This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2000 Travels January 24

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MONDAY 24 JANUARY     HOBART

We slept in until about 9.30, after the tiring day yesterday. R slept even later. We were rather slow to get ready for our day out.

We drove up Mt Wellington. R did not like the winding road and steep drops to the sides. I had opted to travel in the back seat while R is visiting, because in the Defender the back seat is high up so it is not all that easy to see well out of the side windows. One can see much more from the front. Being in the back seat on the winding road was not something I enjoyed either!

Up the top, R walked around the circle road at the top, seeming very interested in the remnants of snow and ice in sheltered spots. John and I admired the views over Hobart, again.

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Southern Hobart from Mt Wellington

We then drove back down the mountain, and south, down the so picturesque Huon Valley, to Geeveston

At the Forest Centre at Geeveston, John stayed in Truck. R did not want to pay money to go into the wood display and museum sections, so just looked around the shop. She bought a Huon pine bread knife to go with the board she’d bought at the Salamanca Markets.

We then drove up the Arve Road, behind Geeveston, into the forest and wilderness country, to the upper reaches of the Huon River.

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The upper Huon River

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Arve Forest Lookout and swamp gum

At the Tahune Reserve, we did the Huon Pine Walk. We all enjoyed the forest lookouts and the walk.

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A Huon Pine growing by the river

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Leatherwood flowers – the source of the best honey!

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The Tahune wilderness forest, from lookout

We followed the Arve Loop Road back to Geeveston and then headed back for Hobart. Apparently, there was a jam factory and shop at Grove that R wanted to visit, but she only told us this when we were past it on the way back, and it was too late because the place was shut by then.

Tea was chicken dijonnaise, potato, zucchini, then strawberries. I thought it was a nice meal.

We drove 240kms today.

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