Day 66

Wednesday 6th May

Well we went for a drive, the storm has passed , we still have rain and the annex cant go anywhere now. Went to Stanley to see a photo our friend has put into the Cow & Calf Gallery, photography fine art, really lovely art. Got to meet David the owner and Photographer. Next door is the Brown Dog cafe, where we went to have some morning tea, lovely old and unique place. Just loved both their names and there is a story behind the Brown dog but didn’t find out if there was a story behind the gallery name.

IMG_6312 IMG_6349 IMG_6318  We did the walk along the historical area of old buildings in between sheltering in peoples veranda’s, loved this sigh as well, I have removed his phone number.IMG_6321  View from Bobs place, looking out over the bay of Stanley.IMG_6327  Under the Nut at Stanley.IMG_6338  Old railway station down by the jetty. I think this top part of the light house has been moved from somewhere else.IMG_6339  Road heading to Railway station and the big crayfish, great fish and chips we bought from there, so fresh.IMG_6343  Prices from old. Pound, Shillings and pence.IMG_6344  Inside waiting for a train, joking, it is now a cafe.IMG_6363 Church StanleyIMG_6360  Chair lifts up to the Nut, closed today, winds were very bad.IMG_6368  Another view of The Nut.IMG_6377  We were at Port Latta, all these gulls were going crazy, then they would all land on the water then take to the air again, but the winds were really blowing them around. Funny to watch.IMG_6464  Crayfish Creek on our way back to Rocky Cape.IMG_6474  We love this sigh, hell yer great. Haha.IMG_6480 Crayfish creek heading out to sea.

Day 33 & 34

Thursday 2nd April

Got up to a very cloudy morning. Our ranger from Forth arrived, we had a chat. Cooked breakfast and it’s raining hard now but ranger said it will clear by lunch time, he was right. Once it cleared we went for a drive into Penguin, did a few jobs, water in Jerry cans etc..dropped what we needed to off at the camper then headed for Burnie .Big place and busy, a pulp town by the looks of the logs etc.on the docks for export.Went up to the lookout was lovely view. Got back, cold and so we used the time to down load images, had the gene going etc, gas heater on and hotty filled up.

Friday 3rd April Easter

Well I needed to go into Smithton to see a Doctor and after my visit we decided to do the scenic trip back to Rocky Cape where we are now staying. Saw some lovely wee towns on our way back.

IMG_2820  Stanley The Nut.IMG_2823  The old Stanley building still being used today, they are so beautiful.IMG_2824 IMG_2838  The old railway station used now for accommodation.IMG_2840  Bought lunch here, was so fresh the fish and not small pieces either.

IMG_2847  The old lighthouse, it was else where and has been moved.IMG_2852  The wharf.IMG_2869  The Nut from lookout.IMG_2871  Another angle of town.IMG_2887  From up at the area where the old communications building was or something similar.IMG_2899  The Grange, Port Latta, coal I think.IMG_2900 IMG_2908  Rocky Cape National Park. Jetty in the back ground of the cliff face.IMG_2924 Jetty.