Day 53

Thursday 23rd April

We had a day to rest so decided to go up to the falls, these falls are in the township of Strahan and not far at all, we just took our time and then enjoyed the rest of the day chilling out at the cabin, weather was overcast and cooling down. Nice day though.

IMG_4576 IMG_4583  Beautiful bush tracks.IMG_4596  Bush stream, very brown from all the tannin.IMG_4613  FungiIMG_4626  StreamIMG_4631  Hogarth Falls.IMG_4633  Rocks and MossIMG_4639 IMG_4652  Reflection in stream.IMG_4673Punga(TreeFern)  Punga or Fern tree.IMG_4692  Reflection of the retreat.IMG_4695

Day 51

Tuesday 21st April

Well its been a couple of days getting things sorted to head off to West Coast, staying at Dons Son’s place. On our way over to the west coast via Lake St Clair on the Lyell Highway. Spent a bit of time there. Then on over to Strahan, via Queenstown.

IMG_4043 Pumphouse point, has the old Pumphouse made into Accommodation on Lake St Clair. It is Tasmania’s newest wilderness retreat.IMG_4064  Taken from the road in.IMG_4050  They have beautiful bush tracks to wander through.IMG_4049  This is one of the bays off the lake, it truely is a peaceful place.IMG_4071  Heading to the right.IMG_4078  Some of the lovely hills on the trip.IMG_4091  Had to take this, it is from the car as you can see, this is the first glimpse we got of Queenstown, totally a mess from the mining in the early days. We were told many stories, but all I know is I couldn’t believe my eyes.IMG_4100 Looking down onto the town amongst the ruins of the mining.