Friday Forays January 2015

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Determined to explore more areas of beautiful Tasmania, by foot, a small group of us venture out one or two Fridays per month to walk a part as yet unknown to us, followed by lunch and chat. Bodies and souls are nurtured. Sometimes the most unusual gems are hidden in the  most ordinary of places. The exploring is always rewarding.

Friday Foray #2 Truganini Track  30 January 2015, One of the Greater Hobart Trails.

Walk: from Cartwright Reserve to Signal Station Cafe on Mt Nelson.

Food: at Signal Station Cafe.

Four of us set out on what looked like quite a miserable weather day. As we left home rain was pelting down, skies were leaden but spirits were high. We parked in the Cartwright Reserve just off Sandy Bay road, donned the raincoats, hoods and boots, then armed with walking poles we set off. Immediately we were alongside a babbling stream looking at gorgeous foliage, edible fungi and listening to Common Bronzewing Pigeons. It was all UPHILL so we really enjoyed our brunch in the fabulous Signal Station Cafe before walking back down. The downhill walk gives time to enjoy the scenery over the Derwent and beyond. Luckily we didn’t encounter any proper rain altho’ there was a bit of mizzle now and again. But that was a good thing, it really brought out the colour in the foliage, bark, rocks and lichen along the way.

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Friday Foray #1 New Town Rivulet  2 January 2015, Easy peasy lemon squeezy. One of the Greater Hobart Trails.

Walk: from Wellington Park to New Town Bay.

Food: at The Taste 2015.

Seven of us set out, leaving a vehicle at New Town Bay to ferry drivers back to Wellington Park to collect vehicles left at the starting point. What a great walk – babbling rivulet, milk factory, sculpture trail, parks, disused castle, interesting homes, alpacas, fellow walkers, fossils  (not us!), dogs, doors, follies, graffiti, great food at The Taste of Tasmania 2015.

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