this section of st marys rivulet runs parallel to the main street; it flows behind the public library and various other buildings in a loop between two bridges
this photo shows the river in idyllic and peaceful mood, but after heavy rains it can become a raging torrent
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the view from our front porch early one evening
[a grandstand view]
one day we decided to drive over roses tier (behind ben lomond) to get to st marys from launceston
i tried to capture this first-time experience with my mobile phone from a moving car
try to imagine being on the trip yourself while watching this
please note that the above slideshow is about the experience rather than the photography
having said that, next time i’ll remember to take my camera
Following on from my post about a
, I thought I’d share these photos: wombat
a giant gum tree –
a blackwood tree –
and a view of Mt. Elephant –
These were all taken on our block of land near St. Marys – I guess it’s not hard to see why we’ve decided to put down roots here! (And yes, that is the owner of the
in the above photo …) 1949 Anglia Tourer
In 2010, we decided to live permanently in/near St Marys.
We bought a block of land as a symbol of our commitment – half bush, and half paddock.
One of the things that ‘sold’ this land to us was finding a wombat burrow!
Later, when we levelled a site for our new shed, we found wombat footprints in the clay …
[I’ve enhanced the photo digitally so the footprints show up more clearly.]
Here is a photo of a Tasmanian wombat that I took in 2009 – not on our block, but on Maria Island:
One day, I hope to photograph ‘our’ wombat …
In St. Marys and the wider ‘valleys’ area, you can find lots of old buildings and other features which hint at the richness of history in the area. There’s even a
historical society, and (soon) a museum!
[photos by members of
Greater Esk Tourism committee]
St. Marys, a country town in the island state of Tasmania, is a great place to visit!
Why not come and stay for a few days? You can see beautiful natural attractions, select accommodation to suit your taste and budget, and enjoy some meals out as well (no washing up).
To find out more:
Accommodation – click here
Eating places – click here
Attractions – click here
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