We are now at Deloraine and have been camped here beside the Meander River for 3 nights. Its a great little spot not far from town with plenty of room to spread out.
Yesterday, we tripped around a few of the sights in the region including Liffey Falls. These are reached after a bit of a stroll and then down some moderately steep steps, going back a bit tough. But we made it!
In getting around you travel through the most green pastures and rolling hills broken by small streams and creeks. Sheep and cattle, dairy and beef, are plentiful. Spring lamb is everywhere, We enjoyed a couple of lamb chops on the weber for dinner.
In passing we have been able to call into a cheese establishment, Ashgroves which has a tasting bar. Tasting bars are really worthwhile as one can see, smell and taste what it’s all about. As a consequence a number of cheeses were purchased for later on, including a ‘Wicked’ Camembert. And it was. A rather large Tassie Devil was also spotted along the road somewhere on our travels. Also dropped into a raspberry place which had these rather nice chocolate dipped raspberries, just great with some muscat from Baileys!
Today we awoke to an unimpressive bleak sky with rain! Yesterday it was a very much clear sky and sunshine, what a change! We hit the road anyway to Lake St Clair to also see the Wall in the Wilderness. This is a very impressive sculpture which will ultimately stretch in two 50 meter long rows. It documents in Huon Pine carved wall panels various aspects of life in the SW Region of Tasmania over the last 150 years. Greg Duncan is the sculptor and when asked said he would be finished in two years or so. This would be something to go back and see. Lake St Clair was shrouded in fog and rain and it was cold too! We didn’t stay here long and headed back to Deloraine.
Tomorrow we head south for Mount Field National Park.