Having considered the suggested names for the pack raft, I've combined a few and come up with 'Dave the Ruby Currant' as the official name. Or 'D the Ruby C' for short, or 'DRC' for even shorter. As it's not my pack raft I'm not sure we're really supposed to go handing out official names, but there you go, we just did. As I was packing D the Ruby C after breakfast in the tent a fisherman snuck up behind me and gave me a surprise good morning. He was walking around the edge of the lake to find trout that might be nibbling on some of the flooded grassy areas. He came back before I shoved off and said he'd never seen the lake water so high. It's the start of the trout fishing season which is another popular activity on the lakes and rivers of central Tasmania.
Cirque 2 Sea Day 13 : 13-08-2016
Dave the Ruby Currant
DRC rode well in the water as I paddled close to the shore on the western side of the lake. Dodging between dead trees I could stick within 10 meters of shore most of the way. The main reason was to stay out of the wind, which was coming over the trees from the northwest direction. Apart from one old shack and a few fireplaces, there was no sign of other people in the area. Mostly it was eucalyptus forest with a light understory but there was a darker section of rainforest with myrtle trees blocking the light to the mossy rainforest floor. On the map it was called Sassafras Shore but I didn't see any sassafras trees. Their leaves have a pleasant taste when chewed. Continuing further I found a rough campsite and am listening to the wind in the tree tops. There are a lot of trees and branches down form recent storms so it doesn't feel like the safest place to be.... for me or Dave the Ruby Currant!
As a weekend prize for students I have two Eucaflips to give away. To win you have to identify a tree in your school or near your house and tell us about it. The Eucaflip prizes are thanks to the UTAS School of Biological Sciences.
Saturdays Eucaflip winner: Maiya J - a great post on pine trees!
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