Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Gordon River

Hundreds of metres below, the remnant of the Gordon River can be seen flowing.  Wikipedia provides information about the river, the difficulty of accessing the area between the dam wall and the Gordon Splits:  “ Geraldine Brooks wrote a piece in the National … Continue reading

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The Gordon Dam

Ahead and below lay the Gordon Dam wall and all its structures.  This marvel of engineering was completed in 1974.  The mighty wall holds back Lake Gordon; As at early October 2017, the lake level is approximately 23 metres down … Continue reading

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Morning has broken

The moment I woke on Day 3, excitement pulsed through me. Was it snowing outside? Was the sun out?  I checked.  Hmmm.  Relentless but not driving rain.  As always Jeanette and I would not be thwarted.  We packed the car, … Continue reading

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Mt Eliza

The track to Mt Anne via Mt Eliza starts from Condominium Creek and its car park.  We planned to walk some way up the Mt Eliza track. First we approached the registration ‘shed’. I was very impressed with these sheds … Continue reading

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Condominium Creek

Travelling back towards the Gordon River Road we turned right at the sign for Condominium Creek and Mt Anne.The natural forest tannins coloured the creek and reminded us of Coca Cola or Pepsi soft drinks.  That water would have been … Continue reading

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Side roads

We returned to the main road from the Huon Camp and often took minor side roads to the edge of Lake Pedder or other vantage points. Not all the side roads were signposted. However, when the gravel surface looked as … Continue reading

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On the Port Davey Track – post 2 of 2

We descended from the wet forest into the sunlight and the vegetation changed. We moved out from a forest of large trees.    We moved into a lower scrubby vegetation and occasional pools of water.  Clearly there was a great … Continue reading

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