Friday 15 July 2016, Snow last week, Floods this week; winter in the Huon isn’t dull. Photos don’t do it justice but in our 10 years here we haven’t seen this much water go past at a fast pace – complete with big logs hurtling by.
After a very windy night we took a stroll around the property to check on fences and water ways. Lots of snow surrounding our friend’s house high on the hill behind us, but no snow settled on our place. 😦
The Huon river is high but not threatening the banks, but it is the muddiest we have ever seen it. Our little waterways running thru the paddocks are really burbling along at a pace, and the fences needed only bark and twigs removed. Thankfully the only tree down is across the road, and it fell away from us, thank you Mother Nature.
The lambs next door seem to be enjoying the weather, getting frequent little nips of milk from Mum.
Leaving our fog enshrined valley we ventured over the hill and along Sandfly road to find the Margate Rivulet Track bathed in sunshine. A nice little 4km ramble over and along the water, through paddocks and back along a road, to be re-nourished by Jam and Bread in Margate.
What a beautiful day for a walk – breezy, cool, and close to home, and a welcome escape from The Election!. Perfect. I joined Andrew on a walk up the hill behind their property, She Oak Hill I think it is called. Some terrific views across the valley, to the West and North, one wallaby, lots of wombat poo and a couple of nesting bush quails. And as we returned to Steve’s fantastic tea and muffins 4 eagles hovered overhead, magic. Thank you Andrew.