Well we went for a drive, the storm has passed , we still have rain and the annex cant go anywhere now. Went to Stanley to see a photo our friend has put into the Cow & Calf Gallery, photography fine art, really lovely art. Got to meet David the owner and Photographer. Next door is the Brown Dog cafe, where we went to have some morning tea, lovely old and unique place. Just loved both their names and there is a story behind the Brown dog but didn’t find out if there was a story behind the gallery name.
We did the walk along the historical area of old buildings in between sheltering in peoples veranda’s, loved this sigh as well, I have removed his phone number. View from Bobs place, looking out over the bay of Stanley. Under the Nut at Stanley. Old railway station down by the jetty. I think this top part of the light house has been moved from somewhere else. Road heading to Railway station and the big crayfish, great fish and chips we bought from there, so fresh. Prices from old. Pound, Shillings and pence. Inside waiting for a train, joking, it is now a cafe. Church Stanley Chair lifts up to the Nut, closed today, winds were very bad. Another view of The Nut. We were at Port Latta, all these gulls were going crazy, then they would all land on the water then take to the air again, but the winds were really blowing them around. Funny to watch. Crayfish Creek on our way back to Rocky Cape. We love this sigh, hell yer great. Haha. Crayfish creek heading out to sea.
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.
Stanley The Nut. The old Stanley building still being used today, they are so beautiful. The old railway station used now for accommodation. Bought lunch here, was so fresh the fish and not small pieces either.
The old lighthouse, it was else where and has been moved. The wharf. The Nut from lookout. Another angle of town. From up at the area where the old communications building was or something similar. The Grange, Port Latta, coal I think. Rocky Cape National Park. Jetty in the back ground of the cliff face. Jetty.