Anyone for fresh Crayfish?!

Very early mornings anywhere can give you a surprise – the hope of a magnificent sunrise or something out of the ordinary. Strolling by the harbour in the wee hours, I noticed a small fishing boat just pulling in to tie up.     Being nosey, I wandered over to find CRAYFISH in their hundreds! These men had been out for four days with their pots and came back … Continue reading Anyone for fresh Crayfish?!

The Storm had set the Stage for Sarah Island – Australia’s Worst Penal Station!

The boat turned back from the calm waters of the Gordon River into Macquaire Harbour and to the infamous Sarah Island. As I mentioned before – it turned out to be the perfect weather to visit such a place!!! It gave us a small glimpse of what the convicts endured during their time spent on this small, yet lethal penal station. The wind had really whipped up, and it … Continue reading The Storm had set the Stage for Sarah Island – Australia’s Worst Penal Station!

Morrisons Timber Mills – Strahan – Part 2!

There is more to see than just the timber! On the walls hang some of the original tools used by the ‘Piners’. In the yards outside, see the reclaimed timbers that have been washed down the Gordon River. Another MUST is to have a look at the old photos of the Piners in the shed to the left of the mill to see how hard … Continue reading Morrisons Timber Mills – Strahan – Part 2!

Morrisons Timber Mills – Strahan

The name ‘Morrison’ is synonymous with anything ‘Pining’. The family were some of the original men who cut and milled the prized Huon Pine trees in the area. The mill still stands by the water in Strahan and is now a wonderful tourist attraction. Today, the timber mill still operates with cutting demonstrations of these magnificent pine trees. The Huon Pine trees are now protected, however … Continue reading Morrisons Timber Mills – Strahan

Gordon River Landing – A walk through the rainforest and back in time!

So we have been on a wild and windy ride through Macquarie Harbour and Hells Gates, then a calm and mysteriously misty cruise up the Gordon River. Now we get the chance to walk through the World Heritage rainforest. We pull up at a ‘landing’ for the next stage of this Gordon River amazing cruise. It feels quite ‘magical’ and ‘spiritual’ walking through the dampness and semi darkness – … Continue reading Gordon River Landing – A walk through the rainforest and back in time!