Another great day, too good to waste so off for a drive to Cygnet and all the coast road, so lovely when you get off the main drives. here’s a few shots for the day. This peninsula is on the east side of the Huon River, we are staying on the west side of Huon. It was awesome looking across the river at where we’d come from.
Birches Bay Glazier Bay The Shed The Shed, this is a wonderful place to stay. Port Huon Tassels Salmon Farming. Gordon Kettering,Bruny Island in back ground, this is the ferry that goes over there.
Got up early and the day is very overcast but took the chance of cloudy but sunny as forecasted, and we are heading off down the Huon Valley as far as Southport. Stopped off at all the wee bays, art galleries, etc. I just love the free range chooks we see in the country side, they are in the most unexpected places. Beautiful scenery and no wind so it wasn’t to bad and no rain. Got very overcast on way home. All in all a very nice day. Just loved following the Huon River for most of the way, gave us some nice reflections. A lot of these photo’s were grab shots through the glass while driving, bit hard in city traffic to stop.
Bridge over the Derwent River in Hobart. The bridge in Hobart with Mt Wellington in back ground. Mt Wellington. Out of the traffic, now for some scenery. This is where we had morning tea at Franklin on the edge of the Huon River. A lot of old buildings are being used today for shops, galleries, etc, I loved the wheel in this photo. Huon River. As soon as I got over to the picnic table these ducks all came running, so funny. Heading towards Geeveston Free range chooks. Nice entry to the town of Geeveston. Had lunch at Dover. Driving around to Southport, the end of the tar sealed road south. Little beach holiday places right on the water. End of the line. On our way back caught some good lighting on these yachts. Another quick shot of the bridge at Hobart on our way home.
Well we have had just the best time here, our last day was spent driving to the south of Bruny and through the Neck, calling into different bays, having a stop off at the local Cheese place. The kids got oysters fresh from the rocks at Barnes Bay, they were everywhere and big. When we stopped at Dennes Point at the Jetty, a chap told us that as the crow flies this is the closest land to the main Tasmania land but the channel is very bad, that’s why the main crossing is way down further. Took a scenic drive back around on dirt roads get to see real nice scenery. Never now what you come across.
Couple of birds I don’t know their names yet. Blowhole over Basalt Rocks. Bruny Island Art Adventure. Small settlement. Heaps of these Tasmanian Native hens. this one is out the side of the house we’re in. Wallbies in ur yard, I was sitting on the step, they weren’t worried. The Albino again. Took from the car as you can see. Barnes Bay. This is the closest point to mainland Tasmania. Long dirt road, must be lots of homes up there. Boarding the ferry to go over to Kettering. Autumn colours from the car. Driving through a big town on our way to Seven Mile beach.
Had a good nights sleep and were up early to go on a boat trip on the Bruny Island Adventure cruise. To many photos to show all of them but picked out what I hope will interest people. Was a fantastic day.
Got up early and went down the beach, caught the early light on the foot way and seating, very beautiful for a walk down the beach. This is the beach outside our van park. Everyone waiting to board the cruise boat. Father and Son The arch way, we didn’t go through it. Looking at the kelp growing on the rocks. The other boat, which is the same one as we are on. kelp gardens. Rock pillars and formations. Facing into the sun but took it any ways, we had just come through and then watched the other boat coming through. Blow hole. Seals in sun and playing in the kelp. Got back and what a wonderful sunset to finish the day off.
Well the four of us are heading off to catch the ferry to Bruny Island for four nights, Dons son and his partner are there as well, we have met up from different directions for this trip. This is our 1st day, we are based at Adventure bay in a van park in a onsite van we are sharing. These photos are pretty much self explanatory, just beach scenes and rocks with amazing colours.
Stopped for a picnic, so cold we were sitting with Katie’s blankets around us so much fun.