On the windy northern coast of Tasmania
is found Narawntapu NP
the first NP to adopt the original indigenous name in Tasmania (previously Asbestos NP)
I couldn’t quite fathom the vast sky and vista
the golden glowing grass and wind whipped waterways
with mountains framing the blowing landscape
scrubby bush and swampy grass hillocky plains
i simply circled the sky with my eyes and mind wide
and my goodness
in the long golden sunset
i had made a wish on the journey over to please please
let me see a wombat, a live healthy wombat please, even just one please!
for the first time in the wild.
well lady! not one but many
including a mama and baby who waddled past our bus!
the baby comically bumped into mothers buttocks when it got surprised by our presence!
we heard from jackie french the way to approach is slowly and singing
as they are so short sighted if they can hear you they will not run in surprise
we where able to get very close to some of these lovely big land koalas
joy for us all
the birdlife and the wetlands and the tiger snake! are also stunning
Lily and I had a date with our visual diaries in the bird hide
I so enjoying drawing simple black ink water plants and landscape
an exulting multitude of wildlife