Sunday, 29 January 2012


Yeah, I know I said I was done with Tassie pics, but here's some more flower shots. 

(click to enlarge all)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Tasmania: Part XIV

Old signs! This one in Hobart CBD, near the waterfront.
Federal something  (click to enlarge)

 Bushells Tea...The Tea of Flavor. Also near the Waterfront in Hobart.

 Battery Point Bakery Grocery Store.
I think there's another old sign underneath too

Near Hobart CBD: McLean Bros Pianos & Radio,
Terms from 5/. weekly, 180 Eliz St.

 Richmond - Phillips something

A closer look

And that's it for my Tasmania pics. Normal programming to resume now.

Tasmania: Part XIII

 Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Tasmania: Part XII (nearly done!)

On the way back to Hobart (click to enlarge)

The beautiful lily pond at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical
Gardens in Hobart

Tasmania: Part XI

 Cruising Macquarie Harbour at Strahan (click to enlarge)

Ruins of Tasmania's first convict penal settlement at Sarah Island

Mossy tree with bracket fungus in the
forest near Strahan

Tasmania: Part X

Looking across Macquarie Harbour at Strahan (click to enlarge)

Macquarie Harbour at Strahan

Rain approaching as we walked back to our cabin after dinner

Boats at Strahan

Tasmania: Part IX

The interior of our carriage on the West Coast Wilderness Railway.
The steam train runs on a rack and pin track, which was a feat of engineering
 and human  endurance when it was built through rugged mountain terrain
in the late 1800s to transport tin, silver and other metals from
Queenstown to the port at Strahan (click to enlarge).

Terrain like this...the King River Valley

The King River, which is slowly recovering from the devastating
effects of decades of polluting mining practices used
in the region. Not long ago it was considered a 'dead' river.

The locomotive

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Tasmania: Part VIII

 Queenstown is known for its bare hills, the result of logging to feed
mine furnaces  and acid rain in years gone by (click to enlarge)

But it was the high number of dilapidated houses and buildings
 that we couldn't get over. It was kind of depressing, to be honest

Even the beer depot looks ready to fall down!

Tasmania: Part VII

On the road from Cradle Mountain to Montezuma Falls (click to enlarge)

The path to Montezuma Falls, near Rosebery, which 
follows an old tram route from the area's mining
days - you can still see the sleepers

Montezuma Falls, named after a company that mined the area, is 
Tasmania's highest waterfall - or one of its highest, 
depending which website you check

Luke, providing scale

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Tasmania: Part VI

Both peaks were shrouded in cloud when we got to Cradle Mountain



Mossy tree trunk

 Old boat shed


Tasmania: Part V

Looking towards Cape Forestier from Cape Tourville,
Freycinet National Park (click to enlarge)

Sleepy Bay

Wineglass Bay

The path back from Wineglass Bay
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