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.
Went up the Barrington Tops in NSW to a place called Polblue Camping grounds and to see the Polblue Swamps. Drove in from Scone end on the New England Highway. Went up through the Dingo gate, the road was pretty rough, we just took our time. The country side is very dry, I feel for the farmers and their animals. Here are a few images from the day.
Dry river bed. Going up the Barrington Range. Dingo Gate, love the gap underneath 🙂 Pine trees and there needles all over the ground, reminds me of NZ pine plantations. Polblue camping, very large area’s. This is the Polblue Swamp area, its like a big sponge. Was pretty dry and in the middle of the day. Another view of the swamps. This is the Manning River from up the tops of Barringtons. They have a big camp area here as well. On our way home via the Pheasants Creek road were all these Native Trees, they must be so old, as they were huge. A wee house up the creek Rd. What stories could those walls say. Love the sky in this scene. Belltree’s, is a property that was home to the White Family since 1831. They have accommodation & farm stay conference center, they have all sorts, very neat and tidy property. It is still a working farm with horses. This is the sign to the town. NSW