Our last afternoon in Tasmania was spent at Sandy Bay, Hobart. We were really just looking for some waterfront to have a look at all of the yachts that we could see from afar. Getting to the water was not easy, with difficult parking and small roads and cul-de-sacs. We ended up at Sandy Bay and this is what we saw!
Sandy Bay, Hobart
That was quite a buzz. Again, we had great weather, clear skies and beautiful photography possible. Lots of boats.
Sandy Bay, Hobart
Sandy Bay again
Redlands Estate, established in 1819. “What was once the most productive farm in Tasmania is now home to one of two ‘paddock to bottle’ single malt whisky distilleries in the world.” We really enjoyed our visit to Redlands. We explored the historic gardens, ponds, canals, old bakehouse, stables (home of two Hobart Cup winners) and outbuildings. This is a place we would be happy to return to again and again, friendly proprietors and lovely ambience.
We looked in vain for platypus, but what a beautiful setting. Apparently there are many platypus’ at Redlands, they were hiding the day that we visited, but the grounds were so lovely, green and damp that just searching for them was enjoyable.
Looking straight down
Men At Work
We watched a man being winched all the way down to the bottom of the dam, and then noticed that there were some others already on the ground at the bottom, we couldn’t work out what they were doing. An impressive piece of engineering, but nothing will ever bring back all of the trees and animals that lost their lives for the sake of this monstrosity! Now they have even done feasibility studies into draining the dam and working out how long it will take for the land to return to its original condition – as if that would ever be possible.
Lake Pedder 1
Lake Pedder 2
Camping at Ted’s Beach
We camped for one night at Ted’s Beach on our way to Gordon Dam. Nestled on the shore of Lake Pedder, a beautiful spot specifically designed to become a beach when Lake Pedder was dammed.
The next morning the lake was calm and beautiful.
Early morning at Ted’s Beach
Morning View at Ted’s Beach
And as the sun warmed the mist up….
Motorhome at Ted’s Beach