Caught the bus int Hobart from Seven Mile Beach, had a awesome day. It was overcast but great for photography. When you are walking everywhere in Hobart I didn’t realize how hilly it was, but get some great views of the bay and city. Most of the photos speak for themselves.
Salamanca. Other side of Salamanca, this is where they have the well known Salamanca Markets. I thought this was well done. Bike stands. Hobart Botanical Gardens. Quiet a few buildings had different vines growing over them, very colourful.
There is snow on Hartz Mountain last night, no wonder it is very cold. We are hoping for a break in the weather to dry the canvas on camper trailer enough to pack up and head off to St Helen’s, weather over there is beautiful. Finally got away by 9.30 am and 10 deg, windy. Had a good run and stopped at Campbell town for more fresh veggies for juicing. Ended up at Dora point, just love this area. Very sheltered.
Huon River. Approaching Hobart. Country side on the way to East Coast. Dora Point sunset in opposite direction.
Left really early to get all the way today. Cockle Creek is the most southerly road in Australia. Beautiful drive, had lots of stops along the way, got in at 4.15 pm so made good time. Here are images from Oatlands to Cockle.
New subdivision, Hobart area. Driving into Hobart, Building in Hobart. Down at the docks by Salamanca. Huonville. Most beautiful area. Huonville. Dover. Dover. Finns Beach. Finns Beach. Finns Beach.
Camping at Finns Beach, just up from Cockle Creek.
Well we got cleaned up packed up and on the road at 10.30 am. On our way out of Seven Mile beach we saw Mt Wellington was covered in snow on the tops, frost on the ground everywhere. Had a good run through stopped off at Oatlands and had lunch, took some photos. The windmill was working and they were bagging oats. I bought some of their oats, spelt flour wholemeal, and light wholemeal, was very interested learning about the spelt, all there wheat, oats and spelt are gown locally, the farmers get there share by selling direct to Oatlands, its an amazing business they have. From there we pushed it as it was already getting late and we don’t want to be late setting up. Arrived at Legana 3.30 pm, got set up as its getting cold. Bought a cooked chook and coleslaw for tea. We were in bed at 8.30 pm as even with the heater on full it was very cold.
Just a peak at Mt Wellington with snow. Hobart, Tasmania. Oatlands. Country side. Farming.
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.
Woke to a lovely sunny day, I was up early and went for a bush walk with in the grounds and came across heaps of signs, one I have posted, the rest were telling about the Bandicoot, wallaby, Echidnas, etc, was very interesting. After breakfast went to check out the beach, the kids have gone into some markets that they wanted to check out, both being chef’s and cooks that is great for them. The airport is right by the sea, watching a plane come into land as if it is going to hit the tree tops is quiet interesting.
Bush walking as I do. The family area’s and BBQ The pool area. Seven Mile Beach Plane coming into land. Loved these clouds.
Well we have had just the best time here, our last day was spent driving to the south of Bruny and through the Neck, calling into different bays, having a stop off at the local Cheese place. The kids got oysters fresh from the rocks at Barnes Bay, they were everywhere and big. When we stopped at Dennes Point at the Jetty, a chap told us that as the crow flies this is the closest land to the main Tasmania land but the channel is very bad, that’s why the main crossing is way down further. Took a scenic drive back around on dirt roads get to see real nice scenery. Never now what you come across.
Couple of birds I don’t know their names yet. Blowhole over Basalt Rocks. Bruny Island Art Adventure. Small settlement. Heaps of these Tasmanian Native hens. this one is out the side of the house we’re in. Wallbies in ur yard, I was sitting on the step, they weren’t worried. The Albino again. Took from the car as you can see. Barnes Bay. This is the closest point to mainland Tasmania. Long dirt road, must be lots of homes up there. Boarding the ferry to go over to Kettering. Autumn colours from the car. Driving through a big town on our way to Seven Mile beach.