Saturday 18th March – Maria Island

Caught the boat at 9 am only took 50 min to get to Maria Island. Lovely trip seeing the land from where you have come. Saw a pod of dolphins very beautiful. On the Island we did a 9 km walk taking in the Fossil cliffs, Painted cliffs, and everything in between. You take everything you need as well as your water intake for the day as there is no shops or supplies and you take all rubbish home. Lots of old ruins, just far to many to post in the website. Long and wonderful day, extremely windy late afternoon which was tiring. Caught the boat back at 4.30 pm. Very steep hills to climb but pace yourself and its worth it. I do have lots of photos in this posting so take your time. Enjoy. ūüôā

 Our ferry, its very cool at present, its 8 am. Another plant.
¬†Off to drop the crayfish pots. ¬†Old plant that is now not working, not sure what they were producing. ¬†These people are heading back from sleeping over. ¬†Silo’s. ¬†We’re all taking in the view of where we’ll be for the next 6 hours. ¬†I did the red circuit and the orange circuit. ¬†Jetty in background, silos can be seen. ¬†Dormitories. ¬†BBQ and shelters. Looking back over towards Triabunna.

Whale bones, Ribs I was told.

 Wombat wondering around.  Top 2 images are fossils of sea shells, Oysters.  Fossils quarry down on left.  This is the way to start climbing the hill over there yonder, you can see some people in the right hand side going up the track.  Convict Barn from 1844  Looking down to the settlement.  Tasmanian Native Hen.  Fossils quarry cliff, the person shows just how big it is.

Sleeping wombat.

¬†View from half way up the hill on circuit. ¬†Painted Cliffs. Heading down to the Painted cliffs, the peninsula out across the bay is where they are. Tide in makes it a bit harder to get good shots of the cliffs, I’ll just do what I can. ¬†On way back to settlement where the Maria ferry will pick us up in the bay from Jetty.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 112

Monday 22 nd June

Well woke to no frost, cloud cover and rain pending. Annex all nice and dry. Caught up with Dean and Marilyn before we left,  on the road at 11.30 am.  Got to Penguin and shot goat island and some rocks,  then straight up to Somerset,  paid at the office then up and picked a site, we are up the back, own toilet due to no one else using it, camp kitchen is great, and a paddock full of cows, just lovely oh and the ocean across the road.

IMG_4247 IMG_4263 IMG_4320 View from my kitchen.

Day 45

Wednesday 15th April   3rd day on Bruny Island

We got sorted nice and early this morning as we are going to the Cape Lighthouse. Weather was good, windy and bit chilly but had a great time, Coast line here is so rough and beautiful. Saw a Albino Wallaby, there are quiet a few here on the island, the drive back to van park was interesting scenery, the island is bigger than I thought. We have been staying at the van park but a mistake in our booking gave us a very flash house for a night so we moved base.

DSCF4847  Seen better daysDSCF4850  Here at a lookout pulled in this beautiful car.IMG_3581HMASCanberra  HMAS Canberra ship anchoring in the bay for the night.IMG_3598  One of the many wee walking tracks, just nice.IMG_3601  View from the cape Bruny light stationIMG_3608 IMG_3612  Cape Bruny Lighthouse, the kids walking up in the bushes on the path. This had 1836 A.D. on the front, it is not working now and cant be used by the public to look inside, shes getting old.IMG_3614  View from the light house.IMG_3632 IMG_3636  Incredible coast line, all the Basalt rock formations.IMG_3776 Albino Wallaby, no Kangaroos on Bruny.