Friday, 20 March 2015

A wet Autumn Day in North Western Tasmania.

We went to Devonport yesterday and it rained all the way and most of the way home., it's welcome, the rain.

Had lunch at an Eatery across from the Mersey River, a great meal and even sweets, oh I'm naughty....but I won't go into that.

My dads Plaque was being put in place when we arrived at the cemetery at long last. First the death date was incorrect, then a word was spelt incorrectly but all fixed now. His is a leaf of a page that is now placed beside my mums.  So that is final and over and done with.  The plaques are made in Melbourne.

Not far from Devonport we stopped for a rest as I saw a Horse Chestnut tree was changing it's colour.  It was raining so I didn't get out of the vehicle.
Here in Tasmania there is not a lot autumn colour in our trees.


Opposite to where we had lunch - The Spirit of Tasmania is docked and will turn around in the river to sail to Melbourne in the evening.


Just up the road is Neptune where the Mersey River meets Bass Strait.


The Horse Chestmut at a rest stop not far from Devonport.

20 comments:

  1. I still find it strange even after following blogs for nearly four years to see your hemisphere heading off into autumn as we head into spring.

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    1. It is strange Rosemary. For me it comes automatically now the difference..
      Regards,
      Margaret

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  2. Oh M I am so happy the plaque is done. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place even in the rain. Take care my friend. HUGS xo G

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    1. Thank you. Lots of mucking up with the plaque also due to Christmas and summer holidays. It's so good to have it all completed..

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  3. I am glad your Dad's plaque is finished and correct now. Your pictures are so pretty. I love the tree. We are headed into spring but Autumn is my fav time of year!

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    1. I'm glad it's all done, I thought at one stage, would it ever be right :) I like autumn but I don't like it getting colder..

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  4. I love ypur palm trees absolutely fantastic. What a pity we don't have anty palms in Poland

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    1. That is a nice Palm by the sea...we have a few of those about this island.

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  5. Lovely pictures. The rain makes colors so vibrant. Seems so strange to see you say autumn, when we are so anticipating spring after a long winter.

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    1. Thanks. A different view in the rain. I am now used to the Northern Hemisphere being opposite to us..

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  6. Ungodly hour - 3.00 am! Serves me right for going to bed so early!
    You please keep your rain down there - BNE has had ample amounts this
    summer and early Autumn - there is so much moisture in the ground, that
    when sunny - the humidity sky rockets!
    I find it so funny that the line around planet Earth called the Equator can cause
    so much confusion with those in the Northern Hemisphere. I have yet to meet an
    Aussie who doesn't know that Autumn here is Spring in the northern Hemisphere,
    like Winter here - summer there!
    I think it is because we are such well known travellers????

    Now to try to get back to sleep - eerily quiet - you can darn near hear the ants marching around
    down on the lawns - ha ha!
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Good grief you were up very early....yes, it may have something to do with us being travellers as in knowing the opposites of seasons.

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  7. Such a gorgeous place ! Thanks for sharing you lovely photos !

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    1. Thank you Ella it's pleasing to know you enjoyed..

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  8. Your trip was pretty, even in the rain. And I'm glad you got some dessert with your lunch. You know -- "life is uncertain. Eat dessert first!"

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    1. Ha! That is great if one could eat desserts first..I had an Uncle who did that.

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  9. Even with the rain it's still so beautiful.

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  10. I'm sure that you could do with the rain, and although I'm sorry that you experienced it on your day out, I'm rather pleased as it really means that spring is here for us!

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  11. Yes we need rain Craig. Was a lovely sunny day today but showers expected this coming week...

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