Mission: Delivery Driver. That was the task that sent me to the far north west corner of Tasmania.
Queenstown, Zeehan, Strahan.....these are the towns of Tasmania's wildwest, and while I've always wanted to visit, I had never actually made it because, well, it's a bloody long way. So when asked to drive a few peeps to Corinna, a remote wilderness lodge, then drive the hire car back the next day how could I say no? I love a road trip. Music blaring, beautiful scenery,
It's no easy drive mind, windey roads, no over taking lanes, through breathtaking ancient wilderness and zig zagging across mountain ranges and moonscapes. A good six hours of arm steering workouts. On both legs of the journey I was on a tight schedule, trying to get to the Fatman Barge to cross the Pieman River by 5pm and the next day, get back to Hobart to return said hire car. There was no time to dawdle, properly adjust camera settings or really explore, but here are a few of my favourite snaps quickly taken on my superfast road trip. You get the general idea.
Although I did have time for an early morning kayak down the glassy Pieman River, (um, wow!), my favourite place was Queenstown, a crazy mining town filled with lovely old buildings needing some love. And I can't resist an old building needing some love...and spent the rest of the journey dreaming of Queenie's * hispter led recovery.
Peeps delivered, hire car returned on time, and a few towns ticked off my must see list. Mission accomplished.
*that's an actual economic thing now
Peeps delivered and waiting for the Fatman Barge on the Pieman River
lodgings at Corinna
A slight detour to check out Granville Harbour