It is a truly beautiful part of the world. Up in the "bush" where we live there are lots of great walks, long or short. The next 2 photos show what it is like once you get past the swing bridge at the Huntsman Hideaway (a 2 storey wooden building for serious walkers to overnight in before hitting the long walks!)
|Typical bush scenery, complete with Man Fern.|
In the Motherland they are called Tree Ferns.The Tree Ferns in
England originally came from Tasmania as ballast in the sailing ships.
|Jacque at Split Rock.|
|The Meander River at the Huntsman in the mountains|
We are very lucky that we live only a 2 minutes drive away, or half an hour's walk if we are feeling more energetic!
|Huntsman Lake picnic & BBQ area|
|The river at Meander, another venue at the fly fishing championships|
The river gradually widens as it flows down to Meander, our home village & broadens out even further by the time it reaches Deloraine.
|The Meander River flowing throught Deloraine|
This is how the river looks by the time it gets down to Deloraine. There are footbridges at either end of town, so there is a lovely 'round robin' walk following the river bank. We have often seen platypuses (the real plural is 'platypodus!) and other wildlife.
There is much more to Deloraine than the river. It is a lively, up-beat town of some 2500 people, many of whom are into arts and crafts. It has many active community groups, not just in the area of the arts (although there are lots of those) but from Tai Chi to Mahjong! It is a peaceful town, and its streets are wide and usually tree lined.
|A typical residential street|
The mountain of Quamby Bluff can be seen from all parts of Deloraine, and indeed the Meander Valley. As you leave either Launceston or Devonport travelling in our direction, you very soon see the mountain, and of course for us, where home is.
|Quamby Bluff from the Visitor Information Centre|
|Moonrise over Quamby Bluff|
|A volcanic ash assisted sunset from our bedroom window|