Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday, Oct 10th, Derwent Bridge


If Tasmania is described as looking from space like a big heart, then we’re about center left (where the right atrium meets the right ventricle).  The town is called Derwent Bridge, and it’s famous for three things: the end of the 65-kilometer overland trail across Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park from Ronnie Creek (where we were yesterday); the home of Greg Duncan, whose “Wall” of sculpted wooden carvings is becoming a huge tourist attraction; and the site of Tasmania’s oldest rocks (1.45 billion years along Lyell Road). 

We’re spending the night at 14785 Lyell Road at the Derwent Bridge Cottages, earlier today met hikers finishing the trek while we had ice cream at the National Park headquarters, and just got back from Greg Duncan’s amazing studio. 

Building over a decade his 100-meter long, three-meter high, Huon pine tribute to the people and industries which contributed to the area’s history, Duncan has redefined wood-carving to present DaVinci-quality figures, tools, and materials. 

Here is a link to he photos we took today.
Saturday, Oct 10th, Derwent Bridge.

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