Yesterday we all got a bit restless in the afternoon. School holidays are drawing to a close in Tasmania and after nearly two and a half weeks of keeping constant company with one another, things are starting to get a little tricky. Yesterday afternoon the troops were starting to fight and I was getting sick of the frequent requests for food and statements of boredom so I instructed the kids to put on jumpers and shoes and hop in the car because we were going on an adventure. Of course I had no idea of our destination, but they weren’t to know that!
The afternoon light was spectacular so I headed towards the Channel so we could spend the last of the daylight hours watching the pink sky reflected in its calm waters. We turned down a road not yet travelled and found ourselves at “Dave Burrow’s Track” on the shores of Margate. In a second our afternoon was saved from in fighting and television screens. Fresh air, lots of room to run and a tranquil setting for mum proved to be just what the doctor ordered.
We started by investigating the fishermen’s buckets on the concrete jetty at the centre of the walking track. One family were entertaining themselves luring baby fish into a net with bits of stale bread. BINGO! My kids would have happily watched that all afternoon. I however was keen to wander a bit.
The photos that follow were taken on my iphone and have been given no treatment. To me the scene was picture perfect. Autumn is putting on a spectacular show and we are cherishing the mild days knowing, in the not too distant future, a long winter will descend and the great outdoors won’t be quite so appealing.
If you are looking for some good family friendly walks around Hobart, this link to Parks and Wildlife’s top 60 short walks should help.