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West Point Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built in 1916 and demolished when Bluff Hill Point Lighthouse (located further south) was built in 1982. We took a side road off the northern side of West Point Road to visit the remains of the West … Continue reading

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Persistence

After a cough strewn night, I woke next morning feeling dreadful but still determined to continue on at least for that day.  Nevertheless the decision was made that we would cancel the Arthur River and Smithton accommodation and all the … Continue reading

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Back to base

A short while later we started the return trek. From the northern end it was impossible to see the southern end of the beach, but we knew it was there.Off we went, one step at time.  It helps that I … Continue reading

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Arriving at Mt Cameron West

After every 100 metres it was clear there was still hundreds of metres to go. It was as if my critical faculties of measurement and distance had failed.  Reaching the beach end was not concerning rather it was the knowing … Continue reading

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The last few hundred metres

This wonderful landscape allows you to be alone with your thoughts and be independent. It gives you space to think or not to think, as you wish. You can release yourself from thoughts that confine you.   I found the simplicity … Continue reading

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It is a long beach

When it looked to me that we were half way along the beach, I suggested to Jeanette we had maybe 4 km still to go because we had been walking, albeit slowly with our investigations and photography, for over an … Continue reading

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A new day dawns

I woke with knives in my throat. No, not literally. The virus or infection which I had been incubating broke with a vengeance.  I felt terrible.  But there was a carefully planned itinerary to follow and I was not going … Continue reading

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Down to the sea

At the end of the afternoon following our walk on the beach to the northern side Mt Cameron West and our visit to Dismal Swamp,  Jeanette went for a walk down to the sea.  A sea mist almost obliterated Mt … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Forest Adventures

The tall forest trees (predominantly blackwood trees) edging the driveway into the parking area of Tasmanian Forest Adventures/Dismal Swamp  were dramatically different from the melaleuca and other low-lying wind-shaped bushes on the coast at Mt Cameron West. To walk in … Continue reading

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Time for lunch

The entry to an important tourism location is beside the Bass Highway between Marrawah and Smithton.  Based around a rainforested Dismal Swamp at the northern edge of the Tarkine wilderness, this has been rebranded as Tasmanian Forest Adventures; the word … Continue reading

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If you go down then you must go up, to return

I wasn’t looking forward to trekking back uphill, but of course it was necessary.  Sadly we left that lovely people-less beach, the wheeling seabirds, the salt spray, and the boom of the crashing waves. It was on the return walk … Continue reading

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Evidence of wildlife

On a number of occasions we passed evidence of an animal trying to dig holes, perhaps seeking food.  So many were started but not turned into burrows that I immediately discounted the possibility of the digging animal being a wombat. … Continue reading

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Intruders or natural?

I was looking down at a tiny flower, and photographed it in the shade of another plant – my attention was only on the flower. (Addition – since posting this story friend Mary has emailed me the following comment: ‘I think … Continue reading

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On the beach north of Mt Cameron West

This beach stretched into the distance until it reached a rocky outcrop about 5-6 kms to the north.  Looking back to Mt Cameron West the views included:     The powerful  roots of thick bull kelp had been pulled from ocean … Continue reading

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The walk to the beach north of Mt Cameron West

Near a fence line we saw what I believe are exotic plants, the seeds of which may have come in on tyres or shoes.  Taking over. I suspect they are from the Allium family ( you know, the one with … Continue reading

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