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Orford bridge Tasmania

1/ Orford is just south of Triabunna on the south east coast of Tasmania. It is a small town with great beaches and good fishing. Orford is located where the Prosser River is crossed by a large bridge.

Orford Tasmania

2/ There are a number of shops in Orford including this attractive modern cafe.

Orford Tasmania

3/ Orford provides moorings for many small pleasure boats. They were all out this day.

Raspins Beach Orford Tasmania

4/ This shows the beautiful sands of Raspins Beach just north of Orford town, which you can see on the extreme left. Orford boasts three other lovely beaches.

Orford Tasmania

5/ From Raspins Beach you can see Mt Maria on Maria Island about 15 kilometres away.

Prosser River Orford Tasmania

6/ The Prosser River flows out into the Tasman Sea via Orford. It is quite wide near Orford.

 

Triabunna marina Tasmania

1/Triabunna is a fishing town on the south east coast of Tasmania. It is very close to four great beaches at nearby Orford. The Maria Island Ferry departs from Triabunna.

Triabunna marina Tasmania

2/ This photo shows boats in the Triabunna Marina looking towards Spring Bay. Beyond is the entrance to the Tasman Sea.

Triabunna marina Tasmania

3/ This is one of the trawlers which regularly fish in the nearby Tasman Sea.

Triabunna marina Tasmania

4/ This is the Maria Island Ferry, which is the main contact vessel with between Triabunna and Maria Island.

Triabunna Tasmania

5/ The Victorian era Spring Bay Hotel dominates the nearby Triabunna Waterfront.

Triabunna Tasmania

6/ This grand old Georgian style hotel was its great rival.

Triabunna Tasmania

7/ These two Georgian era houses are located close to the Triabunna Waterfront and have great restoration potential.

Triabunna Tasmania

8/ This is the attractive, modern RSL (war veterans association) club in Triabunna.

9/ In the adjacent park of Triabunna is this 25 pounder howitzer.

Triabunna Tasmania

10/ Triabunna boasts two quaint Victorian era churches.

11/ There are a number of Victorian cottages in Triabunna.

 

Buckland Tasmania

1/ Buckland is a hamlet in south east Tasmania about 15 kilometres west of Orford. It has a Gothic Restoration style church, which is famous for its stain glass windows.

Buckland Tasmania

2/ This is the entrance gate to the church at Buckland. You pass by ancient graves just as in a medieval English church. I think, though, that the modern wood sculpture is way out of place.

Buckland Tasmania

3/ This is the cemetery looking towards the old church of Buckland.

Buckland church baptism font Tasmania

4/ This old baptism font at Buckland was built in a medieval style.

Buckland church Tasmania

5/ This is full view looking towards the altar of the Buckland church. The bars across the roof are a modern addition.

stain glass window in Buckland church Tasmania

6/ This largest and most complex stain glass window at Buckland is one above the altar. It clearly shows the skill of the 19th Century craftsmen, Michael O'Connor.

Buckland church stain glass window in Tasmania

7/ This stain glass would stand proudly in any ancient church in Europe.

Buckland church stain glass window in Tasmania

8/ I thought that this stain glass was the most skillful.

Buckland church stain glass window in Tasmania

9/ This skillful stain glass seemed to be of the same style as the one above.

Buckland church stain glass window in Tasmania

10/ This stain glass is simply and lovely.

Buckland church stain glass window in Tasmania

11/ This stain glass window looked more modern. It was probably made in the 20th Century to fill in a missing window frame

Buckland Inn Tasmania

12/ The ancient inn is another attraction of Buckland.

House in Buckland Tasmania

13/ There are a number of attractive old homes in the hamlet of Buckland.

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