Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Which Way


Road and Rail

Here is my entry for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and Alive & Trekking’s Which Way Challenge. The first photo is an old one and to be honest I’m not sure if I took it or David did. He did tend to take a lot of this type of shot when he worked in the Adelaide Rail Yard but I worked there too for a while later on. I have edited the sky.

Which Way Adelaide Yard c1980s
Train arriving at Don River Railway station

The old railway station at Burnie is now a restaurant but you can still get onto the platform. Below road and rail side by side in Burnie.

On the platform Burnie Station
Regent Hotel Burnie, Tasmania
Regent Hotel Burnie

Here’s one that I took on the way to Don. The Bass Highway connects all the towns in northwest Tasmania and we are on it all the time. Most of it is not as good as this bit of dual carriageway between Burnie and Devonport though the views are spectacular as it runs close to the water at times.

Bass Highway near Penguin

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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