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Mar 31, 2018 - fly to Hobart

latitude = Portland ME A short ninety minute flight brought us to Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. I think of Tasmania as the Alaska of Australia. It's far removed from the rest of the country, an island in the southeast corner. Its relative proximity to Antarctica gives it a totally different climate than the rest of the country. While there are no glaciers, its cool temperatures and frequent rains give it a unique feel. Many people on our plane had backpacks and clearly intended to march out into the wilderness and do some hiking this...

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Feb 26, 2018 - Sight Seeing in Hobart, Tazmania

We had booked a tour to Port Arthur, but the guide had an accident and the tour was cancelled. Instead we booked a tour to see the Bomorong Animal Refuge. I loved it!!! Got to see gray kangaroos, wombat, kookaburra, koalas, wallaby, tasmanian devil (Taz on Disney 1934!), we loved it!!! I am so glad we got to see the animals close up in the sanctuary. In the afternoon we had fish and chips from a food "boat" as in food truck. It was delicious but we wanted ketchup for our French fried chips. It cost two dollars for ketchup. So forget it. We...

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Feb 19, 2018 - Hobart and Launceston

Steve and I realised that most of what we knew about Hobart derived from Chris Tarrant’s breakfast show on Capital FM in the early 90s. Those of you living in London at the time might remember the jingle. Click on the link to refresh your memory. Visit MyTripJournal Moving on from those days, we’ve been told by everyone, both mainland Australian and Tassies, that this island is now the place to come. One of the draws is the subterranean MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). It’s quite an experience. Launceston (Lonnie) also has its own...

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Nov 19, 2017 - Hobart

Hobart became our first stop in Tasmania as we could not dock in Burnie due to wind and high waves. Hobart, Tasmania’s capital, is second in age to Sydney. It has a wonderful harbor and delightful colonial cottages that line the narrow lanes of Battery point a high point looking down onto the harbor. Europeans settled here in 1804. We first went to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery which has a variety of displays including cultural, scientific, artistic and Antarctica treasures. We particularly liked the stories of the Antarctic...

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gerviv in Oz

Oct 27, 2017 - Devils, peninsulas and convicts

When asked what I wanted to see in Tasmania all I could think of was a Tasmanian Devil...soooo Erin did a little research and found a wildlife sanctuary we could visit. Worked out we were there as buses full were coming from a cruise ship in harbor...although it made things crowded at times it did actually mean they had animals out to pet, blue toungued lizard, koala, wombat, of course their 100 forest kangaroos are always about and happy to eat from your hand and get a pat on their chest area. We did successfully see several Tasmanian...

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Oct 25, 2017 - Hobart, Tasmania

After an early morning car service pick up at Cate’s House (they came at 6...expected them at 6:30), we flew a domestic flight to Hobart, Tasmania to meet up with and hang out with an Aloha friend, Erin. We spent the afternoon taking a drive up what the locals call the mountain. We had great view...when the sun was shining until a cloud would move in, we tried to be patient, but eventually too many clouds. Of course as we headed backdown the cloud disappear. Tomorrow we’re going to explore a bit further a field.

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Jun 28, 2017 - But it's all over now.....

We all arrived back today after about 36 hours continuous travel - train, wait, plane, wait, plane, wait, plane, wait, plain. J and C got to meet their new grand daughter for the first time at the airport. I wasn't allowed to meet her - she might be frightened! Unpacking clothes, sorting travel accessories , loads of washing for J and C , but not for me - I didn't take any with me. All I will need is a warm gentle wash with Wool detergent and I will be back to normal! ready for the next big adventure, whenever that may be.......... Cheers TG

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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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Cruisin' Down Under

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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