Water in two forms

Sunday, March 24th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Today’s leg of our Tasmania road trip started with water in one form, and then ended with water in another form.

The first form was the ocean, which we followed from Arthur River through Couta Rocks to Temma. We were surpised by how many coastal ’shacks’ there were, most quite substantial and a few with slips for fishing boats.

Steps out

Big and small

After leaving the coast we followed the Western Explorer Highway south through a variety of environments before arriving at Corrina with its ferry across the Pieman River.

How to get on barge

The remainder of the day was dominated by dams and power stations, of course with their water in a stored form. There were a number of them, including one that diverted water through a tunnel from one river system into a reservoir on another river system.

Below the dam

Road, rail and reflection

Access and drainage adit

At one point we stopped at a lookout, one that was in need of some upkeep, a situation that we have often found.

Upkeep needed

Tomorrow we are off to Montezuma Falls (the highest in Tasmania) and then mining history at Zeehan.

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