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Journeys : Dec10 Jan11
GordonHammondGordonHammondGordonHammondChrisViney December 2010 / January 2011 49 Clockwise from below left: Cable Station, The Nut, Church Street, Highfield, lobster from the wood-fired oven, Charlotte, North West produce Born in Portsmouth, Charlotte came to Australia from England as part of a recruitment campaign to fill a skills shortage in the NSW Department of Education. With a background in secondary mathematics and psychology, Charlotte’s work in education and health has taken her across Australia to many rural and remote areas of NSW, WA and, since 2004, Tasmania. From a family of very good cooks who love to entertain, Charlotte has always secretly had a passion for good food, wine and fun! She has found her haven at the Cable Station in Stanley, which has won a regional award for Best Tourist Restaurant with Accommodation. Charlotte has been quietly re-energising and developing the Cable Station Restaurant & Accommodation since 2004. w w w.oldcablestation.com.au My daily walk, usually first thing in the morning when the sun is rising and the horizon is tinged with pink and orange, takes me and the faithful old black and white border collie Mollie Brow n up to Highfield and back. The Green Hills are also the source of Tasmanian natural grass-fed Cape Grim beef, lamb and a var iety of vegetable crops, w ith at least one poppy field a bright splash of colour in summer. With ever ything we need right here on our doorstep in Stanley, it’s hard to understand why anyone would ever leave – and in fact there are some locals who rarely pass the turnoff at Brad’s garage onto the Bass Highway! But when ever y day is like being on holiday, where do the locals go when they do want a break? Many Stanley locals have shacks nearby, at Marrawah and Arthur River – it’s only an hour or so to the ‘Edge of the World’ and the West Coast. Apart from one week in March each year, when the O’Neill Coldwater Surfing Classic takes over Marrawah and international surfing names can be seen doing their thing for large amounts of prize money, the far north-west makes a peaceful escape. The Tarkine, the world’s largest temperate rainforest, is there to explore and the many shell middens on remote beaches tell stor ies of past Abor iginal histor y. And where does a slow-food lover go on holiday? If it’s not for a city fix, I’d head to Bruny Island, a close rival to the North West Coast for beautiful beaches and dramatic coastlines. I love Br uny’s adventure and wilderness walks, and I like to relax on someone else’s deck and enjoy fine Tasmanian wine, fresh oysters from the Get Shucked caravan and Nick Haddow’s exquisitely delicious Br uny Island cheeses. In Tasmania today
Oct Nov 2010
Feb March 2011