Overland Track Day 2: Barn Bluff to Pine Forest Moor

21 August 2017, Overland Track, Tasmania

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Australia, Barn Bluff, Landscape, Nature, Overland Track, Photography, Pine Forest Moor, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness

This was another long day, not as brutal as the previous one, but the weather had closed in.

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Australia, Barn Bluff, Landscape, Nature, Overland Track, Photography, Pine Forest Moor, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness .

It’s not long ago but my memory is hazy (much like the weather).  I remember that this was a day of continuous rain and the next day was snowing all day but from the images it looks as though it were the other way around.

Consequently I took very few photographs on either day because keeping my equipment dry was an issue – just ten on this day and nine on the next.

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Australia, Barn Bluff, Landscape, Nature, Overland Track, Photography, Pine Forest Moor, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness

Here we are walking through open eucalypt heathland…

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Australia, Barn Bluff, Landscape, Nature, Overland Track, Photography, Pine Forest Moor, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness

… and this is myrtal beech rainforest with I think a myrtal beech on the right.

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Australia, Barn Bluff, Landscape, Nature, Overland Track, Photography, Pine Forest Moor, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness

It looks like rain here and I furtively poked the camera out to try to capture a feel of the context.

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Australia, Barn Bluff, Landscape, Nature, Overland Track, Photography, Pine Forest Moor, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness

Lots of snow in many places but the terrain was more gentle and no falling off the boardwalks any more.

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Australia, Barn Bluff, Landscape, Nature, Overland Track, Photography, Pine Forest Moor, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness

Plants grow wherever they can in the rainforest…

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Australia, Barn Bluff, Landscape, Nature, Overland Track, Photography, Pine Forest Moor, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness

… and even a clump of lichen may have snow on top of it.

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Australia, Barn Bluff, Landscape, Nature, Overland Track, Photography, Pine Forest Moor, Tasmania, Travel, Wilderness

Laying down to spend a night at a random place along the trail would not have been the best of ideas, but we had the great luxury of wonderful meals cooked for us, hot showers and a drying room every night.

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2 comments on “Overland Track Day 2: Barn Bluff to Pine Forest Moor

  1. Robert Hayes says:

    You’re right. Nasty weather. That is really dense woods, makes me wonder why.

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