Autumn Colours Around Launceston

Robin Boyle International, Tamar, Tasmania, Travel

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Our recent visit to Olive’s Cottage was at the end of April. The camellias along the front fence must have been magnificent a week or two before, but there was still a spectacular carpet of petals to be seen. In the rest of the cottage garden the leaves on the quince, plum and cherry trees were about to turn.

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With autumn colours abounding, we planned a drive through some of the nearby historic villages. We started by heading to Perth, just south of Launceston, for lunch. A cafe in an old church, Ut Si Cafe and Art Gallery specialises in its own and local produce. It had been recommended to us by a number of people as an example of the high quality food outlets to be found in the smaller settlements these days. From Perth we headed to Longford, then to Carrick and Hadspen, before returning to Windermere in the late afternoon. Following are some of the highlights of the day.

Passing through Launceston:

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Ut Si Cafe:

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Perth and Longford – Front gardens

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Carrick and nearby:

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Entally and Hadspen:

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Afternoon light under the plum tree at Olive’s Cottage:

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