Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Our road is being graded today. It is a council maintained road, so generally in reasonable condition, but it had developed a lot of holes, ridges and corrugations... and that was before the week of rain last month washed more of the surface away. A parade of tonka trucks is moving up and down the road this morning, first two dumpsters tipping dirt onto the surface, then a truck with a grader at the front and a roller at the back, then a tank spraying water, then repeat... who knew road surface improvements could be so entertaining. Just one of the joys of dirt roads... the others being able to pretend you are a rally driver and actually making use of a 4WD. Oh, and a permanently dirty car.
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.