12th February, 2012
the blue sky I made a walk to the Dove Lake. Then I bid farewell to
the Cradle Mountain National Park and drove northwards. The drive
went over the country and a saw some farms. They are about to harvest
the potatoes. I Stanley I stopped to go up to the Nut. The Nut is a
143 m high rock where you may walk. With a chairlift it goes steeply
up. And while walking at the top I could enjoy the great view. As it
was not very late yet, I decided to drive further along the north
coast. I stopped a Sister Beach. I enjoyed a bit this beautiful
beach, but to take a bath it is too cold for me, even as I changed
today the from long trousers to she short ones. My destination today
was Burnie. I did not go for sightseeing as it was already late
afternoon. I went a bit to the beach to enjoy the sun before the
clouds came out again.
11th February 2012
enjoyed breakfast viewing two grazing wallabies. Then I took the
shuttle bus until Dove Lake. There I hiked via Lake Lilla to Crater
Lake. As it was not very far from Marions Lookout, I also went up
there. The view over the lakes Lake Lilla, Dove Lake and Crater Lake
is gorgeous. To enjoy the view I had to pass a very steep section.
The steps were nearly to big for me and I had to pull myself on the
steel rope. Down the same way for about 30 minutes. Then I walked
down to Crater Lake and hiked further to Ronny Creek. The last part
was a boardwalk and there I saw a grazing wombat.
I took again the shuttle bus to another stop and walked to two
waterfalls. The Knyvet Falls can only been seen from the side. On the
way there was also a dam constructed by platypuses. I did not see any
animals as they only get out shortly before dawn.
the afternoon it got sunny. I walked for another our on the boardwalk
and enjoyed the nature. There were many lizards and I had to make
sure I did not step on one. As I wanted to look for wombat in the
later afternoon, I went first to the Devils at Cradle Park. There
they showed first a film about the Tasmanian devils. The animals are
endangered because many of them die due to a infectious face tumour.
I could even pet a devil, it has a fine fur. The Tasmanian Devils
seemed to be very relaxed and the keeper could go to them. Then it
started to rain slightly. It got stronger and I decided to go back to
the accommodation. As I arrived it was coming down in buckets.
10th February, 2012
a big brake I drove from Strahan to the Cradle Mountain National
Park. Just before noon I arrived there. First I visited the visitor
center. Here I learnt that there are shuttle busses in the park.
Cool, like this I can walk from one point to the next. First I took a
ride to Dove Lake. Like everywhere in the park, you need to write
down your intended way. So I can be sure they will search for me if
something happens. Then I started the hike around Dove Lake. Here you
can see Mount Cradle from each side of the lake. A beautiful path led
along the shore and through the forest. At the beginning I saw an
echinda, but it did not let itself disturb while having lunch. Due to
the black clouds, I decided to do small walks only. Along one of
those tracks I met a Wombat. It was thinking already in the afternoot
that it is now evening and was already about to get dinner. After
this short encounter it started raining and I returned. I drove to my
accommodation and found a hut with everything I need. The rain
stopped again I went for a walk into the park. I saw a few birds,
some of them of an to me so far unknown species, and a small wallaby.
While I was preparing the dinner, there was also a Wallaby grazing