Monday, 23 May 2016

Tasmania - Days 9 - 10

Day 9

This morning was cloudy but dry as we set off for small mining town of Beaconsfield.  
Beaconsfield made headlines a few years ago after a mining accident left miners trapped underground  for almost 2 weeks before they were able to be rescued. 

Memories from the past

We followed a historic walk around the town looking at the old buildings and what they are now used for - quite interesting to see many don't look very changed from 100 years ago.

Back in the car and onwards we go .....

Batman Bridge over the Tamar River

Batman Bridge

..... reaching the seaside town of Bridport for lunch.  A quiet little town that apparently comes alive in the summer and is no longer a 'little' town!

Bridport

After travelling through the countryside we reached the very small town of Ledgerwood and its unique tree carvings.

Ledgerwood

ANZAC poppies

The trees are carved in memory of the young men who were lost in World War I.
Each of the trees had two or three of these knitted poppies attached to them and I assume they may have been put there on ANZAC Day last month, as they were not very old.

Our destination tonight was St Helens which seems to have a small fishing fleet.

Day 10

This morning we continued down the coast stopping at Bicheno for lunch.  Afterwards we followed the signs to The Blowhole and quite a pretty coastline.

 Bicheno

A little further along the road we came across the Spikey Bridge, built long ago by convict labor.  There is speculation about the spikes but no one seems quite sure why it was built this way.

Spikey Bridge

Spikey Bridge

After enjoying more countryside, we came to the outskirts of Hobart and made our way to the airport.  We were a little early to check in, but had wanted to return our hire car before dark.  Before we knew it, we were winging our way back home to our family.

I hope you have enjoyed some of the sights of Tasmania.

Happy Travelling!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos. The knitted poppies were very timely. The Chelsea Flower show is due to open here and they have a display of knitted poppies covering the lawns in front of the Chelsea pensioners hospital
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3603542/Knitted-field-poppies-Chelsea-Flower-turns-Royal-Hospital-gardens-carpet-colour.html

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