Yesterday we admired the white sand and clear blue water of the Bay of Fires and marveled at Tasmania’s tallest waterfall, St. Columba Falls. This is such a beautiful island. Continuing along the north coast of Tasmania, we saw more flocks of sheep, but we also saw herds of cattle.
We think the rolling green pasture land and fields are beautiful, especially with the mountains in the background.
Our next stop was Little Plains Lookout on our way to Scottsdale.
Tasmania is repurposing this land, planting hardwood trees which will be harvested in 2025. These will be used primarily for hardwood timber and veneer products.
The residue, not suitable for sawlogs, is used for pulp. In Colorado we do not see many stores called bottle shops, but we did in Tasmania. This was our favorite brand of bottle shop.
This Thirsty Camel Bottleshop is in Lilydale, Tasmania.
We like the camel. Continuing our exploration, a few kilometers north of George Town, we enjoy Low Head Historic Precinct. This is the ship’s bell, standing by the octagonal chart room.
This is a recovered wooden marker buoy.
These buoys are used to mark channels and other hazards. Here is the Low Head Lighthouse.
This view from the keeper’s cottage shows why the lighthouse is needed here.
Continuing our journey, we are on the Batman Highway, where we encountered Australia’s first cable-stayed bridge. This is Batman Bridge in Sidmouth, Tasmania. Batman Bridge spans the Tamar River.
Construction began in 1966 and the bridge opened in 1968. Batman Bridge is named for John Batman, one of the founders of Melbourne,who earlier lived in Northern Tasmania. We drove under the bridge
where we were greeted by this colorful bird.
Driving over the bridge, we admired its architecture.
It is getting late and we do not want to drive in the dark. We see too many kangaroos every morning that have been hit by vehicles during the night. We spent the night in Burnie, Tasmania. We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks and our humans, like driving round Tasmania. We think you would enjoy it also.