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Lovely mild, sunny day here today so we decided to go to the small town of Longford, a very nice "older" town about 95 km from Devonport.  We went on the  Heritage Walk then had lunch in the pub.  

https://www.ourtasmania.com.au/launceston/longford-walk.html

In the afternoon we visited Brickenden House and gardens near Longford.

https://brickendon.com.au/attractions

A very nice day out.  😀

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A couple of friends and I went for afternoon tea in Longford.   After that we visited Woolmers Estate and rose garden.  Thomas Archer migrated from Hertfordshire in 1812 and after working in Sydney he moved to Tasmania.  He acquired a huge amount of land and built a large house in 1819 and made a formal garden.  The garden is open to the public.

 

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37 minutes ago, Toots said:

A couple of friends and I went for afternoon tea in Longford.   After that we visited Woolmers Estate and rose garden.  Thomas Archer migrated from Hertfordshire in 1812 and after working in Sydney he moved to Tasmania.  He acquired a huge amount of land and built a large house in 1819 and made a formal garden.  The garden is open to the public.

 

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The house looks beautiful. Looks great where the roofline of the tiles and tin roof join. Love a tin roof.

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We have just returned from a few days on the east coast.  The weather has been perfect and this is the little cottage - built 1860 - we stayed in.  Not many tourists around    ..............  though quite a few cars with Qld number plates.  The border is opening to all mainland states on the 15th.  All tourists must be fully vaccinated.

 

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Two lovely old houses in the Meander Valley.  Girls' day out.  We had brunch in the first one and Devonshire tea in the 2nd one. Won't need dinner tonight.

 

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For the next few days we are based in the little town of Waratah (population 245) as we will be walking and exploring in the Savage River National Park and the Tarkine Wilderness.  So beautiful and almost other worldly.  All you can hear are birds and running water. 

WARATAH

 

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We had a lovely lunch today in a local restaurant.  Prem's Seafood Bar and Grill is owned by a young couple who live round the corner from us.  Prem was adopted from a Sri Lankan orphanage by a Tasmanian couple when he was 3 years old and his wife is from Lithuania.  He has always had an interest in acting and singing and did a bit of that for a few years in Sydney.  He also does voluntary work with youth mental health.  I don't know how he finds the time as they are also parents of three very young children.  

 

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We spent a couple of hours on this lovely autumn day in a large public garden near Burnie.

 

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14 hours ago, Toots said:

We spent a couple of hours on this lovely autumn day in a large public garden near Burnie.

Especially beautiful at this time of year.  Also in spring when the rhododendrons are flowering. 

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43 minutes ago, Skani said:

Especially beautiful at this time of year.  Also in spring when the rhododendrons are flowering. 

 

Friends were in Hobart last weekend and they said your Botanical Gardens are looking lovely.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Toots said:

Friends were in Hobart last weekend and they said your Botanical Gardens are looking lovely.

Yes, I was thinking only yesterday that it would be a great place for an autumnal stroll at the moment. 

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Visiting friends near the little town of Wilmot.  Stopping in Sheffield on the way home.  Good views of Mount Roland.

 

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