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 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!
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!
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
Well…as it turned out, it was the most perfect weather to see the Gordon River!!! The greyness of the day added to the river’s mystery. Mist hung in between the trees. Wrapped up and contemplative. Next blog is on to the ‘landing’ to see the rainforest up close! To be continued… Continue reading The Mighty Gordon River – Tasmania
Information Centres are a minefield of information with super friendly and helpful staff all too willing to make your stay enjoyable. Strahan’s centre has an added bonus, a ‘Rainforest’ you can walk through showing Strahan’s history and coloured past. Giving you a visual history lesson. Beginning with a section on the original ‘owners’ of this land with individual , fighting for survial and their struggles for … Continue reading Historical Rainforest at Strahan Tourist Information Centre