This afternoon we wandered around the old living quarters of convicts who mined coal along the shore of Norfolk Bay.
Then on to Eaglehawk Neck to view the coastline from a higher vantage point.
The weather was forecast earlier this week to be overcast and rainy, but it came good with enough wind to let the sun shine through. Here are some landscape highlights from coastal scenes to a mid-afternoon walk around the top of an old volcanic plug.
Marrawah at the start of the Takine Drive
Arthur River and Edge of the World
near Kanunnah Bridge upstream on the Arthur River
We took the chairlift up to The Nut which stands above the town of Stanley. and walked down because the lift closed before our descent. A new and temporary feature of this blog is “Where’s Bec?”, brought to you via a current family joke. Normal service will resume when she is far enough away again to do me no harm.
We seem to have spent as much time watching others achieve the seemingly impossible and/or wreck axles, side panels and radiators than making our own crossings on the Overland Telegraph Track. The Jardine River crossing by ferry has been the least stressful of all thus far.
Here is a selection documenting our own attempts and those of others.
A few highlights from today.
Tracking down more street art murals. In this mix is Brother and Sister on a Swing and Children Playing Basketball by Louis Gan, a Penang-born artist and The Real Bruce Lee Would Never Do This, a piece from the 101 Lost Kittens project.
If you happen to be walking down near the wharves, it’s not hard to tell that a new cruise liner has arrived in town.
And a Georgian house, restored to its early 19th century state. The restaurant upstairs in Suffolk House caters for lunches and afternoon teas.