Monday, 4 June 2018

Through the county.

Same day as the last post we moved on through the country to St. Mary's where we turned off to go down the Elephant Pass to stay for the fist night at the Pondering Frog which will be next post.

Photos are along the way to St. Mary's, then through the Elephant Pass which is very windy road but not that long.


Below is the South Esk River, wider in some areas.




Men working on something 
Below the old St. Mary's railway station.




The Launceston sign on the left is how far we came to St. Mary's.
I recall travelling to St. Mary's several times years ago to sing solo in the church for a few weddings.


Part of the road of the Elephant Pass, and the sign back to Launceston after the Elephant Pass.
Just reading the sign regarding mileage to Hobart at 205 klm, yet from Launceston down the Midlands of Tasmania it's 200km.

We are now on the East Coast of Tasmania.


31 comments:

  1. Everywhere looks gorgeous. I can hardly wait to experience it. In just four months we will be there.

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  2. Buena ruta, con bellos paisajes. Me gusta viajar a través de tus imágenes.

    Besos

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    1. Thanks for that, I enjoy travelling with other peoples images too...

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  3. Quintessential Australian countryside. As a child travelling on those winding roads did my tummy in. Every time.
    You sang solo at weddings? More information please. Pretty please.

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    1. Can imagine not being well on most of our roads as they do twist a bit, nice scene around every corner...
      Yes, I always sang at Weddings and other functions once, also was a member of a Theatrical organisation here also - had the voice trained for years, (out of practice now) Coloratura soprano. Not the sort of voice for everyone :)

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    2. Forgot - I was accepted into the Conservatorium of Music at the Adelaide University to study with the late Dr. Percy Jones but decided on a solid profession instead! That was many years ago.

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  4. Fingal? Is there a cave there? And you have a place named after St. Helens as well. No volcanos though. Seriously, another enjoyable post!

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    1. Captain Tobias Furneaux named the area in 1773 St. Helens and including a bay near by...
      No cave in Fingal but i believe Fingal was named after Fingal Caves in Scotland...

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  5. It's always nice to virtually explore your beautiful country!
    Happy new week !

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  6. That Attenborough documentary on Tasmania on the magnificence of your state
    has gone worldwide. It was amazing. I certainly learnt a lot.
    I hope though that vehicles on the ferry to the mainland are fumigated!
    Those "Jack Jumper Ants" are insects I have no desire to run into!!!!!!!
    And what about the amazing information on your Tasmanian devils and their breeding, incubation etc etc of the young! WOW!
    Colin

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    1. Thoroughly enjoyed watching it.
      Only see 'jack jumpers in the bush/country and have encountered them many times in the past with no problems.
      To 'think' the Americans made Cartoons about Tazz, nothing like our Tasmanian Devil.

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  7. It is a lovely part of our country .
    Merle.........

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    1. Indeed it is Merle, always a good drive along and down..or across and down.

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  8. If I ever left Queensland to live (which is an unlikely occurrence), Tasmania would be the state to which I would relocated. It is a beautiful island stage, of that there is no doubt.

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    1. It is a lovely place to live, pace is slower and the people apparently are friendly, so many people move here it's amazing.

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    1. Thanks Bob, it is a great place to live, so many people from many parts of Australia come here to live, many come for a holiday..

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  10. splendid photos of beautiful place you visited my friend!

    either i read such signs fondly

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