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.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 7th March, day 81

Leaving Mount Field N.P., have really enjoyed it. Its 14 deg. Taking the back road from Raspberry farm as we didn’t see much due to bad weather last trip. Heading to Zeeham Bush Camp for 2 nights.

 Camping area at Mount Field N.P.  Rural scenery on trip.  Tarraleah, Hydro power station, small settlement. Off Lyell High way.  Scenery on way to Queenstown.  Looking down onto Queenstown, the bear hills are from the mining some 60 years ago, still scared, the towns people are working hard to get growth happening again. Settled into bush camp and around the camp fire with neighbours, great night.

Tuesday 28th February to Wednesday 1st March.

On Tuesday, had a good clean out of the camper, also chattered with our new neighbours, great people. On the Wednesday we are heading off to Hamilton on the Lyell Highway, looking at points of interest along the way. Weather beautiful, in shorts again ūüôā

 Very cool and lots of due this morning.  Another causeway on lake Arthur.  country scenery.  Nant Distillery. Whiskey makers.  Coming down into Hamilton.

Tuesday 7th on our way to cockle creek

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.