Friday, February 5, 2010

Some Tasmanian whimsies and Cradle Mountain National Park

I had never bought shoes in a delicatessen before but I did in Stanley, at the Providore 24, as the photo above illustrates.

The shop is listed as a delicatessen and it had wonderful sourdough bread brought in from Launceston and baked on the premises, cheeses, confectionary and many other delicacies as well as a wonderful array of shoes made in Maroochydore of all places. I had to resist several pairs choosing this smart little black number. Another lady was also trying on a pair at the same time.

The owner is not sure in which direction to go as the shoes are very popular. How about that for diversification?

These figures are made of papier mache by two artistic ladies on exhibtion at the Burnie Makers Gallery - a gallery devoted to the arts and crafts and industries of Burnie, at the newly built modernistic Visitors Centre.

The Dove Lake Track is a 2 hour walk around Dove Lake at the foot of Cradle Mountain. We did the walk and we had both good and bad fortune. Cradle Mountain (in the background) persisted in being enveloped in fog but the track was open and unencumbered. The previous week they were doing maintenance and only half the Lake was able to be walked instead of the complete loop being available. So, we counted ourselves lucky -no view of Cradle Mountain but we could do the Dove Lake walk.

Pencil Pine Falls in Cradle Mountain National Park.

I am resisting the urge to burden our blog viewers with waterfalls. Allow me just one of many.
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