Snapshot Sunday – Ferry Across the Mersey


Torquayferry
Ferry crossing the Mersey River, Devonport Tasmania

Tasmania has been in the news recently with major flooding in many of our river systems, not the Huon thankfully. The port of Devonport on the Mersey River has been badly affected. Here is the tiny ferry that crosses the river on a nicer day. Taken on a trip to the northwest with friends a couple of years ago.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my 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. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

2 thoughts on “Snapshot Sunday – Ferry Across the Mersey”

    1. The waters have gone down now and recovery plans are already in place. Sadly there were some deaths from people either being swept away by the waters or in the case of a couple of elderly people unable to get out of their houses. The city of Launceston spent a lot of money on flood gates as it is a flood prone city and they seem to have held and contained the damage. The small town of Latrobe near Devonport was not so lucky, that flooding was freakish. They will clean up and it remains to be seen what the council or state government will do as a preventative measure in the future.

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