Monday 29 March 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
Wednesday 24 March 2021
Monday 22 March 2021
We headed to a rural town called Sheffield which is nestled under Mt. Roland with farmland around.
Shefflied is known as the Town of Murals which was inspired by the story of Chemainus a small Canadian town.
The first town mural was painted in Sheffield in December 1986. Since then over 60 murals depicting the area's rich history and beautiful natural scenery are painted on walls scattered throughout the town and buildings along the roadside. The murals attract an estimated 200,000 people to the town annually but of course not last year or this year.
The International Mural Fest art competition has been held annually since 2003 and returns in April each year. A poem is selected which the artists use as their inspiration. After each competition the 9 finalist murals remain on display at Mural Park for approximately 12 months until the next competition.
The photos are just a few.
The dots on the map is where we went on this past holiday.
Friday 19 March 2021
The grounds of Bells Parade and picnic area plus views of the river. The old house was the caretakers cottage back in the day. A large platypus is their to view as well.
Came across a tree there with these pretty berries.
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Latrobe is situated on the Mersey River some 9km south of Devonport. Latrobe was the first convenient point where the Mersey River could be forded. Ferries came up the river to the site, now known as Bells Parade, where the town's docks were once located. Today this historic dockland has been turned into a pleasant picnic ground with lovely trees and maybe you just might find a Platypus or two.
After taking the photos and returning to the caravan park in Devonport I noticed I had my camera on the wrong setting, thus the darker photos. Fortunately I did take a few with my phone. which is the second photo.
Workmen returning from the other side - vehicles are not permitted to go over the bridge but of course the workmen are.
Was amused at the sign below but it's walk track and a seat above donated by a person who often took their dog for a walk in the Reserve.