We enjoyed a trip to Cradle Mountain today. We actually tried to go last week but the road was closed due to snow. Todays weather was much better. There was still a bit of snow on the ground from last week but the roads were totally clear. The mountain itself was magnificent with a good covering of snow, brilliant white in the sunshine. You may like to see a photo but.... guess what? I left my camera at home. Have you ever noticed that there is a direct relationship between the distance from your camera and your chances of seeing something interesting. Today we seen at close hand Red-necked wallabies and a wombat just a few metres away. The others seen a possum sticking it's head out of a hole in an old myrtle tree. Aside from the usual friendly Black Currawongs, there was also a flock of Green Rosellas and Yellow throated honeyeater flitting about, landing just in front of me and actually begging me to take a photo. Oh well - there's always next time :-) At least I scored some good memories and a copy of the book "Fungi Down Under" from the park shop.
For now I'll just have to show a couple of photos I took last October.
Cradle Mountain a a cloudier day last October.
Black Currawong at Dove Lake (Cradle Mountain) last October
Tasmanian Native Hen at Dove Lake (Cradle Mountain) last October