Tassie Devil Day 2
We started the day in the town of Strahan, where the steam train that runs along the west coast wilderness railway was sat at the station waiting to go on one of its trips. We had an hour to kill so we wandered around the town and then had a drink in a little cafe. From there we moved on to Ocean beach and stood on the west coast of Tasmania - it was quite windy and overcast so it was a lot like being on a beach at home. Apparently if you sail in a straight line from there, the first place you'd hit would be Argentina.
Our next stop was the Henty sand dunes, which were great but because the weather wasn't that great it wasn't that impressive, so we didn't spend long wandering around on them and decided to go help make lunch (hotdogs!!). We then moved on to Cradle Mountain National Park. The first thing we did there was to take some pictures of the mountain and Dove lake which is below it, just in case the weather is bad tomorrow and we can't do it then. Me and Laura wandered out on some stepping stones to get better pics and she almost fell in!
Then, we went wombat hunting! We actually saw loads more than i expected us to and i got loads of good pictures, although we had to be careful cos the area we were in was full of leeches. Tonight we stayed in log cabin type things in the national park, and there were possums hanging around so i've now seen two Aussie animals in the wild in one day!
Tassie Devil Day 3
We were supposed to go and hike up Cradle mountain today, but when we got up, the weather was bad and it had rained all night and we couldn't see the top of it! It was a good job we took pics yesterday cos we wouldn't have been able to today. I was really enthusioastic about hiking to the top of the mountain but i'm glad we didn't cos the little walk around Dove lake was enough for me. By the time we got half way round it had stopped raining and the sun was coming out so it all turned out ok.
To fill the day we then moved on to Mole Creek National park and went for a tour around Marakoopa cave, but not before Kate, Laura and I had run 1km because it was 500m to the toilets from the car park, and we ran there and back in case we missed the start of the tour! Part of the tour was in the dark so that we could see the glow worms on the ceiling, and it was quite cool to be in a cave cos i've never been in one before.
The house we stayed in tonight was in Devenport and looked like it could belong in Ramsay st (kind of). As it was the night in the middle of the tour, we didn't get our dinner provided for us, so the three of us ordered a family pizza to share between us and it was huge! And we got garlic bread too which we didnt need, all for $4 each (which is less than 2 quid!!)