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An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby the_camera_poser » Fri 15 Aug, 2008 10:54 pm

Does anyone consider it ironic that the iconic mountain of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain, has two peaks, or one could even say, two heads?

Hmmmmmm.......................
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby corvus » Fri 15 Aug, 2008 11:11 pm

It has a head and a little horn but trust a yank to take the p1ss especially when heads are what your shipboard dunnies are called and a closer obsevation of the Mountain will reveal four distinct peaks :lol:
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby Son of a Beach » Sat 16 Aug, 2008 10:23 am

you should see mt geryon
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby the_camera_poser » Sat 16 Aug, 2008 11:42 am

OH- A FOUR headed mountain- that explains the reverence it's held in.....LMAO.

Honestly- I'm from the South- the inbreeding capital of the World, so please don't take my comments too seriously.....
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby walkinTas » Sat 16 Aug, 2008 1:05 pm

the_camera_poser wrote:Does anyone consider it ironic that the iconic mountain of Tasmania, Cradle Mountain, has two peaks, or one could even say, two heads?


It depends entirely on where you are standing when you're looking a Cradle Mountain. The popular photo of Cradle Mt. is across Dove lake with a view of Little Horn (1356m) and Weindorfers Towers (1459m). In this view you are looking at the northern end of the mountain. The higher points are Smithies Peak (1527m) and Cradle Peak (1545m) which are further south, and then falling away to Benson Peak (1368m) at the southern end. It is about 2.5Km from Benson Peak to Little Horn.

So really the whole mountain has four or five peaks. :) It is just the one particular view has become iconic and that is the view that gave the mountain its name because it looks like a baby's cradle.
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby corvus » Sat 16 Aug, 2008 6:32 pm

Nuts I'm with you and the Miners Cradle but who really knows ??
Sorry walkingTas for overlooking Bensons peak .
t-c-p do I hear the dueling banjos?and I never worry about what members post, more stir = more activity on the forum IMHO, which will keep us to the fore as a prime BW forum :)
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby the_camera_poser » Sat 16 Aug, 2008 10:38 pm

LOL Corvus- when we meet up on a trail sometime, remind me to tell you the story of the time I got held up at gun point on a river in North Georgia....and no, there was no squealling!

And hey- the iconic mountain in Georgia is Stone Mountain, a big rock (really big rock) with the pictures of a bunch of guys that lost a war to keep slavery (among other tihngs) carved into the side of it.
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby corvus » Sat 16 Aug, 2008 11:25 pm

t-c-p glad to see that we are now conversing amicably sure beats our first one and I am glad there are no arrows directed at me :wink:
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby the_camera_poser » Sun 17 Aug, 2008 3:46 pm

HEY CORVUS- was that YOU with that shotty! LMAO LMAO

Goodness- I don't do hard feelings mate- life's too short.
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby corvus » Sun 17 Aug, 2008 6:23 pm

Sure was t-c-p and it did stir the possum :D as I have stated b4 nothing like an opposing opinion or a penetrating question to get the members motivated and posting.
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby the_camera_poser » Sun 17 Aug, 2008 6:48 pm

corvus wrote:Sure was t-c-p and it did stir the possum :D as I have stated b4 nothing like an opposing opinion or a penetrating question to get the members motivated and posting.


possum tastes like axle grease- squirrel is better
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Re: An observation about Tasmania from an OUTSIDER....

Postby corvus » Sun 17 Aug, 2008 8:55 pm

t-c-p I will take your word for that and suppose you eat them with chitterlings ,grits and polk salad :wink:
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