Got a late start and headed to the nearest café for our usual Saturday morning break and read of the weekend paper. Stopped at the 13 to the Dozen bakery, but the staff member was the most depressing person on earth and we couldn’t wait to get out of there.
One thing the Real Estate Agent mentioned to us about the town of Wynyard, with a population of 5,500, is that half the town are in the religious category with a few out their churches, and the rest are the drinkers. I think we’d fit into the latter category? What do you think? So we ended up at JC’s Café with a quote from the bible on the bottom of the board outside the door… JC – say no more. But the owner was lovely and very chatty. Made great toasties and good fair trade coffee!
Decided since we had to be back on Tuesday morning for Midget at the vet, we should get out of town for a day or so. So we headed a few kilometres up the road to Boat Harbour Beach. What a gorgeous spot. Stunning white sandy beaches, a fabulous café and not a boat in sight? Though we did see a couple of kayaks and a windsurfer…
The beach was busy with locals enjoying the hot sun. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the café as well as a fine bottle of Tasmanian Champers – 42o South. It was very tasty. Midget was busting her gut to get down on the beach to play with the crazy ball mad kelpie who had been running up and down the beach looking for people willing to throw the ball for him. Midget was carrying on like her throat was cut as she wasn’t able to join in. Whilst we finished of lunch and I enjoyed a delicious Mango & Passionfruit Crème Brule, we noticed the vet having lunch with his wife and mother at the other end of the café. You can run but you can’t hide in this town!
After Midget got a great swim in and cooled off, we returned to the car where the temperature gauge read 39o in the sun as the outside temperature.
Headed out to Mawbanna, where we’d been recommended not by one, but two different people to visit the Water Wheel Creek. There is a great wood turner, train, cafe and its supposed to be all very interesting. We arrived 10 minutes before closing, so decided we should check out the waterfall and tall tree. Found the fabulous rainforest full of tree ferns. It never ceases to amaze me how incredible our natural environment is in this fine country of ours. Rainforest in Tassie! Who would have thought? We viewed the fabulous Browntop Stringybark, or Eucalyptus Obliqua for those more botanically minded. It being 62m tall and 16m diameter around its base! It was phenomenal to see such giant trees, and given we’d passed many a Forestry Tasmania plantations on the drive out, even more the amazing!
Spent the night in the car park of this dog friendly paradise…