Our past couple of days have been full to the brim.
I'm a little weary this evening, not exactly what you want from a vacation. But it is a good kind of weary. We've walked a lot and covered a lot of ground.
Yesterday we headed to the South East of Tasmania.
Just a quick couple of piccies (by the way these are well worth clicking on to get an expanded view).
Recherche Bay at around sunset.And the Lune River half an hour before.Can you tell which way is up?
Today we headed up into the South West Wilderness area.
The world heritage area is a mix of temperate rainforest and alpine wilderness.
I caught this cutie in the rainforest in the Mount Field National Park. She is a Tasmanian Pademelon (Thylogale billardierii). Pademelons are a cat sized relative of Kangaroos and Wallabies. These guys were widespread on the mainland before European settlement. Unfortunately in the old days some “gentlemen” decided it would be nice to have foxes to hunt and released European red foxes in mainland Oz.
Oz + foxes = extinct pademelons
There are none of these delightful creatures left on the mainland. Fortunately there are no foxes in Tassie.
The last pics are the Russell Falls (isn't that a good name)and High in the South Western mountains... Lake Pedder, just before sunset and in driving rain.