The team | View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Tue May 23, 2017 10:33 pm



Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
 Tasmania and Victoria 
Author Message
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:58 am
Posts: 948
Post Tasmania and Victoria
You can take a car ferry across Bass Strait but parking is somewhat tight.

Image

Some photos of Dicksonia antarctica in northern Tassie, along with some scenic shots:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

the harbour at Devonport

Image

returning to Victoria, I visited the Dandenong Ranges where C. australis and D. antartica were equally common ( unlike Tassie ):

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Eucalyptus obliqua

Image

Image

E. regnans

Image

Other huge eucs, perhaps E. viminalis or E. cypellocarpa

Image

Image

kitsch

Image

Image

regenerating snowgums at Lake Mountain, 1,400m

Image


Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:18 am
Profile

Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:17 pm
Posts: 831
Location: Scotland
Post Re: Tasmania and Victoria
Thanks for those Phil.

My wife and I watched "The Kettering Incident" recently and that was filmed down in Tasmania.

It felt like a "down under" X Files set amongst some amazing trees, ferns and landscape!


Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:58 am
Profile

Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:06 pm
Posts: 534
Location: Telford UK
Post Re: Tasmania and Victoria
What stunning places. My nan always used to harp on about the Dandenongs. Now I see what she means.


Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:15 pm
Profile

Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:01 pm
Posts: 310
Location: Maryland, USA
Post Re: Tasmania and Victoria
Great photos!
I'm nobody's nan but I'm going to be harping on about the Dandenongs for a while, too. They are less geographically impressive than the Blue Mountains for sure, but the area has a certain memorable "Je ne sais quoi". I think the misty, drizzly, changeable weather I had might have contributed. Or maybe just because my ground trip officially started with a drive to Olinda, I came the closest to experiencing a sort of horticultural Stendhal syndrome there haha.


Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:12 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:58 am
Posts: 948
Post Re: Tasmania and Victoria
That was largely because of the rhodos I'm guessing. I didn't have time to visit the Rhododendron Gardens.
Annoyingly, I couldn't see any view from Mt Dandenong because of persistent fog and smoke haze.


Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:49 am
Profile

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:52 pm
Posts: 7434
Location: Hayward- S.F. Bay area Ca.
Post Re: Tasmania and Victoria
Great photos Phil. Seeing them in habitat is inspiring. Makes me try harder. Anybody know the fern on the DA in photo .023?


Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:05 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:58 am
Posts: 948
Post Re: Tasmania and Victoria
Stan, most likely Microsorum pustulatum


Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:26 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Nick Macer and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.