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... 3pm and did the 10 minute walk to them. They were lovely falls and heaps of man ferns (tree ferns) Took lots of photos..
Visited Lillydale and then headed back to Beauty Point once again going over the Batman Bridge.
Came home and cooked a roast while Dave had to go to the dump station in Beaconsfield.
Had a lovely Roast Lamb and vegies.........
Yep another cold and windy day but no ...
... food so we could feed them. The kangaroos were randomly hopping around the whole sanctuary. We all got to feed them which everybody liked except for me. I found the Kangaroos quite intimidating even though they were only half my size. But they were super strong and when they stood up fully and put their arms on you they were terrifying! Nobody else found them that scary so, they all fed them for a while while I watched them from a distance. I did feed a ...
... the rescue of the miners on the 25 April 2006. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaconsfie ld_Mine_collapse if you are interested.
The mining museum also had another really interesting exhibitions. We were fascinated on the story of building a bridge across the Tamar. The Batman Bridge. Named in honour of one of the founding fathers of Launceston, and of Melbourne. There were Apple presses, and war exhibitions. The mine itself was left as if the workers ...
We awoke to some grim looking clouds in St Helens today, but a couple of drops of rain while we were having our hot morning refreshments was the extent of the rain for the Safari. A little bit of moisture is good to keep the dust down anyway.
First challenge this morning, a sand quarry. It seems some missed the turnoff and others u-turned once they saw the quarry. Never fear, I only faltered briefly enough to switch the GoPro into video mode. ...
... unfortunately we missed it.
With the weather still miserable, and rain getting heavier, we headed to the Bass & Flinders Centre. It was really interesting, as we learned all about the explorers Bass and Flinders, who were dispatched in 1798 to 'Van Diemen's Land' to ascertain if Tasmania was an island
or not. The centre houses a replica of their vessel, the Norfolk. The hull is Huon Pine and the mast and deck ...