Thursday, 26 April 2018

Little Blue Lake, Tasmania

A little bit about Tasmania, the Island I live on and in..

Tasmania abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie is an island state of Australia.  It's located 240 km (150 mile) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait.
The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands.  The state population is approximately 519,166, just over 40% of people live in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the State Capital and largest city, Hobart.

Tasmania's area is 68,401 km (26,410 sq miles), of which is the main island covers.  64,519 km (24,911 sq miles) promoted as a natural state, protected areas of Tasmania covers about 42% of the land area of the state, which includes National Parks and World Heritage Sites.
Wikipedia..



The photo below is of the Little Blue Lake which is located in the north eastern area near Gladstone, Tasmania.  Photo taken by youngest son as we have never been there, a place to visit in the future. We have been to Gladstone some years ago.
Son left home here at 8.30am and arrived back home at 2.35pm, so it took a fair while to travel in and around that area and back home.
The lake is called Blue Lake due to the minerals it has in it.


36 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful lake.
    I am assuming the temperatures are very mild even in the winter.
    It must be a very nice region to live on and in.
    : )

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    1. Tasmania's climate is temperate..to me it's coolish in winter at 14 to 15 deg C during the day occasionally down to 9 deg C and lowest would be about -3 or -4 in the night where I live...

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  2. Thanks for this encapsulation of Tasmanian geography. I think that the tourist board should send you your cheque!

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    1. Well sometimes they do take my photos without asking :) In NSW the government body associated with tourism did ask..

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  3. Sus aguas azul turquesa, son una maravilla.

    Besos

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  4. Yet another very pretty area of a truly lovely island.

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    1. Seems to be pretty there, son was impressed with the little lake.

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    1. Nice colour, came from his phone straight to my blog without altering anything.

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  6. The lake looks wonderful. I wonder if it is the same mineral that makes Mount Gambia's lake blue.

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    1. We wondered that and it's possible...there is a small pink lake that I've seen somewhere in our travels and wondered what chemicals made it pink.

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    2. As Andrew has written, it certainly looks like that Blue Lake at Mt. Gambier, SA.
      It really is something to behold.........beautiful photograph.
      Colin

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  7. Many thanks for the info on Tasmania.
    Just love that blue lake, that is a lovely photograph.

    All the best Jan

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  8. This was very interesting and your son's photo is spectacular!

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  9. That's an interesting area...beautiful. I wonder how strong that ladder is!!

    Until now, I'd not known there was a "Gladstone" in Tassie, too.

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    1. In the photo the ladder looks strong, but one would never know unless used, or try to use.
      Well there you are - another name the same :)

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  10. So it's a smaller version of our Blue Lake at Mount Gambier? it's very pretty. is Australia the world's largest island? (You'd think I'd know one way or the other)

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    1. Here's the answer:
      "Australia is considerably larger than Greenland. If separation is key, then Antarctica should also be considered an island (making Australia second largest). ... Australians themselves are divided, and often claim that Australia is both the world's largest island and the world's smallest continent."

      I personally think we are the largest island per se and the smallest continent.

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    2. It's a matter of opinion Colin.....agree with you.

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  11. Interesting to read about Tasmania. Beautiful place to visit:)

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    1. The people that come here usually return for longer the next time, some people even come here to live..

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  12. Errol Flynn and the Tasmanian Devil--- a couple of Warner Brothers stars from the good old days. One was old at 43, the other never gets old. Excellent post-- I wish I could see it in person.

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    1. So true regarding Errol and the Tasmania Devil..
      Thanks re post.

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  13. Hello Margaret,
    What a great place to be. Amazing these colors of the blue water.
    Nice shot.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  14. I was wondering why it was called Blue Lake. Go figger.

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    1. Lakes like the one in the photo are often more bluer at different times of the year - it's because of certain chemicals at different times..

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    1. It does indeed, was a nice day also and that makes a difference.

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  16. Beautiful scenery in the last picture, Tas is wonderful.

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  17. Seriously beautiful! Would love to visit there some day! Haven't been Down Under in 25 years! It is time to visit again!

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  18. blue is my so favorite dear Margaret so i find this lake MAGICAL :)

    thank you for sharing about your home island which sounds really beautiful with interesting surroundings

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