This weekend marked our annual pilgrimage south to Birch's Bay for the sculpture trail walk.
It was a gorgeous day...too good to waste on jobs at home...and we thought it would be a great finish to the Easter school holiday week.
This year is the first that the Doc hasn't had to carry someone in the backpack. Yay for growing kids.
We did, however, have pockets full of jelly snakes to coax tired legs up the hills. There were also ground level ceramic arrows and rusted iron arrows on poles marking the trail which kept it super-excititng for the 3yo as he raced ahead to find the way.
Each year there are about 20 new sculptures whilst some of the ones from previous years have been obtained and are permanently on the trail. This year I really loved the metal wildflowers, the wooden phalanges and the "found" buoys painted in rainbow hues. Lil and Jack voted for the blue berry tree, David loved the stork and Gracie wouldn't choose a favourite...she wants to go again next weekend to really make sure she is choosing the right one.
We finished off with coffee, beer, salted caramel (yum!) and huge scones with pots of fresh raspberry jam and cream at Peppermint Bay. Other people have told me that the Fleurty's cafe on site does a good coffee but they were really rude to our kids a couple of years ago and I just can't let go of the grudge.
If you're in Tassie in the next few months I highly recommend this as a short day trip.
And let me know if you're brave enough to try Fleurtys.