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St Helens and Updates

by Aug 16, 2019Post0 comments

Above: St Helens from Binalong Bay Road

The town of St Helens is the most Northerly of all the settlements on Tasmania’s East Coast and the place where the Tasman Highway from Launceston meets the Ocean.  A town of around 2000 permanent residents it has many holiday houses in addition and boasts  three Caravan Parks as well as a small ree RV stopover with a 48 hour limit where the Dump Point and town water is also available.

During the Summer season (and other times like School Holidays) the population swells by hundreds with many free camping areas North and South; St Helens also services the small holiday communities of Binalong Bay, Beaumaris and Scamander and therefore has a good range of retail and service businesses.

Two IGA supermarkets, a large Mitre10,  a Reject Shop and Banjo’s Bakery represent the major chains while local stores make up the balance of Pharmacy, Newsagent, Shoes, Gifts, Garage and Tyre Dealer, Auto Spares, and a selection of Cafes and Coffee Shops.  Cecilia Street is the Highway through town and everything else is within a couple of hundred metres.

UPDATES:

Back at our house sit we are seeing the days warming up after the recent cold spell, back to 15 or more some days, but we are not quite done with the frost yet as this pic of our Solar Panels show on Tuesday morning; and our neighbour’s paddock where we let the chooks out every morning to join the Geese and three sheep. (The neighbours are here Thursday to Sunday)

We are also seeing a little more bird activity. these are a few from the last couple of weeks – and one of our nocturnal visitors (as well as the pademelons and wallabies that are just too shy to capture on camera so far!)

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