Friday, 15 August 2014

Chugging Away Down the Channel

Recently I decided to snavel my friend, Rosemary and take a trip down the Channel which we began by heading towards Huonville and then we took the scenic route to Cygnet, via Glaziers Bay.

We were lucky to have a calm, sunny winter's day for our explorations. These boats looked very inviting moored on the Huon River.

At the beginning of a lane, letterboxes were lined up against the rivers edge

Next we moved around to Lymington to a place called Drip Beach.

The wood grain is accentuated by the algae that has grown on the fallen tree.

This lovely flower was at my feet still covered in morning dew.

Finally at Cygnet where this boat took my interest as it had an identity crisis. It was pointy at both ends so could be rowed either way.

This end had interesting ornamentation and the name painted on it was "Cygnet".

And this end was a little plainer and the name was "The Swan"

Boats aplenty grace the waters of Cygnet.

Bush Art hanging on a boatshed (above) and a chair for the boatbuilder to rest in (below)

This window was on a house across the road from the river. I loved the patterns of circles and stripes.

Been stalked again

This old truck reminded me of when I used to live down in this area as a child. Parked outside and old apple packers shed.

Driving between Deep Bay and Abel's Bay my eyes now just zoom in on fungus and these yellow beauties caught my eye at 80km per hour. Not bad eyesight for an old girl considering the bigger ones were only 1cm across the top.

Abel's Bay seems like so far from civilisation except for a few shacks opposite the beach.

Very pretty place.

The roots of this tree were just clutching the rocks, making me wonder how they survive.

An oyster catcher poking about looking for lunch.

I always find sandstone so wonderfully warm and appealing.

Then things got weird! Just out of Randall's Bay I spotted this ^ hanging on a wire, and then there was this handsome chap.

and the cutest little gypsy wagon.

and a creek with lovely reflections.

and quaint country lanes that lure you in.

Then we drove through Charlotte's Cove where wire was used in an interesting way to make a garden sculpture.

and this little shack proved a favourite with us, as the owner came over and chatted to us. He thought we were from ASIO as we photographed his pride and joy.

Such a beautiful place

Getting back on the road, I just had to stop when I spotted this island with a hole through it. By this stage we were getting hungry and headed to a cafe for a snack and I was attracted to this poster that hung in there.


  1. Your photos are beautiful. I'd be interested to know what camera you use and do you edit them in any way? Sorry if I'm being a bit nosey but I love great pics - wish mine were half as good !!

    1. Thank you Dorothy, a real photographer would laugh at my camera as its a bridge camera which doesn't have inter-changeable lenses. It's a Panasonic Lumix FZ 100 and I love it. It's light and feels comfortable in my hand to the point that it feels part of me. When I comes time to replace it, I will be going for the next one in the series of Lumix. They have a Leica lens so the quality is there. As for editing, I'm a dunce when it comes to things like that and a bit of a stinge. I'm not prepared to pay money for photoshop then realize its beyond my capabilities. I use free Picasa to straighten my horizons and to crop if needed and that's about it. Occasionally when I want to get arty farty I will use to do selective coloring. That's about the limit of my capabilities. I am not really impressed with photos that have been twiddled with too much as it makes them too unreal looking. I like things to look just as I saw them.

  2. Hi Deb, well I have to say that this post contained absolutely everything that I enjoy... every one of your photos are just brilliant and you seek out and find the unusual. Lovely to see your dear lurker in blue once more too!
    It was interesting reading your comments to Dorothy about your photography too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and I do agree with you about over-twiddling with photos.
    How's that gorgeous shack down on the water - oh my goodness... paradise :D)