Sunday 12th Geeveston

Cold but sunny day. Went for a big drive to Huon Port, Lookout and just took in the scenic spots. Some images from the Hartz Mountain National Park.

 Camping at the sports ground at Geeveston. Bad weather is coming.  Myrtle Tree. Heading up to Hartz N.P.  This is worth the read.  From the lookout going up to Hartz Mountain.   Lichen.  Weather closing in. Hartz N.P. It has it’s own beauty.  Arve Waterfall, Hartz N.P.  Arve Waterfall, Hartz N.P.  Huon River, to the right is the Oyster beds.  Just a beautiful Gum tree.  Houn Port down there.  Looking down onto Geeveston from the big hill. You can see It was raining so had to move.   Beautiful Huon Valley.  Boat on the Huon River.

Day 22

Sunday 5th June

Got away from Terry Smiths Lookout by 8.25 am. Great spot to stay, nice and quiet as well.  Had a good drive through to Burke and Wills roadhouse. Had morning tea,  fueled up all set for Lawn Hill. A wedgie was across the road but to far. On our next leg we encountered so many things, Bustards,  Emu’s,  Brolgas,  Sea Eagle,  and a Wedge tail Eagle landed on a carcass in front of us and we all but hit it,  I didn’t even get a shot away as I was so flabbergasted thinking we were going to hit it. There were all sorts of birds at the rest stop as well. We arrived at Gregory River just after lunch,  once all set up had a bite to eat down the river, just a beautiful spot, with amazing bird life.  Jack and Alice are on the lower side down by the river, we chose to stay up the top in shade.  Here for two nights,  will be staying here again on our return from Lawn Hill.

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Had Lunch here. lovely spot, the people are new owners and they are so helpful, very friendly.

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BBQ area down the end at the Burke & Wills.

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As we drive off there’s cattle on the road, they have the right of way. We are following that sign.

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Speaks for its self.

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The Termite mounds are getting bigger around this area.

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Road narrows. Glad it hasn’t rained for awhile, very muggy side of the roads when its been wet.

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Off the tar seal for now.

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Leichhardt River, so nice to see water in some of the creeks and rivers.

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Interesting watching how the foliage changes from time to time.

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Dry river bed.

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The cattle never even moved, they are use to the traffic.

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Good sign.

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Nearly there.

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Savannah way next time.

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We are staying at the National Park.

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This is our morning tea spot. Gregory River. Clean and fast flowing.

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View towards the bridge, we come over this then turn down to here. Lots of room.

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View from our kitchen. In the shade all day, weather was very hot.

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Afternoon tea spot, lots of Kites and other little birds.

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Brolga’s on side of road.

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Kite at the river.

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They have a nest in the large tree just above us.

Day 76

Saturday 16th May

Felt well enough to go for a wee drive up to the Narawntapu National Park, really lovely spot and nice drive as well, did a quiet walk to the lagoon and then drove home.

IMG_6663 IMG_6665 IMG_6662  Nice open paddocks for the wild life, we only saw Pademelons I was hoping for a wombat, but they only come out in evening.IMG_6667  One of the camp sites, some are really decent size.IMG_6672  Walk to the lagoon through the bush.IMG_6681  Here is the ladoon from the bird hide, only swans and a few water birds, wrong time of day.IMG_6694  The wee bridge crossing over the swamp.IMG_6699 Saw this Pademelon he wasn’t worried about us but we just walked slowly and chattered to it.

Day 33 & 34

Thursday 2nd April

Got up to a very cloudy morning. Our ranger from Forth arrived, we had a chat. Cooked breakfast and it’s raining hard now but ranger said it will clear by lunch time, he was right. Once it cleared we went for a drive into Penguin, did a few jobs, water in Jerry cans etc..dropped what we needed to off at the camper then headed for Burnie .Big place and busy, a pulp town by the looks of the logs etc.on the docks for export.Went up to the lookout was lovely view. Got back, cold and so we used the time to down load images, had the gene going etc, gas heater on and hotty filled up.

Friday 3rd April Easter

Well I needed to go into Smithton to see a Doctor and after my visit we decided to do the scenic trip back to Rocky Cape where we are now staying. Saw some lovely wee towns on our way back.

IMG_2820  Stanley The Nut.IMG_2823  The old Stanley building still being used today, they are so beautiful.IMG_2824 IMG_2838  The old railway station used now for accommodation.IMG_2840  Bought lunch here, was so fresh the fish and not small pieces either.

IMG_2847  The old lighthouse, it was else where and has been moved.IMG_2852  The wharf.IMG_2869  The Nut from lookout.IMG_2871  Another angle of town.IMG_2887  From up at the area where the old communications building was or something similar.IMG_2899  The Grange, Port Latta, coal I think.IMG_2900 IMG_2908  Rocky Cape National Park. Jetty in the back ground of the cliff face.IMG_2924 Jetty.

Day 17

Monday 17th February

We had to go into Scone again today and on our way home we did some tiki-touring, up to the Tewarri NP, very nice, camping, big sites, toilets, lots of shade and water in creek when there’s water. On our way back also we came across a big wide load, took both sides of the road and had 3 Prime movers pulling it and 2 Prime movers pushing, didn’t realize how long it was until it started to pass, so I got what shots I could.

IMG_7698  One of the many land marks in the National Park of Tewarri.IMG_7709  Another dry river.IMG_7712  Quick shot as these birds all flew off, didn’t now they were there until I saw them fly.IMG_7724  Going up to the Tewarri National Park, lots of farms all the way up.IMG_7726  Rock formations..IMG_7745  Wombat up in the area of Washpool camping.IMG_7767  These are very interesting, read the notice below.IMG_7770 IMG_7799  A very wide load.IMG_7816 Amazing site, what a job getting this wide load thru some of the windy roads.