Friday, 16 November 2012

Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania

The Entrance to the Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania was discovered in 1804 by a William Collins. The Gorge as it's known locally or the Basin is short walk from the city.
Many an hour I spent as a teenager here at the Basin, swimming and sunbaking.  Oh Yes, I was delivered to the Basin by my father in a Police Car and collected a few hours later in same :)
That's how it was being the only daughter (child) of a Policeman.


 View of The Alexandra Suspension Bridge first built in 1904.
The Basin, no one ever knew how deep it was until recently - 19 meters deep, 62ft. in 2011.


 A view for the path going towards the swimming pool.


The Basin & Swimming Pool which is unsupervised. There is a Cafe, a few barbecues.  The city of Launceston is behind the hill.

10 comments:

  1. Oh M how I would have enjoyed sitting in the sun surrounded by all this beauty with the Policeman's little daughter dreaming and swimming. Someday we will meet. HUGS G

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  2. What an absolutely lovely spot - I'm certain you have many wonderful memories surrounding it. Nice to hear that your father took such good care of you - escorting you there and back.

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    1. Lots of lovely memories as we all have I am sure about certain places.

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  3. Looks like a beautiful spot that bridge if I was to try crossing it I would get all weak in the legs........

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    1. Oh would you really get weak in the knees - the bridge doesn't swing and of course there is the chairlift for those that prefer not to walk, both ways are nice.

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  4. What a wonderful spot to spend as a teenager. I bet you had a great time.

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  5. It is a beautiful spot. I loved the walk along the river and over the bridge. Wow Thats deep.

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