Day 70

Sunday 10th May

Hope all the mothers out there took some time out for themselves.I did, Went down to Seaport in Launceston and walked from there and around to Cataract Gorge taking some photo’s, was a beautiful day and back again.

IMG_6503  Seaport Walkway/JettyIMG_6510  kids in their minnow yachts, or it maybe the next size up (cant remember the name of the next sized one), practicing.IMG_6519  Cruise boat passing and then he goes up the gorge and back.IMG_6528  Big building on the left is called Stillwater Restaurant, this is where Don’s son works as a chef, it also has a art gallery for the local artists. Cataract Gorge runs up on the right hand side, there are two bridges but the one behind is out of view in this shot.IMG_6536 There are the two bridges, and the Cataract gorge with the boat returning.

Day 52

Wednesday 22nd April

Woke to a lovely sunny day for our Gordon Rive Cruise, we have to be down there early and also we wanted a good parking spot. Our cabin was only around the corner so that was handy, here are a few images to see what it was like.

IMG_4103  The wee township of Strahan, this is where we catch the cruise. IMG_4108  The harbour and Jetty.IMG_4115  The Lady Jane Franklin 11, I liked the reflections in the window.IMG_4117 IMG_4122  Looking over the harbour to where you board the wilderness train trip from.IMG_4123  Inside the Lady JaneIMG_4133  Sea plane getting ready to pick up some passengers for a scenic flight.IMG_4159  Leaving the JettyIMG_4208 IMG_4253 Then entrance back into the harbour from the ocean, very deep and swift waters in that channel.IMG_4262  Only was in or out for these people is by boat, now that’s living in peace apart from the cruise boats every day.IMG_4274 IMG_4282 IMG_4336  We drop right down to a few knots as entering into the Gordon River, very old and ancient forests here, some of the Huon Pine is thousands of years old, wonderful journey and history. Thank goodness they stopped logging it but you can see where they have.IMG_4371  We got off the boat and did a walk up into the forest, just another world.IMG_4399  One of the other cruise’sIMG_4431  Jetty where we went onto Sarah Island and learned all about the convict days and how cruely they were treated, very moving as the lady acted out as she told the story. Reminders are still there as far as the hollows in the ground, logs that were left where they did the boat building etc.IMG_4451  Another jetty on the Sarah Island that was used, its very old.IMG_4481  A ruin from old.IMG_4498  This is some of the huon pine logs left from boat building.IMG_4506  Returning to our cruise.IMG_4558 Strahan from above.

Day 44

Tuesday 14th April

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.

IMG_3072  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.IMG_3073  This is the beach outside our van park.IMG_3093  Everyone waiting to board the cruise boat.IMG_3094  Father and SonIMG_3135  The arch way, we didn’t go through it. Looking at the kelp growing on the rocks.IMG_3129  The other boat, which is the same one as we are on.IMG_3122  kelp gardens.IMG_3119  Rock pillars and formations.IMG_3111 IMG_3161 IMG_3164  Facing into the sun but took it any ways, we had just come through and then watched the other boat coming through.IMG_3168  Blow hole.IMG_3201 IMG_3247  Seals in sun and playing in the kelp.IMG_3572 Got back and what a wonderful sunset to finish the day off.