Dismal Swamp and The Edge of the World

First stop today was the Tarkine Forest Adventure at Dismal Swamp. A lovely little bit of rain forest in a huge sink hole, and it’s not really dismal at all. One of the attractions is a huge luge type slide, that is the fastest way to get to the bottom of the swamp where the forest walks all begin. The first time down the slide I was caught by surprise, it was scarily faster than I expected, and rounding some of the corners you felt like you were going to turn upside down. The second time down I knew what to expect and I think I actually enjoyed it, but my legs were a little wobbly at the end both times … definitely got the adrenaline going. Here’s a couple of shots, including one of me that Adrienne took – a good bit of photography considering how fast I was coming down the slide!

After Dismal Swamp we drove around to Arthur River and a spot they call “The Edge of the World”. It’s called this because if you look west there is nothing but ocean until you hit South America on the other side of the world.

When we got back to the accomodation at Stanley we went for another walk along the beach, and after that I headed out for a run. Just over 6km, at about 6 min/km pace, which wasn’t too bad considering the crab-dodging and sinking sand where I had to walk a bit.

Just about to head out to the Stanley Hotel for a meal, same place we ate last night, but we had a lovely meal yesterday and there isn’t a lot of choice in Stanley on a Monday night. Tassie Pinot Noir is lovely, so there will be a glass or two of that too, methinks.


4 Responses to “Dismal Swamp and The Edge of the World”

  1. Cilla Says:

    Looks all very relaxing!
    We will have to catch up soon to partake of more wine/cheese.

  2. JH Says:

    I’m glad I don’t work for the Dismal Swamp tourist board.

  3. sharonljames Says:

    Oh that looks like so much fun!

  4. Em Says:


    Poor Dismal Swamp

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