When i took this shot it was very dry in Richmond, East of Hobart and irrigation was necessary for anything much to grow. We have had some rain recently so hopefully things have eased a little.
At various points in the history of Hobart there were fears of invasion. At one time it was the French and another the Russians. I am not sure how realistic the fears were but it lead to the building of a network of gun batteries to defend the city including Bellerive shown in the picture.. None ever fired a shot in anger.
This is the remains of Farleys Road in the former suburb of Merton that i featured yesterday. It was a cobbled road once and now part of the Merton Fire Trail
Several weeks ago i read an article in the Sunday Tasmanian about the former suburb of Melton. It was located out the back of Glenorchy and home for up to 500 people in its heyday but was cleared out and demolished in the 1960s with the development of a water catchment. All that remains is some old stairs (above), foundations and the remains of a cobbled road (tomorrow’s update)