Legana Caravan Park

Heading off to fill in a gap of 4 nights before starting our first house sit in Invermay, we popped over and introduced ourselves as we had only spoken on phone, lovely people and lovely pets so lucky. Couple of images from the caravan park. Nice big areas for camping, bit run down but a worked for us.

 New Holland Honey Eater  Wattlebird  Bush Kitchen Views of Ben Lomond with a dusting of snow. Tamar river as well.

Day 31

Tuesday 31st March

On the spur of the moment we went to Cradle Mountain, weather was perfect so cant miss out. What an amazing day. Was 77 km from Forth, beautiful country side, rolling farm land, road followed the Forth river.Narrow winding road and the Wilmont Road has a letterbox competition, well we took so many photos where we could could safely stop, only posted a few. Got to Cradle Mountain and had a bite to eat then caught the shuttle bus out to Dove Lake. We took the shots we wanted, then hoped onto the next shuttle and got off at the Rangers Station, got off and did the rainforest walk and saw the Pencil Pine Falls.Jumped back onto the shuttle back to the information center and then headed home via Sheffield. Perfect weather, very warm. Got home at 6.30 pm so decided to go over to the Forth Hotel and had a fabulous meal, good price and real food. We always give back to a town that allows freedom camping, thanks Forth.

IMG_1944IMG_1918  Mt Murchison RangeIMG_1908 IMG_1907 IMG_1905  Darlek Letterbox.IMG_1959 IMG_1958  Landscape heading to Cradle Mountain.IMG_1971PencilPineFalls  Pencil Pine FallsIMG_1979  Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain on left.IMG_2002  The boat shed, Dove LakeIMG_2024

_MG_6800  Took some infrared images Mt Murchison Range_MG_6802 Mt Murchison and the Barrington Dam

Ahuriri Valley.

Saturday 11th August.

Well I woke early and got up, Liz was up so we had a cuppa. The  fire was going and the room was lovely and warm, took me back to the Atiamuri days sitting around a big fire with frost outside. Looking outside I knew we were not going to see the cliffs, so when Don got up we got organised and did the drive to Ahuriri Valley, it is only 28 km but took us nearly 6 hours, it’s so beautiful. Not a cloud in the sky, unbelievable. Had lunch at the wetlands conservation  reserve in the valley. Then we realised it was 2.30 pm already and we haven’t even got out yet. Went to the Merino Cafe for a cuppa and there was Crofty as his friends call him (Simon) and Liz with some friends, so we said after we had finished that we would meet them back at the farm. After tea Liz and Simon wanted to see some shots of the Valley. Got to bed at 9.30 pm feeling pretty tired now that I’ve eaten and warmed up. The weather was showing that it was clearing on the west coast and down Fiordland and getting wetter on the east coast so with Simon’s advise as to what he would do we are flipping the itinerary  and heading to Fiordland in the morning.

Ahuriri Valley

Up the Ahuriri ValleyThis is an amazing place, the valley is huge, photo’s just don’t show the vastness of it all. We felt so small in the realm of things, every hill we went over there was another breath taking view.

Ben Avon Station Reflections We were privileged to be able to go onto this station and get these amazing shots, spent ages here.