From Launceston, we’ve now driven up and down both sides of the Tamar Valley. Along the way, I’ve stopped the bus to record some particularly lovely or memorable sights.

Church in the Tamar Valley, Tasmania, December 2012
An older church built before electricity.

Red tall building in the Tamar River Valley, Tasmania, December 2012
I'm not sure what this tall building was — perhaps it was a signal for the river traffic.

Little chick in the Tamar Valley, Tasmania, December 2012
One day as I'm walking around near our bus, I notice this little chick sitting on the ground.

Aisha in the frothy sea, Greens Beach, Tasmania, December 2012
At the far north of the western side of the Tamar — at Greens Beach — the sea has whipped up a great amount of froth that proves irresistible to Aisha.

Country Road sign, Tamar Valley, Tasmania, December 2012
Yes, that's what we're on.

Lavender House, Rowella, Tasmania, December 2012
The rows of flowers at Lavender House in Rowella charm us with their scent.

Tamar River Valley, Tasmania, December 2012
Every now and again, we catch a sight of the Tamar, and its waters mirror the bright blue of the sky.

I’m not sure that we’re finished exploring this part of the country. I caught glimpses of other attractions as we drove past, and these memories are calling to me even as we drive away from them. However, that’s the beauty of Tasmania — the island is so small that we will be able to return easily enough and seek out new adventures on roads we’ve already travelled!