Which Way Photo Challenge 28 January 2022


Which Way To The West Coast

Our Sunday drive to Zeehan was a great opportunity for Which Way photos. The Murchison Highway is the road that goes from Somerset, just outside Burnie through the mountains and forests to Zeehan. The highway was built in 1963. Before that if you wanted to travel from Zeehan or one of the other west coast towns to Burnie or Devonport you would have had to use the Emu Bay Railway. There was no road past Waratah.

The Chrysler 300C at Tullah
Murchison Hwy, near Tullah Tasmania

The main towns on the Murchison Highway are Tullah and Rosebery. There is still mining at Rosebery.

Rosebery Tasmania
Rosebery Tasmania
aerial ropeway for carrying ore from the mines
Murchison Hwy near Rosebery Tasmania

Finally, we come to Zeehan where the Murchison Hwy ends. I found this old mile post opposite the old Zeehan post office.

0 miles to Zeehan

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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