Snapshot Sunday – Ferry Across the Mersey

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.


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 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.


    • 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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