Going places!

Cradle Mountain by Naomi Petrack

Cradle Mountain by Naomi Petrack


I have been going through my old photos and moving them to a new drive. I do feel slightly uncomfortable not having print-outs or negatives. I am guessing I am not alone in this feeling. Of course people take so many more photos these days and it would take a room to store mine all printed out by the end of my career… Maybe sooner? But they are my legacy! A visual diary of a life lived! Really interesting for others to study in a 100 years time. My descendants maybe?

Anyhow, I came across this one. I actually sold a version some years back to be used in a brochure! I love it. The girls are tweens now. Time just flies! But it is also relevant to our lives now as we currently pack to travel for a few weeks. Unlike so many other families we know we will be staying in Australia. Probably spending twice as much by doing this but we have some family commitments along the way!

Looking forward to leaving this wet-windy State I’m sorry to say. It hasn’t been an easy winter for the outdoor pursuits with a family in-tow here in Tasmania!

I will be in touch!

Enjoy your October!



Cradle Mountain in Autumn with Toddlers

For the love of the great outdoors!

For the love of the great outdoors!

This shot was taken a few autumns ago when life was slightly different to what it is now. It was before dragging kids off to school! Simple some might say, but busy in a physical way. So having the energy to go for a bush walk was not as it once was but soon recovered once on the track.

Walking with toddlers is a challenge. You have to be fit enough and know your limitations as to how far you can walk carrying a child. Sometimes they will want to walk a bit. Sometimes not! Plus other times they will sleep. So we found the backpack a great investment. Someone carries the food and coats and the other the baby-backpack.

Having kids has certainly limited the amount of places we can go and how long we go for but we love that they love it! There are years that one will decide it’s all a bit too much and so we have no end of headaches for the first hour, but after that it is all smooth sailing and becomes an adventure that surprisingly not many other kids seem to have! We find our contented happy faces out in the wild!

Nappy changing in the freezing winds is a bit of a hassle. Also you must remember that if you are walking in ice-cold winds and a child is sitting in a backpack that they are warmed in the body by you but their little limbs soon turn very, very cold and also if they sit too long they get pins and needles that hurt very much when they try and stand.

Keeping it short and sweet is my motto at the moment but would love to hear from others experiences in the great outdoors! Please feel free to share and leave a comment!

So excited about being autumn again. Cradle we will be heading you way again soon!

Have a great day!


Toddler and small child on the shoulders! What a man!

Toddler and small child on the shoulders! What a man!

“Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)”

A Cradle Mountain detail!

A Cradle Mountain detail!

Now lots of people photograph the obvious up at Cradle. That being the mountain and the wildlife. The fagus turning golden. Waterfalls and muddy tracks but I must admit I enjoy photographing the obvious signs of wildlife. I’ll attach a picture also of Wombat Poo too. I’ve got a really good one of wombat poo during winter but I can’t find it in my archives so this is an autumn snap!

I am being serious with these shots. The different animals all have different shaped poo!

Anyway, now you have had a laugh.

Enjoy your night!



Tasmania Wombat Poo!

Tasmanian Wombat Poo!