In January I flew to Launceston with my touring bike and headed off on a two week adventure on the east coast of Tasmania. I first headed north of Launceston, spent a few nights on the coast then came inland to reach the east coast. I took my time riding down, stopping at all the towns and exploring their surroundings (when I had the energy to do so!). I also took the ferry to Maria Island where I spend two days walking and resting, embraced by the calmness of the island. My last day of cycling from Richmond to Hobart was cancelled because of a weather warning for flash floods..I was lucky to be picked up by some lovely folk and driven with my bike the final 20kms to Hobart town.
I spent the days cycling and camped in my tent each night, usually by the beach. I saw the full moon rise over the ocean at sunset and watched it progressively waning from that night onwards. I saw the sun rise and set each day…My hope for the trip was to spend as much time as possible outside, which I can happily say I did.
In January I hiked the Overland Track with a group of friends. The track heads south from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Claire in Tasmania…it was a truly wonderful 7 days walking in the bush!
To start off the new year I took 6 days to ride along the east coast of Tasmania from Hobart to Launceston. It was a beautiful ride with a perfect mixture of coast and mountains. I only took my 35mm camera with me and had it in my handlebar bag. All photographs captured with Kodak Portra 400 film.
Here are some photographs from Flinders Island captured on 120 Black and White film. This film was shot over two different walks I did; one along the West coast when it was an extremely windy day and the other along a stream at the base of Mt Strzelecki. This film was captured in my first few days of arriving on the island.
Here are a few drawings that I made whilst on Flinders Island.
This was my first attempt at using my hands to depict the experiences I encountered. Some I drew from memory after the event, but mainly I took the time, sat down and sketched what I saw directly.