A new day for new adventures near Corinna

‘Hobbs’ cottage was neither too warm or too cold.  The silence was pervasive.  As a result, I slept well and woke early and eager to look at my surroundings with fresh eyes.  Downstairs I padded, started the jug for a cup of tea, and checked with wonder and delight all the clean fresh myrtle and other trees near the rear of the cottage.  Jeanette and I travelled with our breakfast foods so before long we had eaten, were dressed and packed for a walk from Corinna to Savage River – the river not the town or the mine.

My advance research indicated the walk was a challenging walk up and over a very long steep hill and that it might take around 3 or so hours as a return trip.

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By contrast, the Tarkine Hotel’s map on an A4 sheet of paper handed to us when we booked in, showed a track which followed the edge of the Pieman River to meet the Savage River where it flows in. We set off with Jeanette the believer in the local map and I hoping it was true (steep hills are not something I enjoy).

Most of the initial couple of hundred metres of that track is a well-constructed duckboarded path named the Huon Pine Walk.  This is so wide and flat that those people using a wheel chair or pushing prams can easily manoeuvre along this way. I was especially impressed that sufficient width had been added at intervals to enable two such ‘vehicles’ to pass with ease.

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20170306_090044.jpgThe Huon Pine Walk is designed to instruct via interpretative panels located to the side of the walkway.

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20170306_100609.jpgThis flat walk allowed us to see easily into a comparatively open forest that was heavily carpeted with leaves.

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Explanations about forest management and some history were provided.

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The most important tree along this walkway is the Huon Pine.  Expect to read more about these trees in the next post.

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