This blog would qualify as neglected itself for the past week as I’ve been busy with the doll blog but I don’t think a photo of blank screen would be very interesting do you?
Lady Jane used to do cruises on the Derwent from Hobart but was abandoned by the previous owner a few years ago. For a time she was berthed on the Huon at Port Huon and later near Huonville where I took these photos. The last I heard she was over the other side of the river at Cygnet being worked on. One day I hope I’ll be able to get over there to see if she is still there.
This is an old photo but it is a view I’m fond of. A couple of times a year at least David and I would drive down the Channel Highway which branches off the Huon Highway at Huonville. In February we’d stop to photograph the scarecrows that were dotted along the road. At other times we might visit the Sunday market at Woodbridge or drive all the way to Kettering where the Bruny Island ferry berths. From there we could drive on to Margate and Kingston or turn around and stop at Cygnet for a coffee on the way home.
I went to visit my sister for the weekend and Hubby came to pick me up from Hobart today. On our way home he asked me “Would you mind if we made a small detour? I’d like to show you something.” I said it was fine with me and when we reached Port Huon which is a couple of kilometres from our home he took me up the side road next to the Kermandie Hotel. We climbed uphill on a narrow, unsealed road. There are many roads like this in our area and most of them make me a bit nervous but the views are always worth it.
We didn’t need to go to the end of the road, just a short distance up the hill was a place where Hubby could pull off the road and that is where I took this picture and others. You can see the Port Huon Wharf on the left and on the right the fish farms that belong to Huon Aquaculture. In the distance to river winds away towards the D’entrecasteaux Channel.