so its goodbye to tassie and off to king island, for those of you who dont know, king island is in the middle of bass straight between tasmania and victoria.
we have dear friends, andrew & dianne blake who moved to king island and built an amazing house which featured in an episode of grand designs australia, you can read about it here, Grand Designs Story – we have wanted to visit ever since they finished the house and now was the obvious opportunity.
we flew up to melbourne from hobart on the ‘tassie devil’ plane and then caught a little plane down to currie, the main town on king island, andrew and di picked us up at the airport and took us straight down to the boat house in currie harbour, the boat house is run as a bring your own food restaurant – so everything you need is there, crockery, cutlery, glasses, tables, bbq, etc.
the woman that runs it cleans it every day and there is an honesty box for a donation, its a marvellous idea and so we enjoyed a magnificent picnic on the banks of the currie harbour.
after lunch we drove across the island to andrew and di’s house and settled in for our visit, its an amazing house in an incredible location, filled with their collection of arnhem land art as well as their own works. the house has a wonderful energy and we felt totally at home from the moment we walked in the door. the beach is five minutes walk across the amazing sand dune that lies astride the landscape in front of the house. there is even the wreck of an old paddle steamer on the beach, all that remains is the boiler and the ‘axle’ for the paddles, but its a grim reminder of the history of this coastline.
finally a few more images from currie harbour,