Leaving Mount Field N.P., have really enjoyed it. Its 14 deg. Taking the back road from Raspberry farm as we didn’t see much due to bad weather last trip. Heading to Zeeham Bush Camp for 2 nights.
Camping area at Mount Field N.P. Rural scenery on trip. Tarraleah, Hydro power station, small settlement. Off Lyell High way. Scenery on way to Queenstown. Looking down onto Queenstown, the bear hills are from the mining some 60 years ago, still scared, the towns people are working hard to get growth happening again. Settled into bush camp and around the camp fire with neighbours, great night.
The bird life here is really good. We were very fortunate to see a Spotted Quoll today. Tasmania’s wild cat. We drove to Geeveston and decided to stay as its so beautiful, need to explore this area.
Finns Beach Finns Beach Filthy toilet rubbish on the edge of the beach, we have seen a lot of this sort of thing, absolutely filthy. Went for a walk and came across this beautiful garden in the middle of nowhere. This is our camp spot at Finns beach, clean drop toilets, ocean on the right, forest on our left. Magic spot. Two wee Baby Wrens, I watched them for ages, mum was coming and feeding them. Dad sitting watching me I think, so moved away, let them be. So cold and damp here most of the time, moss on everything. Can you feel the heat, was a good fire.
Rained most of the early hours but warm. Went for a walk to the beach, ocean very calm, winds also eased. Sun did finally shine through even if not for long. We have a few other campers here all lovely people.
Fire started from a camp fire. These people love their fishing. Finns beach. All very peaceful.
Had a great spot down at Sofala, lovely small town, my mother stayed here for some time panning and just loved it, said the hotel had a nice spirit living in it so I inquired, some said yes others didn’t know. Local swimming hole where we were, and got very busy during the day. I saw a Red Bellied Black snake, thought it was a shiny black stick, when it moved, then I knew.
Amazing landscapes, taken through the car window while driving, cant always pull up with a camper trailer in tow. Storm brewing. Countryside. Looking down at Sofala. Local water hole, we camped here. Camper in background. Very deep, quite cold. Resident dog, she was lovely, kept hanging around. The local kids jump into this hole from up the cliffs, we had lots of entertainment. Very cold nights I intend to keep warm. 🙂
Got up for sunrise but was a bit of a sizzler. Made a cuppa and waited for the sun to appear. Got breakfast before the flies come. Still very windy and in the shade quiet cool. Sun is hot but having the wind helps . Caught up with Robert T, met him at Lara, now at Long Water Hole Winton. Had a good chat with him. We all did star trails, milky way. Photographed birds, cows and packed up what we could.
Sun setting over the Long Water Hole
Animals drinking just behind our camp site.
Who’s going to move for who.
Nice sitting in the cool of the afternoon at our camp spot. Long Water Hole.
White Plumed Honey eater
Apostles, ones teaching the other one something.
Red tailed Black Cockatoo’s, a Kite hovering above.
Tuesday 29th September…..Happy Birthday to my eldest son Garry.
Had a real relaxing day, taking photo’s, chatting with the neighbours. Caught up with Jo and took the saw blades we donated for her museum she is getting up and running.
Looking across the wetlands, lake is low. Echidna. Black Fronted Dotterel. These birds are so tiny. Pale Head Rosella Emu, I didnt see it until it moved, well camouflaged. Juvenile Red Winged Parrot Red-Winged Parrot Young Whistling Kite. It was being annoyed by the Willy Wagtail. Double Barred Finch I’m not sure if this is a Mulga Parrot. Tree-creeper. Night Shooting.
Heading off to the East Coast, via the Tasman Highway, along the way we saw Blue Lake sign so thought we’d check it out for a camping spot, but didn’t feel comfortable but the lake was an incredible sight, the turquoise waters are we have been told are because of the tin mining there and the chemicals they used to extract the tin. We decided to stay a night at the Pub in the Paddock with Priscilla the beer drinking pig. It is a historical building,
Inside the Pub in the Paddock near St Columba falls. Dining room Very welcomed fire.
Woke up early at Rebecca’s Lagoon and it was a frost, so got a fire going and my good old blanket wrapped around me in the sun. We packed up from here and went and checked out Nelsons Bay then on out to the lookout called The edge of the world, beautiful beach, rocks, logs all over the beach, really lovely area, but not a lot here once you have been here for a few days.
Frost on ground. Keeping warm Nelsons Bay Edge of the world road. Looked across at where we are going to camp and there’s all this smoke. The water here runs into the mouth of the Arthur River. Lots of room here in the Parks and wildlife. This area is just one of many connected to the camping area. I’m keeping an eye on this, but we are sure its a controlled burn off. That is the toilet block, really lovely and clean. Bridge over the Arthur River, this is where you can take several Cruises up into the Tarkine. Patterns in the sand.