Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cradle Mountain

The lovely mrs tff and I just got back from two delightful weeks in Tasmania. It is a fantastic place: only about 500,000 permanent inhabitants (but about double that in tourist visitors, most of them grey nomads!); wonderful weather; exquisite scenery; and they do wine and food really well (mostly).

We stayed at Cradle Mountain Lodge for a few days. I don't know whether we stayed in the KRudd Kabin or not, but it was delightful. We had a pademelon who visited us every day - she seemed to expect admittance, but having experienced having a possum inside a house, we had no desire to let her in. But she was cute!
pademelon by tff

When she wasn't looking at us plaintively, she enjoyed cleaning herself in the sun, and here she is (above) doing just that.

We also managed to do a bit of walking - there are delightful walks, both short and long, at Cradle Mountain. Here are a couple of images from the Tasmanian bush.
cradle mountain by tff

falls by tff

It's going to be hard adjusting to the real world again!