Saturday 22nd June, East Side of Tamar

Decided to go for a drive up the East side of the Tamar, taking all the roads off the main road to explore, really beautiful area.

 Looking over towards Rosevears Accommodation where we were two days ago.  This is in Windermere, St Matthias Anglican Church, very old graves.  Looking up river from the church jetty across from Rosevear’s.  Hillwood Park for Lunch.  This is from the farmlands without being zoomed in. Batman Bridge from a distance coming through farm lands.


Friday 21st June

I decided to make some Lemon Spread from the tree that’s loaded of sweet lemons. After lunch decided to do a walk around the Launceston Marina, its so beautiful, lighting was not great but it didn’t matter.

 Marina from Bunnings side of town.  Walk bridge over the Tamar  Looking over towards the Stillwater Restaurant and Cataract Gorge,  Stillwater on left utilizing Silo’s.  Another lot of Silo’s being used for accommodation, Peppers

West side of the Tamar.

Packed the Thermos and picnic bag and headed up to the very top of the Tamar, calling into all the little bays along the way, just beautiful. Its been awhile since we’ve been out since our start of the house sit as I came down with a virus so sat that out. Love walking the dogs and checking where everything is in our area, feeling like the local, love it.

 Jetty at Rosevears  Tamar at Rosevears  Looking from Jetty back to Rosevears Accommodation  Beauty Point,Looking over towards the Seahorse and Aquarium  Mining over the other side of the Tamar from Beauty Point,its Bauxite they are mining Aluminum  The bay at Beauty Point  The best Fish and Chips I’ve ever eaten. Beauty Point, hence the birds. But I loved the imitation news paper print on the wrapping ,just like the old days.  Cargo ship exporting the Bauxite  Clarence Point  Green Beach the very tip of the Tamar looking out to sea.I love the patterns in sand  Daffodils growing everywhere on sides of the road and in paddocks, reminds me of NZ as we have the same thing in places.  On the drive home the last magic hour for lighting

Legana Caravan Park

Heading off to fill in a gap of 4 nights before starting our first house sit in Invermay, we popped over and introduced ourselves as we had only spoken on phone, lovely people and lovely pets so lucky. Couple of images from the caravan park. Nice big areas for camping, bit run down but a worked for us.

 New Holland Honey Eater  Wattlebird  Bush Kitchen Views of Ben Lomond with a dusting of snow. Tamar river as well.

Thursday 23rd February

I heard the Penguins last night. 🙂 After breakfast we went out to the Low Head Light house, did all the sites along the way. Found Penguin tracks. Did the tourist stuff in George Town, very lovely area. Great day, got back pretty late.

 Low Head Light house  Lagoon Bay  Maritime Museum  In NZ I’d call this a Huhu Beetle but here in Australia I dont know its name.  Leads Lighthouse  Leads Lighthouse  More Carvings by Eddie Freeman, same person that did the ones at East Beach Tourist Park.  Tamar River, very windy in the exposed areas.   Water Tower, in between Low Head and George Town.

Day 56

Saturday 26th April

Weather not looking to good, but we did get a break so thought we’d go and see the Tamar Wetlands in Launceston. So close to the city it’s incredible. Get a good view of the hills that are built on.

IMG_4838  Looking down onto Sea PortIMG_4849  Tamar wetlands and looking over towards the built up area of LauncestonIMG_4851 IMG_4868  Information centre at the wetlands, also very good view out onto the wetlands.IMG_4877  Very hilly place Launceston, town seems to be down in the valley and houses all up around on the hills, very beautiful place.IMG_4884 IMG_4890 IMG_4896 IMG_4900 IMG_4929 IMG_4935 IMG_4926


Day 23


Monday 23rd

Went for a drive to Beaconsfield today, Sean had the day off so showed us around. Lovely drive up the west side of the Tamar River. Took  us to his work to pick up Katie.

Beconsfield  Entrance of the Winch houseDSCF4312  Looking at the side of the building.mine enterance  Mine shaft and lift to take the men under ground.DSCF4394 DSCF4404  Bad lighting but the water turns this wheel.DSCF4413  These white lines indicate the tunnels under ground, the deepest tunnel is 1.5 km down if I remember that correctly.DSCF4374  As the men have left the changing roomDSCF4375  Locker roomDSCF4376  Shower roomDSCF4433  Looking over the road to the Beaconsfield Mine worksDSCF4432  Miners cottageLooking over the Tamar River Lookout at the Tamar River, storm is brewing.Stillwater and gallery, Launceston  Stillwater and galleryFather & Son outside Seans work, Stillwater Father & Son outside Stillwater.Father & Son outside Seans work, Stillwater#2  Father & Son again.Cataract gorge ferry, love the bridge Cataract Gorge ferry run, love the Kings bridge.DSCF4458 DSCF4457 DSCF4468  Ferry returning. Waited in the cold to get this. 🙂Stillwater from front side. Stillwater from front entrance.