Spending the summer visiting special places along the Northwest Coast of Tasmania. Mostly brilliant sunshine but a funky sea fog has been visiting from time to time.
A weekend spent walking across February Plains with my husband, was the closest thing I got to a summer holiday this year. There was a fair bit of physical exertion with both of us carrying 17-20kg packs, but there was some restful times too. Laying back in the heath watching the wind and sun cross the land was great. We were revisiting familiar landscapes and find new pockets of "almost" wilderness, the highlights were seeing a snake swim across a lake (missed it with the camera) and watching trout jump out of the water after a meal. Not to mention watching the many moods of Mt Pillinger as we crossed the plains towards it- one of my favourite mountains.
The Northwest Coastline of Tasmanian is so diverse in geology and history that I think you could seriously spend a life time exploring it and still not know it all - I think people have.
This weekend we visited a spot I love within the Rocky Cape National Park, I did some rock appreciation and everyone else took a swim.
My journey is entirely different to yours, I have made choices that have been great, others that have been expected and some that were straight up bad, I've lived through them all - thankfully. The hard times and the good times pass just he same, looking back at the path taken is not about living in the past but about learning and moving forward - find your own path, no one else can live your life.
It's nearly a tradition, spending New Year's Eve at Devonport City's celebration event. I like it- I'm not much of a partier myself but it's a lot of fun to spend the evening photographing the lights, crowds and activities with a great soundtrack rolling along in the background.
There's not so many opportunities for family adventures these days but a Boxing Day adventure is a tradition. This year we went west, I took wanted to show my family some of the places I visited on my Artist in Residence placement. We visited West Point reserve and Bluff Hill Point, swam in the clear water and marvelled at the Aboriginal cultural heritage displayed across the landscape.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born