Last night at the Nut

NUT

NUT

 

This is our last night at  the Nut. We have been here at Stanley and surrounds for 3 days taking in the sights. When we arrived from Strahan the rain stopped, the wind died and it got a bit warmer. The sun came out a bit and there was blue sky. Mostly overcast though.

Have been out and about checking out Highfield House, an ‘outpost’ of Britain in NW Tasmania , built by convicts in the 1820s and now  being conserved (not restored). Some great stories on this property none the least being that the wife of the administrator of the property gave birth to 15 children,  from the mid 1820s, All, apart from one who died at 3 from a farm accident, seem to have survived well into childhood.  From here we went onto the Stanley  Seaquarium for a look at all things aquatic…..fish , lobsters, sharks, eels ,crabs etc and bits of stuff that have been washed up on the beaches down here. Interesting place. From here we were onto the Seal sight-seeing adventure just offshore. Lashed out later that night at the fish and chip shop with an absolutely fresh  rock lobster, done Mornay. Just great.

Down to Arthur River out on the west coast (about 70k west of Stanley). This is along way from nowhere, the Edge of the World. As one stares out into the Southern Ocean, not much land between here and South America. Enjoyed the cruise up the River and BBQ lunch in the rain forest.

Today, climbed up the Nut. This is a pretty steep hill. The less stimulated catch a chair lift. Leanne remained at base while allthego completed the ascent. Some great scenes from on top.

 

Tasmanian Crab...these can get big, many are eaten by us before they get too big.........

Tasmanian Crab…these can get big, many are eaten by us before they get too big………

Australian Fur Seals on Seal Rock.......where else!

Australian Fur Seals on Seal Rock…….where else!

Edge of the World at the mouth of the Arthur River

Edge of the World at the mouth of the Arthur River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Eagle on Arthur River

Sea Eagle on Arthur River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today the highlight has been the visit to the tulip farm at Table Cape. The tulips are out in full colour ahead of the Tulip festival this coming week. What a display of colour, it is  hard to describe. A photo speaks more than words, I’ve got a lot of photos so be warned dear friends.

Tulips at Table Cape near Wynyard. Be warned friends I have just oodles of these to show...............

Tulips at Table Cape near Wynyard. Be warned friends I have just oodles of these to show……………

 

 

We head off tomorrow from Stanley to travel down to Deloraine and Derwent Bridge. Althego is going to try his hand at some trout fishing down there.

It is a clear night with stars abright.

 

 

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on October 6, 2013, in Tasmania. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The kids are extremely impressed with the seal photo… “My see seals” says Jordan

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