Lyn was our intrepid organiser for our group of 11, what a challenge. We were: Lyn, Philip, Kat, Di, Robert, Angie, Gerwyn, Wayne, Bob, Gary and Rachel. Five and a half bedrooms were created in a big beach house on Gardiners Rd (a big thankyou to Bob for sacrificing your privacy for two nights!).We arrived at lunchtime on day 1 and worked off the travel stiffness with a walk eastwards along Greens Beach towards the top of the Tamar River. Great views across the river to Low Head and Georgetown.
Then followed delicious desserts! The fire pit was popular too.
Bob's plan was to tackle the Devil's Throne track, but the weather was against us, with low clouds, winds, drizzle and it was cold! We decided to drop down a little, out of the clouds hopefully, and do the Organpipes Track instead. The group today was Bob, Kat, Philip, Angie, Min, Lyn and Di.
The first task was organising the car shuffle, so that we only had to the do the track in one direction. Several discussions later :) it was done, and we were all at the Chalet, getting ready to go.
The track has been upgraded by the City of Hobart, with excellent stonework and drainage. The walking was easy and dry.
The plants and trees are so pretty. All the mountain berries seemed to be on display. Birds heard or spotted included: Grey Fantail, Cockatoo, Eastern Spinebill.
|E. coccifera in the rain|
We caught some views in between the drifting clouds.
The organpipes looked awesome, as usual.
The lower we got, the better the weather seemed, but water was pouring off the mountain.
We reached The Springs, and settled at a picnic table to have our sandwiches. Then we discovered that the Lost Freight cafe not only provides coffee in proper ceramic cups, but also does table service. Wow. Highly recommended!