Sunday, May 22, 2011
On our second excursion to the Hartz Mountains National Park, today we walked with friends to Lake Esperance and Ladies Tarn. From the visitor registration hut, it's less than a two hour return walk including a short morning tea and photo stop. Around half of that section of the track is boardwalk, so it's not difficult walking. The alpine vegetation and the views of the surrounding mountains are beautiful. Next step: all the way up Hartz Peak on a clear day.
|Mount Snowy in the background|
Friday, May 20, 2011
David spotted a beautiful brown and white wedge-tailed eagle swoop past our house this morning. It sent the plovers into a squawking frenzy. It landed on a nearby branch so he was able to get a few pictures. At least this time it wasn't threatening to take the neighbour's goat. One day we saw three wedge-tailed eagles soaring above our road as we drove up the hill. We thought at least one of them must have been young, as normally they are alone.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
As the weather turns chilly, some cafes here thoughtfully provide blankets for patrons to drape over their knees. This cute collection is available for use at the Aqua Grill seafood cafe in Franklin. I haven't needed to use one yet, but it looks very cosy.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The first frost for the year has melted to reveal a gorgeous sunny day - exactly the same as this day last year, when we first arrived at our new home here in Tasmania. We have met so many kind, generous, welcoming, weird and wonderful people who have helped us settle in and make this our home so quickly. A year later and we have started eating a few things from our own garden, lost a cat, gained a dog and four chooks and had a great time exploring just a fraction of what is on offer here. Our old home in Sydney has just sold, nice and quickly, which feels great. Every day I feel happy we decided to move here. And I still never tire of that view.