Monday 15th June
Well we headed off a bit later than planned but ended up going for a drive up the west side of the Derwent River as far as Rosegarland, and it already was getting to late to see Mt Field NP, the fog is getting lower and clouding over more so crossed over the river calling into see a Hop drying building and the lady next to it gave us a run down on all the history, very interesting, the locals here in Tasmania are so open and helpful with there knowledge of their areas. The whole valley is so beautiful and in lots a ways is standing still, so nice to see. Saw the Zinc smelter, Cadbury’s chocolate factory across the river, saw the MR-1 boat which is Mona Roma-1, traveling up river towards the museum. It was a day of reflections.
Lindisfarne. View of Mt Wellington under cloud. Bridge at Dowsing Point. Zinc Smelter with Mona Roma-1 traveling up river. Had lunch at Old Beach, lovely views and reflections, the white chimneys in the back ground are from the Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory. Old Beach This is on the Boyer Rd, looking across at Granton. Looking at New Norfolk. From up a hill looking down onto the New Norfolk area, the road we have just travelled on left. New Norfolk. New Norfolk New Norfolk bridge into town center. Gordon River Road, heading down the west side now. Farmers Patterns. The Hop dryer buildings, they stopped working 27 years ago and just left to deteriorate. Another part of the Hop buildings. Whiskey distillary Redland just loved this wee shack. Inside the church of St Mathews, Anglican Parish at New Norfolk, which commenced in 1828
Landscape supplies factory. Boyer.