Friday 26 April 2024

To Mt Barrow

It's a long time since I have shown photos of Mt. Barrow not far from where we live.  It's about a 40 minute drive and 1413 meters above sea level.  Snow falls once in awhile in Winter but is usually gone the next day. TV towers are up there plus various other towers. 
Late last year we headed to the mountain for just a drive, we were late going up and thought someone might lock the gate as it was getting towards 5pm at that time of ascending the small mountain. 
Sunset was approaching on the way down so we kept our fingers crossed we could descend without being locked up the mountain.  All was good.
There are quite a few photos so it might take two more posts to show you the scenery up there and on the way down.
If you click on the Location text at the end of this post it will take you to the map of Mt. Barrow.

Monday 22 April 2024

Black and White

 Black and white photos done in a HDR software program of which I've forgotten the name of, don't have it on my laptop must find it.  So these photos were done a little while back.
The photos were taken in various places within Australia.

Accommodation, The Fox Hunters Return Hotel Campbell Town, Tasmania.

Australian War Memorial in Canberra, ACT.  Australia. It's ANZAC Day here on April 25, 2024.  

St. John Anglican Church, Launceston, Tasmania.

The Hobart Town Hall and a Street in Hobart, Tasmania.

Bischoff Hotel at Waratah, North Western Tasmania. 
It often snows here in winter.

Wednesday 17 April 2024

The Fagus Tree

 Tasmania's only deciduous tree is a Deciduous Beech (Fagus) found in Mt. Field, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, you might mistake this endemic tree as a bush.  It's not very tall, only two meters or less.  Just happened to be there at the right time of year a few years back.

Years ago, and I mean years ago we along with a couple of friends used to stay in cabins in the snow up on the mountain near Mt. Field. What fun we had!  From a post in 2013, it was long before that year when we went, just visit that link to see the cabin, us, cars and snow.

Friday 12 April 2024


Stanley is on the North West Coast of Tasmania Australia and we've visited and stayed there many times over the years.  There are convict Barracks at Highfield up on the hill overlooking the sea and The Nut.  Excellent view for the convicts.
The map as to where Stanley is just after the post.

The Barricks were built in 1834 and occupied from 1836.  About forty convicts were assigned to Circular Head establishment in 1932 and by 1833 there were seventy-three.  The old convict barracks at Stanley were used by the Van Diemens Land Co as quarters for the employed men in the early days.  Unfortunately they are just in total ruin now.

A few photos of what is left and strangers are not permitted into the paddock to take photos, so these are taken  from the side of the road.

Monday 8 April 2024

At St. Helens, Tasmania

 St. Helens is the largest town on the north east coast of Tasmania, Australia, on Georges Bay.  The town is known for game fishing, renowned for it's oysters.  It's about 160 km east of Launceston where I live.  The road is rather windy to get there.

These photos were taken one time we stayed there in the caravan.

Wednesday 3 April 2024


The other day eldest son purchased a new Jeep from Hobart so my husband drove him down to the dealership in Hobart to collect the new vehicle, then back home.  I personally love the colour, in my opinion it looks very nice...may he have many good trips in it.