Monday, 21 December 2020
Saturday, 19 December 2020
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Old digital photos. I really can't recall my first digital camera certainly had one in 1998 as the photos below were taken with it. I somehow remember having an earlier camera with the resolution so small and nothing good to store the photos on only floppy discs - remember those?
Both of the Brisbane Street Mall - looking south, looking north
Monday, 14 December 2020
Campbell Town is about 70km south of Launceston Tasmania. It's a nice place to stop and have a rest when driving to Hobart. Campbell Town offers coffee shops, grocery store a park, a pub and nick knacks along with a few other things. Population is about 750 to 800 people and is a friendly rural town with farming being the main business in the area. My 2nd great grandfather coming as a free settler in 1854 from Kilkenny, Ireland with his wife and a few children to live in a place behind Campbell Town called Isis River which is in fact just a river and a farm or two. 2nd great grandfather grew potatoes in this area and extended his family, but not satisfied with his crops he moved to Tunnack, Tasmania further south east where he remained until his death in 1880.
Saturday, 12 December 2020
Oh well I forgot to do a post for Friday so Saturday it is. Thought I would share some ocean/sea photos of The Friendly Beaches on the East Coast of Tasmania.
I love this beach, the sand is silky and white it goes through the toes so easily. The sea itself is a beautiful colour in reality and it's a long beach in a National Park area to get to it. So a park pass is essential. The beach is never ever crowded.
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Thought I show you a couple of mountains. The first being Mt. Roland which is 1,234 meters high 4048ft so it's not a high one. Mt. Roland can be seen from afar along the north west coast of Tasmania, the mountain is inland. A Doctor from Adelaide in South Australia killed his wife up there some years ago.
Monday, 7 December 2020
That's 'him' waiting patiently for me whilst I walk over the old bridge to take photos. Certainly no place for caravan parking.
Oldest stone span bridge in Australia built by convicts the foundation stone was laid in 1823, bridge finished 1825. I've shown pictures of the bridge before but never shown these from 2015.
Friday, 4 December 2020
Saw this poem the other day it's appropriate for anyone who drives a car with a passenger. I hope you enjoy reading it till the end :)
By Pam Ayres,
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Monday, 30 November 2020
Called into the Anglican church named St. Mary's Church at Hagley on the way home on Thursday. The lane to the church is very narrow as you can see in the last photo. The church's beginnings was in 1856 and opened in 1862.
Friday, 27 November 2020
The Lighthouse near the mouth of the Mersey River in Devonport, Tasmania helps guide The Spirit of Tasmania and a few freight ships into the river to berth. The lighthouse is built on a stone base and is made of bricks, was built in 1889.
Yesterday we drove north west up to Devonport just 100km from home, my parents are buried in the lawn cemetery there and we visited putting flowers on their graves.
The area the photos were taken yesterday is known as 'The Hat'.
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Tragic news from Broome in Western Australia (WA) where a shark attacked and killed a man off Cable Beach where the man was body surfing. His body was recovered. This happened a few days ago. The last time a shark killed a man was back in 1993. The beach has been closed for the time being.
My photos of Cable Beach when we were there 5 years ago. It's a small town with this beautiful beach where people come to watch the sunsets, have picnics on the sand mainly for their evening meal. The town is isolated as there are no large towns or cities near it.
I have included a map. Broome is about 6,000km from home here in Launceston, Tasmania. There of course is a shorter route by vehicle but for a part of it is just a track.