Right across the river bend there’s a warm gentle breeze.
Right across the river bend are trees with yellow leaves.
Right across the river bend the water reflects the sun.
Right across the river bend is a smell of innocence.

Right across the river bend a robin’s egg is broken.
Right across the river bend are peaceful mountain valleys.
Right across the river bend a dandelion is carried.
Right across the river bend are fields of shiny green grass.

Right across the river bend are memories made to last. 

~ Alicia Page

Nice poem, isn’t it? Right Across the River Bend by Alicia Page seemed a suitable poem to share today. They’re lovely words and this lovely collection of photos by Carol Haberle showcases just some of Tasmania’s rivers.

River Bend - Mersey River
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Mersey River

River Bend Photos by Carol Haberle

So, today’s the day then. I’ve finally selected some of Carol’s photos to share with you, from the 651-strong collection sent to me by Greg Hale. Yes, that’s right. 651 photos. And that’s just a sample… it’s not the entire collection, which must run to many 1,000’s altogether.

Carol would’ve laughed so hard if she knew I was grappling with 651 photos all at once. I always begged her to select the photos to accompany each of her articles, so I didn’t have to leave anything out. We joked that I was the world’s worst decision-maker, especially when it came to choosing which photos to publish from her exceptional range.

River Bend - Detention River
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Detention River

River Bend - South Esk River
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South Esk River

But I did make a promise to Carol… I would continue sharing her photos with Think Tasmania readers, and now I’m doing just that. Even if it’s taken me all day to get organised, and possibly sent me just a little bit further round the bend. There are worse things to spend the day doing, that’s for sure!

River Bend - Tamar River
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Tamar River

River Bend - Rubicon River
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Rubicon River

River Bend - Pieman River
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Pieman River

Tasmanian Rivers: Place to Start

The 651 images contain a mixture of subjects, and some of them aren’t named. I agonised over how best to sort them into sensible groups, or even if I should sort them at all. Would you be happy looking at random pictures if you didn’t know where they were taken? I’m guessing Carol’s fans probably wouldn’t mind at all.

River Bend - Nelson River
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Nelson River

River Bend - Meander River
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Meander River

River Bend - Macquarie River
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Macquarie River

I can assure you, there’s no way to pick a few favourite images… they’re all good. And eventually, I’ll get my head around the task of sorting 651 photos and a system for sharing them will fall into place. Yes. Yes it will.

However, as a starting point, today’s collection by Carol Haberle features Tasmanian rivers. The name of each river is included with the image caption. If you have more information to share about the location, or even a tall tale of fishing at the very spot pictured, go right ahead. Just leave a reply in the comments section below.

River Bend - Leven River, Gunns Plains
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Leven River

River Bend - Inglis River
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Inglis River

River Bend - Guide River, Ridgley
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Guide River

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