Going on things …….Part B
Our journey’s in the Huon area continued with a trip to the Tahune Air Walk in the hinterland behind Geevston, an old logging town. On the way up the mountain we passed by many areas of regrowth forests, the originals having been logged n the 1960s and 1970s. There were many tallish trees and thick undergrowth. The Forrestry Commission is very keen to promote its sustainable approach to logging with walks and info boards along the way. Earlier we had dropped into the Geevston Forrest Centre where Leanne took a liking to a new tow vehicle for the van. The sky walk was a neat experience wandering through the tree tops 31 metres above the ground. Leanne did not accompany allthego on this preferring to sit in the café drinking tea.
On the way back we called into the Franklin Wooden Boat Centre which is a training centre for boat building using the ‘old’ techniques and skills. The smell of freshly cut timber filled this place.
The next day we off to Bruny Island for a boat trip down the Bruny coast to the bottom point which is where the Tasman Sea ‘ends’ and the Southern Ocean ‘starts’. It was a chilly and overcast day with a pretty choppy and sloppy sea. But it was really great bouncing along and getting up close to the sea cliffs in amongst all the sea slopping back and forth. We had a few sick fellow passengers and Leanne revelled in the experience. Later on land we travelled to Cape Bruny and took in Australia’s third oldest lighthouse. Opposite here we could see Cockle Creek where we had been a couple of days before. Before leaving Bruny we stopped in at the local cheese place and picked up some washed rind brie wrapped in vine leaves. Allthego has had this before and it is a real wonder of a brie. Goes well with a red! Pungent smell and pinkish skin which comes from the washing in pinot noir. After a couple of days the cheese is really something!
We leave Huonville and our apple orchard for Port Arthur and hopefully some improving weather.