Nature bends to the will of the wind. Beaches extend for as far as the eye can see. Long and white. Pristine and untouched. Boulders groan under their industrial rust. Clouds touch the earth and the sky opens to blue. If you listen close enough you can here both fur and feathers travelling on the relentless breeze…
It’s strange to be in one of the world’s last temperate rainforests and only see dryness. To hear the earth crunching underfoot instead of that soft, slippery suction of mud grabbing boot. Monolithic trees 800 years old tower above creaking and cracking, as if they can sense their impending doom. Unprotected against man, the bulldozers march in without a care. When water starts falling from above, will it be the rain tumbling from the sky, or the tears of nature […]
How wondrous to be alone in the bush. To explore and discover the shadows and lights, the textures and colours. The spikiness of the bushes, the smoothness of the tree trunks. To bid good day to friends on the track and let them go about their daily business. To watch the growth and decay. The dryness and water. The cycle of life.
Such a wonderland of beaches and cliffs, wildlife and history. The clearest sunrise. Animal tracks in the sand. A juxtapositioning of rugged coastline and countryside. Dirt roads and arthritic buildings. An abundance of birdlife. Albatross flying overhead, circling but never stopping. Seals lazing on rocks. If you are lucky you can see the rare albino wallaby…for me…that will be another trip!
The Tasmanian mountains exposed and lush with alpine vegetation. Tiny island gardens sit within pools of reflective waters. An easy track up to the peak. Climbing out of the plateau and into the sky. As far as the eye can see undulating mountains and expansive views. The wind blows cool under the blue sky and sunshine. Clouds cast moving shadows across the dense, green surface. Rocks thousands of years old piled high. Air and space hide among the cracks and […]
A symphony of joyful tints reside in the Autumn forests of Tasmania. Bursts of colour in the form of small and delicate surprises. Purple, red, blue, pink, orange and white happily mix together in harmony. Brightening the world under the greying sky. If only here for a moment they come to life with joy. Dotting the landscape in a celebration of the seasons just passed and welcoming the white winter wonderland they will soon sleep under.
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One of the great short walks in Tasmania (only about 1km), the Tall Trees Walk is awe inspiring. Shadows cast from branches so high create pockets of dark and light. The sky seems ever so close with arms reaching out as if they have touched the edge of the stratosphere. The tallest tree standing is over 74 metres. The tallest known to have lived around 90. I feel so small but so close to an ancient life that has so […]
Natures garden. Growing perfectly in a moody landscape. Waiting for winter’s snow. A mystical garden that fascinates at every turn and undulation. A sub-alpine landscape like no other place on earth, with plants only found at this height and only in Tasmania. The Pandani, nature’s muppets, shaggy and hairy silently singing ‘mana mana’. Only a short walk, the spray of colour with autumnal berries, fungi and mossy undergrowth is captivating.
An amazing 4 day hike around the southern edge of Tasman National Park, Tasmania. Can only be done through the official Three Capes Track operated by the National Parks. The cabins are well kitted out and we were lucky as there was only 11 of us who started on the same day. I had a whole cabin to myself! From the morning to the afternoon several ecosystems can be passed through. From the cloud forest, to tornado ridge to the most […]