Monday, 2 August 2021

Continuing Ragged Jack

Continuing Ragged Jack Road drive.  The first photo we took the top or right road kept going along thinking we would come onto a highway, but, alas - the bridge was down and it appeared that it had been for sometimes, should have been a sign to say 'no through road', oh well we did enjoy the drive in the bush and plantation.  4th photo is a scene of a tree plantation then some kind of plant that blends into the colours of the grasses and then we came into Upper Blessington a farming area then home.

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Ragged Jack Rd.

Will leave the Tamar River for the time being, and return to it next week.

A couple of weekends ago on a Saturday my husband and I set of for a drive, so I packed some lunch and we headed off out past the Launceston Airport, through Evandale, Nile, Deddington, Upper Blessington, then home - see map below.

Deddington is a small town with no shops and just a few houses.  Years ago there was a lovely old Hotel/Pub that accidentally burnt down never to be rebuilt.. When much younger though having my degree we along some other Dr.'s and nurses and various other staff at the hospital headed to Deddington many Sunday afternoons where the men would play billiards and we women would watch by the big open fire. Much laughing was done away from work where no one knew any of us.

The first photo is of the Nile River, then next to that is a gateway so we parked there to eat our lunch then headed off till be came to a gravel road which we detoured on.  We went along this forest road where plantations of trees were so we figured it was a logging track.  There were pot holes rather deep but husband kept going, roads off roads and so on.  We saw mountains and discovered one of them was Ragged Jack so therefore we were on Ragged Jack Road.  It went for miles/klms. 
The photos show the road as being a bit wide but that wasn't the case as we travelled along.


Ragged Jack Road, Upper Blessington map.

Monday, 26 July 2021

North of Hillwood

A little regarding the Tamar River here in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
The Tamar River is a 70 kilometer estuary located in northern area of the Island Tasmania.  Despite being called a river, the waterway is a brackish and tidal estuary over it's entire length.
Some photos taken near Hillwood and north of with my Canon DSLR camera. 
The first photo is the bridge which we drove over on the other side, the Western side. 
Last photo you can see the Batman Bridge which we drove over after going to George Town on the Eastern side.