Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – 2015 Week #7


Which Way – Oatlands, Tasmania

I’ve made many visits to the town of Oatlands which is almost halfway between Hobart and Launceston. Oatlands is full of Georgian buildings most of which are still in use, many as private residences. The town boasts a restored working windmill  but as yet the town has not become a tourist trap. If you are travelling on the Midland Highway between the north and south of the state it’s well worth while to detour off the highway to see it. I can also recommend the pancake place in the High Street as a great place for lunch.

Oatlands gets a bit of snow in winter occasionally. It never lasts long though. The first two pictures here I took during the winter of 2008.

Winter in Oatlands

snowy lane

Oatlands High Street during a spring festival a few years ago.
Oatlands High Street during a spring festival a few years ago.
Why did the duck cross the road?
Why did the duck cross the road?
Parterre Garden, Callington Mill, Oatlands.
Parterre Garden, Callington Mill, Oatlands.

My photo of Callington Mill, like most of the others in this post, was taken a few years ago before the sails were replaced. Another project in the town is restoring the walls of the old convict jail. The site was the town swimming pool for some years and most of the old buildings are gone. Below you can see the old and worn steps and the gateway which has recently been moved back to the site after spending many years in the main street.

Stone steps

Gaol Arch

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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