Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Burned or Weathered Wood

Burned and Weathered

Naomi and I drove down to Tullah the day after a bushfire had been through the area. Naturally we had checked that it would be safe and that the little railway we’d come to visit would be running. Nevertheless, the emergency services were in evidence mopping up and containing the fire which was still burning further away from us. The firies checked the line before the train left to make sure there were no hot spots. Wee Georgie Wood had a lucky escape as you can see.

Wee Georgie Wood locomotive

I found this photo of an old rowboat in my files and am not completely sure where I took it. It was most probably somewhere near Port Huon. There were a few boats always moored in the river there and these old rowboats would be left on shore for the owners to row out to them.

An old rowing boat

Another quiet beach in the Huon River Estuary where we stopped to take photos.

Driftwood on the beach , Huon River Estuary

This was from another batch of old photos I hadn’t looked at in years. There used to be a paper mill at Port Huon not far from our house. It was closed long before we came there and I used to take Tessie, our previous dog, to walk there. Sometimes I took the camera and I think this must have been one of those times or possibly later when an interpretive site was opened up to showcase the mill remains.

An old tree


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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