Monday, 11 March 2013

Weekend Break

This weekend … a long weekend in Tasmania, we went away for three days to Strahan on Tasmania's West Coast. We rented a shack in Lette’s Bay. The shack was pretty rustic … but it had all of the amenities that you would need and there was a private jetty that we could fish from.

On Sunday, my daughter and I did a spot of fishing. My daughter caught the first fish of the day … but it escaped before she could land it. Later, we caught five more cockies (juvenile salmon) and then my daughter caught another cocky, it was the biggest of the day, but our lines got tangled and then the fish got away, oh well.

Later, we took a scenic flight on a sea-plane that took us up the Gordon River, the Franklin River (the site of the protest against the building of the dam by the Hydro).


The sea-plane touched down on the Gordon River, where we stopped off for a short while and we went in and had a look at a waterfall.



There is a platypus that lives around this area … but it was not anywhere to be seen at the time. Platypuses are crepuscular animals, and we were there at midday, so no real surprises there.

The rest of the day was spent just floating around. Anita found some friends at the shacks, so she spent a lot of time jumping into the water from the jetty.

All in all, we had a fantastic time. The drive was a pain, but it was worth it.

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