Category Archives: south west Tasmania

Push to list Foxgloves as a declared weed in Tasmania

Foxgloves. Dramatic tall spikes of plants coated with tubular flowers with spotty lips. Exotic plants my mother loved to have in the garden. Plants I loved for their height and proliferation of flowers. Unfortunately now I have learnt these plants, … Continue reading

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A new lead on McPartlan in Tasmania

My last blog post, with its puzzle about who McPartlan was, triggered an interest in one reader who had recently climbed Mt Hartz and was interested in other bush walks in the south and southeast of Tasmania. While considering a … Continue reading

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McPartlan – who or what?

McPartlan – who or what? Over the years my blog post for McPartlan Pass Canal has attracted more attention than most posts and continues to do so. Every week there is at least one new searcher who finds that post. … Continue reading

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Traversing Tasmania

For Tasmanian bushwalkers, and any mainlanders willing to risk being shut out of their state through new lockdowns, there are many tracks to follow, and maps to guide your way in the unsettled parts of this state. I have noticed … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner-26 of 26

In the early 1800s Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote the poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner which could be read at face value concerning a ship voyage or you might construe the poem as a metaphor for other ideas. Regardless, … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – back in the Hobart docks-25 of 26

At the end of the eighth day, the experience of travelling to and from the remote southwest of Tasmania came to an end. No longer would I be looking up at masts and ropes. In the last hour before arrival, … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – motoring home-24 of 26

Early morning chats focused on the experiences of the night; four crew had been violently ill and one passenger had rid herself of last night’s dinner. The rest slept well enough. That the seas were a mild 2 metres at … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – the last supper-23 of 26

In the early evening, while moored in Schooner Cove as the sun was dropping, it was time for our ‘last supper’. Ralph’s photo below puts everything into perspective. A beautiful photo at the end of a beautiful afternoon. When moored, … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania- leaving Bathurst Harbour-22 of 26

Late afternoon when the two zodiacs returned and were hoisted onto deck, the anchor was weighed (demudded at length), and we set off on a leisurely cruise around parts of Bathurst Harbour.  The end of day sun shone to sharpen … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania – a day of waiting-21 of 26

The decision had been made that our injured passenger, with the supposed strained/sprained ankle, must fly back to Hobart because she was not sufficiently stable to endure whatever rough seas the home voyage might throw at us. Definitely the best … Continue reading

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