Friday 24th March Day 2

Was lovely to walk into the shack for toilet etc, how we take things for granted at home. Very cold outside but I walked along the beach, lovely rock pools and the colours of the rocks under water, very beautiful. Heaps of big kelp as well. Met the lady who owns the Museum lovely people. Great collections of memorabilia from around the area of long ago, a must to see..

 colours in the pools.  They have a great sense of humour here.  Creek run off out to sea from bridge.  Up at Shirley’s at the Museum.  View from the Museum. This is the house with the Museum.  Colours in the rocks down the beach.

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Friday 10th March.

Sunrise is straight out in front of us. I could hear something falling onto the canvas during the night like seeds or pods, think we are under a tree with pods bursting and falling. We have sap from a tree from bush camp in Zeehan and its now covered in wasps, I was watching them and they are eating it off, yippee, that means we don’t have to try and clean it off. Did another lot of juicing. Very tired, the last week has caught up with me.

 Sunrise.  These are what the wasps are living in.   These are the trees we are camped under, not sure of their name but the pods make for great fire stater.  Rocks through the water at the Lake. Country side west of where we’re camped.

Monday 13th February Heading to East Coast

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.

Love the colours on the rocks from the sunset.

Heading to Deloraine

Did a few bits before leaving for Deloraine,  Stopped again at Christmas Hills for my fix of Raspberries and chocolate coated ones. This is a lovely town, very old buildings. The freedom camping is close enough to walk into town, good dump point and nice drinking water, Thanks Deloraine, we spent heaps on groceries and stocked up. Heres a few images of Halls point before leaving.

 Halls point  Halls Point looking North.  Halls point looking south.  Rocks at the point.  Deloraine, railway bridge over the Meander river.  Looking towards town.  View from the entry of freedom camping. Very bedraggled Starling. Think it was molting as there were many like this one.

Halls Point Day 3

Heard the Penguins today so going out to the area tonight. Lots of Penguin tracks this morning on the beach. Good sign. Did another walk to shops, its 3 km so my daily exercise.

 View looking west from our camping spot.  Mutation European Finch.  Silver eye.  Looking up into the hills from camping area.  Mutation European Finch  Bull rushes.  White Butterfly.  Penguin tracks.  Having fun with Seagulls.  Rocks Baby penguin emerging out for a stretch, did you know they don’t poop in the burrow. I witnessed this.

Day 26

Thursday 9th. 

What a day,  awesome. Did lots of shooting birds,  did the boat trip, that was fantastic learning all the history of the gorge and the Waanyi people.

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Heading up the Gorge.

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Cliff face, going up the Gorge, some light it looks red, other times its orange, keep’s changing colours. Just beautiful.

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We go up around the bend ahead. Feel very small in comparison to the cliffs.

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Another part of the trip.

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Crocodile slide. We waited but didn’t see anything.

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Canoeing, they all having fun, Indarri Falls just around the corner.

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Trees growing out of rocks, amazing.

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Part of the falls, quite a story as to how long the falls have eroded the rock away, it passes through lime stone and deposits calcium to form where the falls fall.

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Another fall as part of the Indarri falls.

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A Bower bird landed on the calcium ledge.

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Indarri Falls in all its glory, they are so beautiful..

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Shapes, colour, just breath taking.

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The skipper was telling us about the crack in this cliff face, when there’s been a lot of rain the water gushes out from this crack and forms a water fall that flows right out into the water. So where we are now he said, we’d be getting wet.

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Honey Bee full of nectar.

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Purple crowned wren.

Day 25

Wednesday 8th June 

Had a great day. Had a good breakfast and then headed off on a hike to Indarri Falls, 3 hours round trip up over the plateau and down the cliff face,  dam steep. The colours out here are just so vivid. The falls are beautiful. The terrain is very undulating,  rocky and colourful. Alice and Jack went up to the falls in their kayak, went to the second level, we saw them at the falls. Got back at 12.30 pm.  Had to cool down, then went for a cold shower. Had lunch and just sat around for awhile,  it was 35 deg today again. Flies are bad. Wearing the fly net most days. Don and Jack went walking up over the Constance Range,  Don said it’s beautiful but extremely tough. I’m not doing it.  Couldn’t get on the boat trip today but have booked for tomorrow 10 am. Looking forward to that. Not cold at nights. Lovely and fresh.

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Beautiful cliffs where we’re camping. These colours are as they are.

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Path on our 3 hour walk to Indarri falls, then to the lookout and back down to camp.

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This is the Lawn creek, magic colours. There are fresh water crocodiles but we didn’t see one.

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The Indarri Falls, so lovely.

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Love these reflections.

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Indarri falls,

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Going up the escarpment, reds and green, we are so lucky this national park was closed to flooding two weeks prior to us coming.

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View from climbing up higher, the falls being just to the left of the middle of photo.

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On our way up to the lookout, this a great view but facing the sun.

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The workers and rangers accommodation.

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Bigger view of the whole camping.

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Sun going down and I’m down by the jetty.

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Another angle. magic reflections.

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Heading back to camp, got a sun burst through the trees.

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Young crimson finch.

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Very bright but still beautiful.

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White winged triller.

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White winged triller.

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Yellow tinted honey eater.

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Liked these, don’t know there name, reminded me of the Lupines in NZ up Mt Cook.

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Lizard sunning.

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Indarra falls.

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Indarra falls.

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Close up of the falls.