Sunday 1 January 2012

A new year — a new place

and lots of new possibilities …

One of my favourite camping spots in Tasmania is the historic town of Oatlands, just off the Heritage Highway which runs between Launceston and Hobart.

Oatlands is a quaint colonial town with lots of Georgian buildings, dry-stone walls, cottages and of course the Callington Mill.

The town provides a beautiful freedom camping area right on the banks of Lake Dulverton which is a fly fisherman's paradise as the lake is regularly stocked with trout by Fisheries Tasmania.  Last evening Jim, one of the locals, caught this magnificent 4.4lb (gutted) trout.
Lake Dulverton has many faces ranging from warm and sunny to blustery days with dark menacing skies.

And you see all kinds of sights here — never a dull moment.

Just a walkin' … the sheep; but don't worry dogs get a look in as well.