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Drron takes on the DPRT aka he's off to Tassie again.

drron

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Back to some more art.
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Some little bush hens with no adults around.One little fellow ran up the hill towards me but lost his footing and ended up upside down.
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Deloraine at the beginning of the last century.
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The paddlers heading back towards the weir.
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More blossom and redwoods.
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One woman I passed said she had seen a platypus.They are in the river but with the flow I thought it unlikely.I did see one platypus though.
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That was the end of my walk.I went to the Tourist centre and they confirmed the waterfall walks would be very dodgy.Too early for lunch so I decided just to go on a drive.Basically just about any road you go down has something enjoyable.So I took C170 from Deloraine to Weetah.Gorgeous countryside.
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Those are the Christmas Hills.Weetah was all of 5 houses.
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I the went back along the highway to the Van Diemans Land creamery.They are renovating their building at the moment but have a van outside serving ice cream.

But some bad news.The Ashgrove Cheese shop is closed for renovations.I had called in on my first weekene and a massive reduction in stock and no cheese tasting.
 

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But some bad news.The Ashgrove Cheese shop is closed for renovations.

As you informed me when we met for dinner. 🤬 So I had to miss my first ever visit on my drive home and to tease @Denali with a purchase of Amazeballs.

I love living on the east coast, but the NW of Tas really is gorgeous.
 
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Moved on to my second bottle of gin - a local brand.
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Monday and it was off to Burnie for dinner with RooFlyer and Steady.I arrived a little early as a couple of shops I wanted to visit.Across the road from the Beach Hotel a tree the Kiwis might recognise.
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Then a walk along the waterfron.first the port.
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And a nice floral display.
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These 2 had just finished a little mating display.
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These fellows were just enjoying themselves.
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The Toll ship leaves.
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The surf skis return.
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Then to dinner.I had the seafood platter.Just OK.
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The others liked their red meat.
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Saturday and I slept in.Took my time with my usual weekend brekkie - bacon and eggs with miso.I am terrible at plating so no picture.besides the miso is under the eggs.
Started out after 1100 and decided on an early lunch at La Mar,Turner's Beach.Early as often full on the weekend.As it was I had to sit outside but a good view.
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There were quite a few older cars.must have been a show on somewhere.
So lunch was a Mediterranean lamb wrap with carrots.Washed down with a Spreyton's cider.
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Very nice.
 

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I then decided to explore the western side of the Don River.On the road to the river.
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So now at the mouth of the Don river.Went up the headland first as on the shore were just a lot of rocks.
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I've been told that there are a couple on here who are into rocks so i took some long distance shots.
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On top of the headland you are walking alongside farmland so after a little while I turned around and went back.The views over the farms though was quite beautiful.
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And off to the rocks.first looking down on them.
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And now I am on the rocks.First the rocks underlying the headland.
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Continuing on my rocky way.
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The water has etched it's way through the rock.
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Of course by the seaside there is also an abundance of life.
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And this is where it is all at.
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Heading out of the area you pass a large veggie and tree seedling concern.
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Spring is beautiful in Tassie.
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A lovely old 1881 building repurposed as a home.
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And the bridge which I crossed just after I fell on the Don River walk.Known as the sawdust bridge.
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Then I continued on the road past the Don river Railway headed to Upper Barrington.Not driven this road before and it runs through prime farming land.here peas as far as you could see.Headed to a Birds eye or Woollies Select frozen pea packet.
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A little further along the road I recognised somewhere I had been before.The Tasmanian Arboretum.

A nice place to be in Spring.
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The trees of Gondwana.
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And slowly uphill into the woodlands.
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I've been told that there are a couple on here who are into rocks so i took some long distance shots.

If you'd photographed the ultramafic xenoliths, it would have been perfect. :) Might have even been a (micro) diamond in there - @mrs.dr.ron would have been (micro) impressed!
 

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I do like the tall straight Tassie trees.
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Then a section with Tasmanian shrubs including the only grevillia natural to Tasmania - grevillea australis.
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and the views from there.
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The Tasmanian waratah.Quite a healthy specimen.
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