Monday 29 March 2021

Along the Mid North West Coast, Tasmania

Scenery between Penguin and Ulverstone.  Those Island are called the Three Sisters and have plenty of bird life. 
The last photo before the map is part of the Ulverstone Beach.
Whilst staying in Devonport we had to have our vehicle serviced as it was due, so the company let us hire a car for the duration of the service - the car below which cost us $25.00. 

We are off again for Easter leaving Tuesday for a few weeks, it depends on the weather.
Take care and be safe.

Have a lovely Easter.

Friday 26 March 2021

Penguin, Tasmania

This Sunday my husband and myself are having the Covid-19 Vaccine. Our Dr. sent us a text message to book which I did, only have to wait 4 days.
Penguin in Tasmania is another place we drove to not long after Valentines Day.  It's a small town where many people from mainland Australia have settled and are settling to live.  The foreshore is being redone with a new footpath, rocks put in place on the wall at the beach, a height of activity the morning we visited.

Penguin painting everywhere in the main street nearly and there is a penguin colony not too far away, they are Fairy Penguins.

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Mt. Roland, Tasmania

For a day drive we continued past Sheffield where all the Murals are onto Gowrie Park passing Mt. Roland which is mere 1234 meters high. 4048ft. We travelled 3/4 of the way around the mountain up to a lookout, and wouldn't you know it, trees in the way of the view.  I'm not condemning trees at all, but why did we travel around a windy road for several km to find the view when you can't really see it, guess we went to see what was there :). 
Gowrie Park has a caravan park a creek and a handful of people.  A peaceful place.

This building is at the side of ONeills Creek which is a lovely reserve and also a place to park the caravan if one wants to 'free park' for the night,.

Mt. Roland from the lookout, the other side.
The map shows the creek at Gowrie Park.

Monday 22 March 2021

Murals in Sheffield, Tasmania

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

More of Bells Parade, Latrobe

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

Bells Parade, Latrobe

Bells Parade is situated at the Latrobe Inlet of the Mersey River.

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.