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(Tassie Trip) Day 8 – Deloraine & Devonport

October 21, 2015

Day 8 and we sadly had to leave our gorgeous B&B in Launceston and start heading to Stanley where we would be spending the night.

We stopped briefly at Deloraine to pick up a morning coffee and as we pulled up in the main street my breath was taken away by the trees that lined the street.  So as I stood outside the car,  I took this one photograph – of the trees of course!  They looked so beautiful!  Am I the only autumn leaves and tree nut around?

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deloraine, tasmania, australia, trees
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/8  Shutter Speed: 1/250s

Deloraine is a gorgeous riverside town with a historic streetscape classified by the National Trust.  It’s set in the foothills of the Great Western Tiers mountain range, with a population of around 2,000 which swells by approximately another 30,000 when Australia’s biggest working craft fair comes to town every November. Outside of festival time, arts and crafts still dominate with the town’s many local galleries, craft shops and antique stores.

After coffee we set off again and eventually arrived at Devonport where we decided to stop for morning tea.   We had a quick look around and I took a little time to snap some photographs of the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ and a couple around the city streets.

spirit of tasmania, devonport, australia
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/160s

spirit of tasmania, devonport, australia
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/160s

devonport, tasmania, australia
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/60s

devonport, tasmania, australia
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/180s

devonport, tasmania, australia
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/125s

devonport, tasmania, australia
Camera Settings – Lens: 50mm  ISO: 200  Aperture: F/11  Shutter Speed: 1/320s

Devonport is a coastal city of 25,000 people situated in the centre of Tasmania’s North Coast. With a modern airport and the Bass Strait ferry terminal linking the city to Melbourne, Devonport is an arrival point for a large number of visitors to Tasmania each year.

The next Tassie Trip post will be photographs taken at the gorgeous little seaside town of Penguin, another stop we made on the way to Stanley.

Here’s where you can catch up on our Tassie trip so far:  Day 1 – Hobart, Day 2 – MONA – Hobart, Day 3 – Richmond, Day 4 – Port Arthur, Day 5 – Bicheno, Day 5 – Wineglass Bay, Day 5 – Sleepy Bay, Day 5 – Cape Tourville, Day 5 – St Mary’s, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: Binalong Bay, Day 6 – Bay of Fires: The Gardens, Day 6 – Pyengana Cows, Day 6 – St Columba Falls, Day 7 – Launceston – where we Stayed, Day 7 – City of Launceston and Day 7 – Launceston’s Cataract Gorge!

Ciao for now,

Min-Signature

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  • PatrickC October 21, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Min, another great series of photos documenting your journey.

    I am a lover of the colours of Autumn as well and your photo of the tree is brilliant. I also really like the colours in the building facades in Devonport.

    The last photo in the mall very much captures the relaxed atmosphere in that little city that I have enjoyed several times.

    Thanks again for sharing your art.

    Ciao

    Patrick

    • Min October 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Thanks Patrick. I think it’s quite obvious that I’m a bit obsessed with trees and autumn leaves lol. I suppose it comes from being a Brisbane girl where we don’t get such things (or rarely anyway). I don’t think these photo’s are particularly special at all. They were snapped quickly with the lens I happened to have on my camera at the time while we quickly grabbed a coffee. Just couldn’t bare to be in a place and have no record of it 🙂

  • Lydia c lee October 21, 2015 at 10:52 am

    We’ve not been but it’s high on the list!!! I think I say that everytime you post on it…

    • Min October 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

      Yes I think you do! LOL

  • Lyndall October 21, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Hi Min – I love the autumn colours too, such beautiful variations. Deloraine sounds like an interesting place to vist 🙂

    • Min October 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Ahhh autumn colours – they make me happy! Glad you like them too Lyndall! Deloraine does sound like an interesting place doesn’t it?! Shame we were just passing through. Next time I might stay there for a day or two or three…. 😉

  • Kathy Marris October 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Lovely Min! I adore the colours of autumn leaves too. Devonport looks like the atypical portside town. I can’t wait to see it all! 🙂

    • Min October 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Kathy! I think it would be hard to not like all the beautiful colours of autumn leaves. We didn’t really have time for a very good look around Devonport but you definitely can’t miss The Spirit of Tasmania and I did make a point of having a quick look around the mall area of town. You’ll love Tassie – there’s a lot more to cover than you might think though!

  • Bumble Bee Mum October 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Nope, you are definitely not the only autumn tree lover around. I love them too! There’s a town called Penguin? Makes me wonder if there are penguins there. Looking forward to next week! #wednesdaywanderlust

    • Min October 21, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Yippee – I’m not so crazy after all! I adore autumn trees and leaves! Yes there is a town called Penguin in Tasmania. You will find out more soon 🙂

  • Alicia October 21, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    While we docked in Davenport we didn’t look around the town. We drove straight down to Hobart. We did explore along the coast to Stanley though before we left Tassie. I love the towns up that way, we stayed in Wynyard, and were there when the tulips were flowering.

    • Min October 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      We didn’t see too much of Devonport Alicia but I just had to have a bit of a quick walk around and snap a few photos. Isn’t Stanley just divine! My absolute favourite place in Tassie it was. Loved it there! We had lunch in Wynyard! Didn’t see any tulips though!

  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages October 22, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Geez 2000, to 30000 is a huge leap!

    Thanks for joining in #wednesdaywanderlust this week

    • Min October 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      I know – enormous leap isn’t it?! I think some of them must camp or have caravans – surely! 🙂

  • Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit October 23, 2015 at 9:36 am

    OMG those autumn trees!!!!!! To die for. TO DIE FOR!

    • Min October 23, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Bahaha – another autumn leaf tragic. Hooray! 🙂

  • stephanie@stephsjoy October 28, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I love Autumn colours, my favourite time of the year! The buildings in Devonport sure seem to be full of character!x