Day 103

Friday 12th June
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.
IMG_2907  Bridge over the Derwent River in Hobart.IMG_2908  The bridge in Hobart with Mt Wellington in back ground.IMG_2910  Mt Wellington.IMG_2914  Out of the traffic, now for some scenery.IMG_2920  This is where we had morning tea at Franklin on the edge of the Huon River.IMG_2928  A lot of old buildings are being used today for shops, galleries, etc, I loved the wheel in this photo.IMG_2931  Huon River.IMG_2932  As soon as I got over to the picnic table these ducks all came running, so funny.IMG_2937  Heading towards GeevestonIMG_2949  Free range chooks.IMG_2951  Nice entry to the town of Geeveston.IMG_2966  Had lunch at Dover.IMG_2972  Driving around to Southport, the end of the tar sealed road south.IMG_2982  Little beach holiday places right on the water.IMG_3001  End of the line. IMG_3017 IMG_3026  On our way back caught some good lighting on these yachts.IMG_3069 Another quick shot of the bridge at Hobart on our way home.

Day 12

Wednesday 12th February

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.

IMG_7404 IMG_7407  Dry river bed.IMG_7410 IMG_7412 IMG_7418  Going up the Barrington Range.IMG_7425  Dingo Gate, love the gap underneath 🙂IMG_7432  Pine trees and there needles all over the ground, reminds me of NZ pine plantations. IMG_7439  Polblue camping, very large area’s.IMG_7455  This is the Polblue Swamp area, its like a big sponge. Was pretty dry and in the middle of the day.IMG_7460 IMG_7472  Another view of the swamps.IMG_7507  This is the Manning River from up the tops of Barringtons. They have a big camp area here as well.IMG_7512  On our way home via the Pheasants Creek road were all these Native Trees, they must be so old, as they were huge.IMG_7518  A wee house up the creek Rd. What stories could those walls say.IMG_7521 Love the sky in this scene.IMG_7540  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.IMG_7543 This is the sign to the town. NSW