Day 640 – 644 10/2 – 14/2 Rivers Edge/Southport/Mt Field

Well we finally made it south of Hobart after the bushfires. I take credit for the rain we have had as I washed both the car & the caravan. Should have done it earlier 🙂

Rivers Edge Camping Ground is on the Russell River in the Huon Valley. We didn’t do much just watched the river flow by & watched the stars by the campfire.DCIM100MEDIADJI_0376.JPG


Then further south to the most southern Pub in Australia.

Then went to Cockle Creek on the most Southern road in Australia.

We saw the most Southern Whale sculpture.IMG_3174

The most Southern cemetery.IMG_0465

The most Southern telephone box.IMG_0462

Woke up to snow on the mountains. The gas heater was a good investment.IMG_0480

Ida Bay Railway has unfortunatly closed down.IMG_0444

As always plenty of old churches around.

Hastings Caves was interesting. Discovered in 1916 & opened up to tourists in 1939.

There is also a thermal pool which is fed by a spring. No swimming as it was not warm enough.

We are heading to the West Coast so we thought we would go back to Mt Field National Park on the way as we missed it because of the fires. Glad we got back as the walk was well worth it. Huge trees, great waterfalls & tree ferns  look like their from Jurassic Park.

Drive up the mountain to Lake Dobson & Lake Fenton. At over 3000ft it was wet & chilly. The huts were still wrapped in foil to protect them from bushfires.

Quote of the Day

“Do cave paintings mean anything? Not really, but I, for one, am happy to have them.” Trevor Paglen


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