Monday, 20 May 2019

At Huonville Caravan Park.

We heard about the 'train' at Margate so a detour was in order to visit this train that was advertised well.  Such a disappointment, only a few of the carriages were open for business, some were empty so certainly wasn't worth the detour to visit.
A good idea though, old carriages with business's inside..

Arrived at Huonville before lunch as we didn't have that far to travel. Went to the caravan park in Huonville which was just ever so beautiful.  Never have we seen such green, green grass.
The owners made us welcome, had a joke or two then set off to our caravan site.

Photos are of the caravan park and Mountain River that flows through the park.





Son setting up this caravan, ours to the right.
Each night we had a fire, and we often ate in the dark by the fire, depends on what we were having.








There is a Zoo not far from the park.  At the park there is a mini farm along with some Tasmanian Devils in an approved enclosure and all are fed at 4pm daily.

26 comments:

  1. Interesante tren , de los que ahora es muy difícil ver. La modernidad se ha impuesto con los trenes de alta velocidad.

    Besos

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    1. Very different train these days to past years. We don't have fast trains here in Tasmania, just about everyone has a car and it's not a problem driving them or the distance isn't too great.

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  2. Too bad the train visit didn't work out as well as you had hoped, but the day finished well in any event.

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  3. What a beautiful area. Eating by the fire has a magic all of its own.

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  4. Very picturesque.
    The carriages look impressive - where did this train travel to and from, obviously in days of yore.
    Colin

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    1. Have no idea where the train came from or travelled to Colin. Probably a plaque there and didn't read it.

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  5. The train sounds like a good idea so sucks it wasn't all that cracked up

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    1. It does Jo-Anne, a disappointment but at least we now know.

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  6. A caravan park with a a river running through is so nice, but unfortunately means the park can flood. Everything now looks so green.

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    1. True about the flooding as the amenities are built up but there is a ramp for the disabled.

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  7. It would be lovely if the train and its carriages were restored back to their former working glory. There is something quite romantic about taking a ride on an old train.

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    1. We have trains restored to their working order in two places in Tasmania that I know of. The North West Coast and North Coast..but not the ones in the photo.

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  8. A pretty spot to camp. Bad luck about the train.

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    1. Loved it there, different. Will return at some stage. Talk of us going at Christmas time.

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  9. What a great idea for the train carriages!
    I do love an open fire.

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  10. Brilliant idea rail carriages, put to good use.

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  11. Muy bellas imagenes, amiga... Me encanta su color

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  12. A shame that the train visit was disappointing, but I enjoyed seeing all of your photographs. It does look a nice area.

    That fire photograph is amazing :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Oh well unless we go to find out we then don't really know about the train.
      Thanks re fire photo.

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  13. exquisite images Margaret :)))

    i find train journeys so fascinating

    zoo near farm is absolutely beautiful!

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