Thoughts on Location No 32

Devonport, North West Coast, Tasmania

Our last port of call before heading back to the mainland.

Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
Mersey Bluff Lighthouse

Devonport is the major regional centre of the north western part of the Tasmania and it is sad to admit that reaching Devonport meant our Tasmanian adventure had come to an end. We have had a fantastic time touring around the island and certainly hope this is not the last time we have the pleasure of doing so.

We stayed at the Mersey Bluff Caravan Park nestled at the foot of Mersey Bluff itself, a terrific spot to watch the setting sun as it turned out, also where you find a wonderful lighthouse with striking vertical stripes on the seaward side. (The other side of the lighthouse is all white.)

We spent two nights watching the sun set on the water, something we don’t get to see living on the east coast of Australia. We certainly have ample opportunities to watch the sun rising across the ocean, so watching the day end with the sun disappearing into the water beyond the horizon is a treat.

As our adventure continues and we eventually find ourselves in Western Australia, we’ll have more ocean sunsets than we will know what to do with.

But in the meantime, here’s a selection of the sunset photos we took in Tasmania.

By the time you read this we will be aboard the Spirit of Tasmania and cruising somewhere in the Bass Strait, heading back to Melbourne, and from there we are heading to another house sitting job we’ve been offered near Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales. Somewhere for us to hunker down for the winter.


Author: Clare

Ever expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

16 thoughts

  1. Just catching up on your past photos. Amazing photo of the moon .
    While we were in Melbourne we caught up with friends of friends who travelled over from Devonport on the 23rd with their caravan and bikes, Noel and Cathy. Maybe you met them on your trip They are heading north away from the cold . Your next 3 months sound idyllic just as in St Helens.


  2. Nice! I used to live in Devonport, many decades ago.
    Good to see you’re happy campers and your adventure is a grand one!


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