Tuesday 16th July Tasman Peninsula

A lot has happened since last post, our Cradle Mountain stay was cancelled due to snow closing everything down. We have moved over to White beach, just such a lovely spot. This is on the Tasman Peninsula, did some exploring today around the bays.

 A lovely walk around this point at the end of the White Beach road.  Looking across Wedge Bay towards Roaring Beach, you can see a part of the salmon ponds.

 Wedge Island, apparently there is a wedge-tail eagle that makes this his home.
 Looking back towards the White Beach settlement within Wedge Bay.  Little Pied Cormorant  Love to go tiki-touring up all the roads, this was worth it.  Up the top of this road, houses are all perched up these hills, this is very high and what a view.Wedge Bay  Fishing Cribs, or huts along these bays, reminds me of NZ.  Out at Roaring Beach climbed the sand dunes and here’s a toilet. Amazing.  wondered what I was looking at when coming around the corner,a pile of odd shoes. Salmon farming.

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Day 66

Thursday 16th

Slept real well, was pretty chilly last night and still is this morning, I know it’s not going to last. We filled up with fuel in Tambo, love to give a wee bit back to the towns that allow freedom camping, we do respect it. Got to Augethella and had a bite to eat at the cafe in pub. Huge wide streets. Looked around town, some lovely paintings of art on the shops.The drive to Charllieville is beautiful, purple and yellow flowers growing wild along the side of road in places. We have booked into a Bush Camp on private property 2 km east of town.

DSCF3611  Dusty roads.DSCF3620  Shadow in boots.DSCF3625  Street in Tambo, so clean and tidy, flower gardens inspite of drought.DSCF3634 DSCF3637  Traveling with road trains, DSCF3647 DSCF3660  This is the cleanest out back toilet I have ever seen and had nice smelly toilet scents there as well, read down at some of the comments, just a few of very many positive remarks. Between Tambo and Augethella.DSCF3656 DSCF3657 DSCF3663 DSCF3667 DSCF3677 DSCF3684  MeatantDSCF3688  Love this sign, DSCF3714 A street in Charlieville, lovely and wide, flowers are beautiful, Reminds me of Warrick in a small way.

Day 63

Monday 13th

Storms, thunder and lightning during the night and black skies this morning, awesome. Was a very hot day when all cleared 41 deg, and humid. I got ticks yesterday and another 4 today, only little ones but fly spray does the job.We are staying another 2 days, just so nice here. Went over to the hot pool and all the others were there, Jo the owner and caretaker and another couple who were camping, we just sat and chattered, so nice.

IMG_6615 IMG_6617  His and Her lou, or a double lou, the black board above is in the toilet above like this, so good, the IGA girls having some fun. The timber was milled from the farm, all treated beautifully.IMG_6584  Our backyard for the moment.IMG_6546Cockatiel  Lovely to see Cockatiels flying free.DSCF3569  Looking down towards the other camper. DSCF3570  The black sky this morningIMG_6646  Nice lighting as the sun was going downIMG_6524BlackFrontedDotterel  Black-fronted DotterelIMG_6503RedWingedParrot Red winged parrot