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Riverside Men's Probus Club trip to "The Wall in the Wilderness"

Riverside Men's Probus Club trip to "The Wall in the Wilderness". 

On 22nd October at 9:30am, 22 members, spouses and friends met at the Windsor Complex for the 140kmk trip to the central highlands. 

They hired a 25 seat bus for the day from the Veterans, by member John Stanley, also the capable driver for the day. John drives the bus on a volunteer basis whenever needed.

They had a comfort stop at Miena on the edge of The Great Lake and lunch at the Derwent Bridge Hotel. Derwent Bridge is the source of the Derwent River that graces Hobart.

Wall in the Wilderness masterpiece was created by Greg Duncan over period of 10 years with small chisels that were necessary because of the intricacy of the carvings. The carvings tell the story of Tasmania's highlands from the early days, including the vast amount of work done on the Hydro Electric dams and installations.

It is an evolving work that also encapsulates Tasmania's iconic timber, Huon Pine.

Derwent Bridge is also the entry point to Lake St Clair that is also well worth a visit, but not in a day trip from Launceston.

They had a comfort stop again at Miena on the way home. The central highlands is noted for being cold, winter or summer, but it was a warm day and many of the members enjoyed an ice-cream.

Members arrived back at Riverside at 5.15 after an enjoyable day of sightseeing and fellowship.