|The boat we went to Hells Gate in and had a stop over at Sarah Island|
|We had driven along the beach to get to the other side of Macquarie Head to Strahan to try to get a feel of what the convicts could see coming in through the head|
|The closer to the opening of the head we got the more Salmon and Trout farms we found|
|These boats went round each trap and fed them a watery brine of fish food every day|
|On Sarah Island we were met by actors who re-enacted the convicts life for us. seen here standing in front of the remains of the huge ovens|
|Ruins like this stood all over the island. Unfortunately in the early 1900's authorities came and smashed a lot of the ruins because of the stigma Australians felt about their convict past.|
|Stuart out on the last panel of the airwalk hundreds of meters above the ground|
|The view from the side of where Stuart was standing right out on the tip|
|Stuart came back with a piece of firewood which really made me laugh as it was so big he could hardly carry it but after he got to it with the chainsaw and axe all was good.|
|Cradle Mountain - shame it was a miserable day|
|At the Steam Festival there was a group who re-enact the Light Horse Brigade from the First World War|
They showed how the soldiers trained at the use of swords and spears.
|Two of the many steam propelled vehicles and farm implements on display|
|Tuna Patties Camp style which were amazing|
|As was the Shepherds Pie and Vegies a few nights later cooked in the Baby Q|
|A hand driven cart|
|Made from his drawings all those hundreds of years ago. Complete with a wooden chain|
|Would have loved to get the detail in this elderly couple but the window behind prevented me from getting a good photo|
|The detail was incredible.|
|Looking towards Bernie from our camp spot at Cooee Point|
|A large freight ship just pulling away from Bernie|
We got to the small town of Westbury about 35 klms east of Launceston and spotted a familiar figure. It was Claude The Mower Man. Claude walks round Australia pushing a Victa Lawn Mower raising money and awareness for sexually abused children. Stuart and I first encountered him in Charters Towers about 2 years ago where he was doing the same thing. He said he was headed to the Biloela, Bundaberg area soon so look out for him and support his cause.
|Claude the Mower Man|
Tasmania is now a very happy memory and we are ready to face the next chapter of our life in another pocket of Australia. However we face it with part of our hearts broken from the loss of our beautiful grandson Connor James Daly who passed away a couple of weeks ago.