning about each other, drinking wine and enjoying a fabulous warm meal.

Blackmans Bay

Blackmans Bay

Lunch time entertainment at Blackmans Bay watching 3 guys getting tossed around in the surf spearing fishing!

Lunch time entertainment at Blackmans Bay watching 3 guys getting tossed around in the surf spearing fishing!

Awesome coastline

Awesome coastline

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Eggs & Bacon Bay

Eggs & Bacon Bay

Kerstin showing Cat the sweet spots of free camping!

Kerstin showing Cat the sweet spots of free camping!

Sascha, no doubt telling some fishy stories!

Sascha, no doubt telling some fishy stories!

Kerstin's sea urchin collection!

Kerstin's sea urchin collection!

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Sascha's catch!

Sascha's catch!

Kerstin trying to catch a bait fish, and succeeding!

Kerstin trying to catch a bait fish, and succeeding!