I’ve been going round the bend. The river bend, that is! Here’s a lovely little collection of photos by Carol Haberle showcasing just some of Tasmania’s rivers.

River Bend - Mersey River

Mersey River (photo by Carol Haberle)

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 1,000s 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

Detention River (photo by Carol Haberle)

River Bend - South Esk River

South Esk River (photo by Carol Haberle)

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

Tamar River (photo by Carol Haberle)

River Bend - Rubicon River

Rubicon River (photo by Carol Haberle)

River Bend - Pieman River

Pieman River (photo by Carol Haberle)

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

Nelson River (photo by Carol Haberle)

River Bend - Meander River

Meander River (photo by Carol Haberle)

River Bend - Macquarie River

Macquarie River (photo by Carol Haberle)

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

Leven River (photo by Carol Haberle)

River Bend - Inglis River

Inglis River (photo by Carol Haberle)

River Bend - Guide River, Ridgley

Guide River (photo by Carol Haberle)