TAS2020: The Walks – Leven Canyon

Two days before we were due to leave Tasmania we had booked into a log cabin on a nature reserve off Loongana Road close to Leven Canyon, so we planned to spend out last full day exploring the walks in the Canyon. There are two starting points for three walks: one to two lookouts and one to the canyon floor. Our plan was to walk to the lookouts in the morning, return to the cabin for lunch and drive back for the canyon floor walk. As it happened, we did all three in the morning.

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TAS2020: The Walks – Wineglass Bay & Hazards Beach Circuit

Setting out from Bicheno at 08:00 in an attempt to beat the crowds on our planned walk to Wineglass Bay on Freycinet Peninsula, we arrived at an almost empty the car park and were walking by 09:00. I completed this walk in 2019 and decided to leave my camera behind for two reasons: I has previously taken quite a few photos (as presented below) and I wanted to travel as lightly as possible, knowing how tiring the last leg of the walk was the last time!

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TAS2020: The Walks – Crescent Bay

The Tasman Peninsula offers a wide range of walks with varying degrees of difficulty and ranging in length from 2 hours to 4 days (the three capes walk). Yet again, the weather for our one full day on the peninsula influenced our walk selection. The Crescent Bay and Mount Brown walk appealed to us, so we set off from our campground at White Beach and headed for the carpark at start of the walk, which, to our surprise, was very busy on account of it being also the access to the Remarkable Cave.

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TAS2020: The photography

The Leven River: Reflections

Please note: this post has been written for photographers and is therefore quite lengthy and does get quite technical

For me, one of the primary objectives of our tour round Tasmania was to develop my skills in photographing subject matter that sits outside my normal genre, the built environment, and to come back with a few images that are worthy of potentially offering as framed photographs for sale and as possible competition entries.

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TAS2020: Day 04

Reverse sunset from Macquarie Heads towards the harbour

Our early move south turned out to be a good decision – according to locals, the weather has been exceptionally good – getting up to 30 degrees today. At long last we both had a very good night’s sleep and felt the better for it. We managed to get out of bed at 07:00 to be greeted with a clear blue sky and a warm 22 degrees.

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TAS2020: Day 01

Leaving Melbourne on the Spirit of Tasmania

OK, so it is now day 2, but yesterday was pretty busy with arriving, travelling, setting up camp, making dinner etc, but more of that later.

With breakfast out of the way, back to Thursday: we left Gisborne at just before 16:00, having had some fun packing the car, and arrived at the ferry terminal before 17:00, boarding was straightforward and our cabin was ready for us. The crossing was ‘as smooth as’ except for when we crossed the Heads and for a bit after. As a result, Kerena did not suffer too much from sea sickness. Disembarking was also painless, just a bit of a wait for the security biosecurity and Covid 19 checking.

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