Monday, 8 April 2013

Hobart to Coles Bay via Port Arthur and Dunalley

A quiet departure from Hobart.
Breakfast in Richmond.
A walk around Port Arthur convict site.
Lunch at a Dunalley bushfire fundraiser.

Evidence of bush fires, the recovery cycle of eucalypts and of the impact on peoples lives is evident in the small towns and farming areas along the Tasman Peninsula.

A calm scene along the Tasman highway.

Port Arthur convict settlement

British motorcycle owners outing at Dunalley. Supporting a bush fires fundraiser.

 A 1907 Aerocar.

All along the highway are scenes of devastation. People have begun to rebuild homes. New fences are being  installed. Life is continuing.
The eucalypts have begun to regenerate.  Most trees would not survive forest fires.

Detour down a country lane.

Pastoral scenes dotted with eucalypts.
 Looking out to Great Oyster Bay

 Coles Bay, home for tonight.

We went out to find a meal.  As we walked around the corner the sky and the sea were on fire. I didn't have my camera with me but my trusty iPhone was put to use.

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