Thursday, 4 October 2012

Tasmania - day 26 & 27

Day 26

Today we were back on the road again.  We travelled from Strahan to Devonport. 

Strahan to Devonport

No photo’s taken , we were too busy concentrating on the road, it was a long winding road with little opportunity to stop until we reached the coast.

Day  27

Stanley, Wynyard and Penguin

This morning we did a bit of exploring along the north west, of Tasmania again it was fabulous to drive a road were you could see the ocean most of the time and when the ocean was out of view we could see the gorgeous green rolling hills and rich red soil.  We decided to head straight for Stanley.  I decided to torture Marc a little bit and dragged him out to Highfields historic home.  Highfields was built in 1832, for Edward Curr the Chief agent for the Van Diemen’s land company.  It is a lovely regency style home.  The house is still in the process of being renovated, but it was lovely and the Tasmanian parks and wildlife service has done a lovely job with what had been done so far.


Part of the Kitchen in Highfields

This Rooster looked pretty contented

Stanley itself is a really lovely little town, full of lovely little historic buildings, we caught the chair lift up to the top of the nut, and walked around it’s perimeter looking at the gorgeous coastline.

The nut as seen from the window at Highfields house

Stanley from the Nut

The gorgeous coastline around Stanley

We had a lovely lunch at the Stanley Hotel then headed east to Wynyard where we visited the Tulip farm where I had a ball taking lot’s of photo’s

The tulips

The gorgeous rich red soil of northwestern Tasmania.

After the tulip farm we had a look around Wynyard and followed the coast road through Penguin and Ulverstone.

It was a great day, and Miss S and I stood and watched the spirit of Tasmania sai out of Devonport in the evening.

We are a little sad that we will be on her in two nights time sailing home and our holiday would be over.

Catch you later

The Knights

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