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Apr 6, 2017 - April 6, 2017 – Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

April 6, 2017 – Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Our tour today was of Hobart and Richmond with a stop at the Puddleduck Winery. Tasmania had more convicts transported to it than any of the other Australian states – some 77,000. We started the day with a tour of Runnymede House which was built by Pitcairn circa 1840. It was subsequently sold to the Anglican bishop for Tasmania. He and his wife had 11 children. The house has 2 bedrooms. Don’t know where they put all those children. From there we went to Richmond which is a lovely little town...

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Feb 28, 2017 - At Sea

Our last day on board Celebrity Solstice. Had a lay in and missed breakfast. Went for coffee and cake, then did a few laps of the track. Spent the afternoon in the casino Bar! We had to pack our cases and put them out before 10pm, so we did that before tonight's show. It was called Rock City and was a selection of rock anthems including a few from Queen. It was pretty good.

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Feb 27, 2017 - Hobart, Tasmania

Arrived in Hobart, so another new country. Lost another hours last night so only 11 hours ahead now. We started off going to a national park called Mount Field. We walked through the woods to Russell Falls. The path we followed was very interesting as there were a lot of tree trunks lying by the side, that had fallen and snapped off leaving broken stumps. The trees were Huge. Then we were off to a Salmon Farm, where we saw some variations of trout and salmon. We then went to a town called Richmond. It's a 19th century town and is lovely....

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Feb 21, 2016 - Hobart, Tasmania

Separated from the mainland just 185 miles across Bass Strait lies Tasmania, Australia's island state, formerly known as Van Diemen's Land. The island is roughly the size of Ireland. Our port stop will be in Hobart, the capital. Tasmania is noted for its wildlife and wilderness with 20% of the island designated a World Heritage Site. We will barely see a small slice today. The port of Hobart dates back to 1804 to penal colony days. The Derwent River meets the bay here and the 4,000 foot Mt. Wellington provides the backdrop. Hobart is also...

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Dec 2, 2015 - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Pete had an overnight visit in Hobart and had lots of fun there with Stella and some of his other friends. Hobart was founded as a penal colony in 1804 and is the second oldest city in Australia, next to Sydney. It is the capital of the island of Tasmania. Pete had a great time visiting a nature preserve and took lots of pictures but has not had access to good quality wifi to upload them yet so be watching for them in the future! He even got to mingle with some kangaroos in a petting area!

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Nov 20, 2015 - Strachan to Hobart

Got a bit behind with this log and now I have to remember where we have been. We travelled from Strahan on the west coast of Tasmania across to Hobart, travelling through Queenstown. The distance is not so great but the road, while in good condition is very narrow, windy and steep, so deriving speed is quite slow, also it is so scenic that time is needed to take it all in. From Strahan to Queenstoen it is through thick wilderness and at the moment the wild flowers are in full bloom so the bush is full of colour. Many of the exposed...

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Oct 16, 2015 - Hobart Redux

Our 1,900 km drive around Tasmania was a great experience. We were really able to go where & when we wanted to, and see the countryside & stop to look closer if we wanted to. The island is less than 200 miles wide or long, and so it doesn't take all that long to get places. The roads were in very good condition, even the un-paved ones (gravel the 'C' roads). The sad sight was the quantity of road-kill, particularly outside of the urban areas. I guess the positive perspective is that there is a lot of wildlife. It was nice to return back to...

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Oct 4, 2015 - Down to the Devil

Flight from Melbourne, South Australia to Hobart, Tasmania is only an hour & 15 minutes. We are going to rent a car for our stay in Tassie, as it is affectionately referred, due to a relative lack of public transportation into the remote areas where we want to go. I'm also going to switch the Trip Journal map to Tasmania specific to show more detail. We spent a few days in the Tassie capital, Hobart which is on the southern coast of the island. Found a nice house available thru Air BnB right at Battery Point. Great harbour views and a ten...

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Sep 21, 2015 - Home!

We arrived in Melbourne about 3:45, got our luggage, and went through customs . Then a short walk through the rather fresh evening (morning?) to the Parkroyal. Our rom was ready! We had long hot showers and changed. By now it was after 5! J checked the flight to Hobart and we decided we would have to get up at 6:15 to have time to check in! So we had 1 hr lying in the dark, too tired to sleep, and waiting for the alarm. We didn't take long to dress and head back over to check in. Luckily we were early because the flight was 10 mins earlier...

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Jul 28, 2015 - Yeti sighted at Hobart airport

golly is on his way! Now in Melbourne waiting patiently. C is very relaxed which isn't normal when about to fly. J is struggling with a dodgy foot - limping along with a fair bit of pain. Aspirins are being popped! Loving daughter said he was an old cripple and master H said grandad was a prickle!, And clever daughter put miss G in an angora dress so J's dark grey trousers are covered in fur - legs like a Yeti! Airports are either frantic or boring - today it's boring. The most activity we are getting is trying to jump out of the path of...

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Apr 4, 2015 - Back to Hobart

FOBTs, Please revisit my 2 April update. I added a lot of pictures, and amended the verbiage to some degree. There will be no pictures with this particular update. This evening I am back in Hobart, well actually between Hobart and the airport. As I reflect on my whirlwind visit to Tasmania, I am grateful to have included this island state in my itinerary. Some of its topography reminded me of South Australia (Adelaide's state) with rolling plains, broken by lines and/or copses of trees. It also has elements of New Zealand's volcanic hill...

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Apr 1, 2015 - Hobart

Hobart FOBTs, I am now down in Tasmania, which is a large island off the southern coast of Australia. Hobart is the capital, and is located in the southern part of the island. As I mentioned in my New Zealand update on the Milford Sound, a Dutch explorer named Abel Tasman sailed all over this area. The Tasman Sea and Tasmania are named after him. Hobart is a much smaller city than Melbourne. In fact, the airport has no jet bridges. You have to deplane using rolling sets of stairs, and the airport has only one baggage conveyor. A curious...

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