Hello and welcome back for more of our travels....
This was a scenic view on the road to Queenstown Tassie after leaving Strahan
Wonderful low lying cloud over the mountains ☺
And here is where we are going to see a steam train, which we visited 3 years ago but did not go on the trip
Huge shed with plenty of carriages
The 2 carriages which would be taking us on the 4 hour return trip
The engine steaming up for the haul
A third of the way along this trip they topped up with water as this trip is very steep further along
Another top up and then the train
Attaches itself to the rack.....the train has a third set of wheels down the middle and then it gets pulled along as well as steaming along
Part of the King river
The man doing some filming
The other side of this bridge looking back
Little train house
At one of the stations some of the people had a go at panning for gold ☺
Nice close shot of this neat little engine.....
Shiney and steaming
One shot taken from my seat on the train travelling up
Inside of our carriage
At another station I went on the bridge and took this looking back down at the train and carriages
There is the Rack where the train was connected to and more ahead of this station
Topping up again
This little boy had the best day and can imagine he will remember for a long time....he even got to wave the green flag to get the train to go again....
King river way down below us
At the final station we took a walk around to have look
And here is a replica trestle bridge where we went across
More of the river after us descending down to this last station
And here comes the train backwards
One of the guys pushing the train around
And the other driver was a girl pushing with all her might too ☺
Ready to board for the return trip back
Toot toot and goodbye little engine ☺☺
Queenstown more info here is surrounded by lots of mountains and certainly can have snow here anytime through the year.....
The road trip now to Hobart information where we will be staying for a week
Lots of road climbing here but the day was beautiful
And the sunny girls enjoyed that sun....
A lake which looked pretty with the surrounding mountains, we think is called Lake Burbury
And today Saturday morning we went to this busy market right in Hobart
market information too much for me to type, there is heaps to see and do ☺☺
Oh yeah it was busy busy......
And would you believe hot.....29 degrees Celsius.....
This busker played the bagpipes and got very hot towards the end and breathless lol We saw him later in the middle of the city playing a violin
There was even a cow playing the guitar lol
What about this boat/catamaran you can sit on sheep lol, it sure gave me a good giggle
Off it goes and we may get a chance on this but don't know about me sitting on the sheep lol
And after 4 hours of walking around we reckon we deserved 2 low carb beers....cheers to you all out there.....the weather is now cold hours later but still the afternoon and now 18 degrees Celsius...
Hope you enjoyed your visit here and see you again soon xoxo