A very cool climate alpine region so lots of changing weather - one minute the sky was blue then a few minutes later it was cold and drizzly.
Drove down to the visitor centre and purchased a National parks pass then took the free shuttle bus about 20 minutes down the road to Dove Lake, the spot where all those well known Cradle Mountain photos are taken!! Unfortuately for us, although not raining, there was heavy mist, blustery winds and somevery light drizzle, but alas, no Cradle Mountain to be seen. Such is life! We've also been to the Great Wall of China and seen only what was 50 ft in front of us as well!
However we did manage 2 or 3 short walks today through forested areas, gushing creeks, past waterfalls and in general, dodging the wombat crap! Lots of wombats live in this area hence my meeting up with one on the pathway yesterday - he was also around today but not quite as ready for a chat.
Had some lunch at the local (and only) tavern then caught the shuttle bus back to the visitor centre again. There was only one shuttle bus moving people around today - in peak summer tourist season, there are up to 12 shuttle buses running back and forward to Dove Lake. The National Park only allows 50 cars at one time in the park, everyone else must use the shuttle buses.
Made a visit to the regions Tasmanian Devil display. As of 2012, Tasmania's Devil population had decreased by 80% due to a contagious facial tumour cancer caused by the devils scratching and fighting each other. Those Devils not brought into the compound are kept separated from the healthy ones until the staff are certain they have no sign of the virus. The Devils are a busy little creature, cintinually on the move, arguing with each other and generally seeming to keep busy. They were however interesting to watch and learn a little about.
Lots of walking and display visiting today has worn us out - time for a rest!