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Nov 22, 2013 - Hobart
(Ben) It felt a little like child abuse but we made the decision the next morning to drive to Hobart even with two very sick and miserable kids. Beside the lake where we were would have been just as nice a spot to spend another day convalescing but it appeared there was bad weather on the way and we didn't fancy a windy, sleepless night in the middle of nowhere with sick kids. With an adult in between the two invalids in the back seat we embarked on the few hours of drive. They weren't happy (who can blame them?) but they really did...Jump to full entry
Jul 19, 2013 - Wine and Chocolate with the Devils
This was another travel day but with a couple more stops with interesting activities We got up and ate breakfast and headed out on the road on our state of the arc bus (commonly called a coach) with our fantabulous driver Graham. Our first stop was at a hidden treasure of Tasmania...Kate's. Kate's is small berry farm and dessert shop that Kate (the owner and founder of the place) built by hand. Apparently she visited tasmania and fell in love with it and decided to stay so she had to work the land and eventually started selling the berries...Jump to full entry
Feb 19, 2013 - Days 27-31 UPDATE NOTES - Hobart
Hi All, Well, we thought we would slow down but our 6 days in Hobart was not to be. We were as usual busy all the time including a couple of mornings spent getting servicing and wheel aligning done to the car. Hobart is the country’s 2nd oldest city and one of its smallest today and to its advantage it is still full of older houses and buildings both in the city and in the country, beautiful old ones both big and small dating from 1823. We travelled a bit around the country areas to Ross, Richmond and Oatlands which have beautiful...Jump to full entry
Feb 1, 2013 - Tassi und Melbourne die 2te
15.01 Flug um 06.00 Uhr von Adelaide mit Stopover in Melborne nach Hobart/Tasmanien. Ankunft 10.00 Uhr. Richard holt mich am Flughafen ab. Er zeigt mir Australiens älteste Brücke von 1825 in Richmond und wir haben Kaffee in einem süßen Café. Danach bringt er mich zu meinem Hostel in Hobart. Er geht arbeiten. Abends verabreden wir uns zum Dinner in einem Restaurant mit Kollegen von ihm. Es ist ca 12.00 uhr und in meinem Hostel kann ich ich ab 14.00 uhr einquecken. Ich laufe zum Hafen vor und schaue mir die Stadt an. Hobert ist süß und sehr...Jump to full entry
Jan 13, 2013 - Day 03
Day 3 – Hobart 13th January 2013 The Diamond Princess passed Tasman Island early this morning and entered Storm Bay and proceeded passed Cape Direction and berthed at Macquarie Pier in Sullivans Cove, not far from Constitution Dock. Today we took a bus tour around Hobart – this was well worthwhile and we were shown all the interesting sites like the Parliament building, the whale sheds, Cascade Brewery and various lookouts and the like. We then took a ferry ride to the Mona Gallery and back. This was a magnificent building (costing some $75...Jump to full entry
Jan 5, 2013 - Hobart
Hobart is de hoofdstad van Tasmenia en heeft meer dan 100 geklasseerde gebouwen en een klein oud centrum ... gezellig. Vandaag hebben we een trip naar South Bruny Island (nationaal park gedaan). Met een soort van speedboot hebben we rondgevaren en onder andere dolfijnen en zeehonden gezien. Ik had nooit gedacht dat dolfijnen zo moeilijk op de foto vast te leggen waren : je weet niet wanneer en waar ze opduiken. Het was een leuke uitstap. We hebben vanavond de ferry gemist en hebben dus ongepland een uurtje buiten op het gras zitten niksen....Jump to full entry
Sep 9, 2012 - Home!
Hi, We left Bendigo on Friday morning and made our way to Broadford. We stopped at Heathcote and Kilmore to have a look around. Was a very cold and windy day. We arrived at Broadford at about 3pm. We stayed with friends that we had met at Roses last year. Was lovely to catch up with them. We had planned to meet them in Darwin, but health reasons meant they did not travel this year. We had a lovely catch up with lots of chat and laughter. On Saturday we left at 2.15 and made our way to the ferry. We got there with a little time to spare and...Jump to full entry
Aug 3, 2012 - And were off!
After an early start to the day and what seemed like the most tidying up we have done at home in 8 hours we had a nice sunset flight in smooth air to Melbourne. The frequent flyer seats we used had us upgraded to Business Class and we enjoyed the extra room for this short trip. After checking in with China Southern Airlines in plenty of time we made our way to the departure gate via customs. The guy that stamped our passports commented "so you are off to India to lose some weight are you?" This bloke obviously hasn't had a trip to one of...Jump to full entry
Jun 1, 2012 - F Day!
Good morning, Today is ferry day. We are up early, the caravan is 99.9% packed and we are about to leap into action! Apart from losing the internet stick all has gone smoothly - so the action we are about to leap to is turning the house upside down looking for it!! Just checked the weather and looks like we will have a smooth crossing tonight - phew! Will be back with hopefully more interesting news in a couple of days. Now where could that stick be........... Over and out, M and B xxJump to full entry
May 27, 2012 - This Time Next Week....
Hi, This time next week we will be settling down for our first night in the caravan. Barry has finished the caravan modifications so all we need to do is put the last bits and pieces in. Thankfully the mystery of the non-working power points has been solved easily (that was last weeks drama). We now have room to put the generator on the drawbar and the diesel and petrol cans are safely secured to the rear bumper. The solar panels are stored in the boot and the second battery is in position and connected. We have extra water containers on...Jump to full entry
May 16, 2012 - Tassie
Tasmania is the wild west of Australia, there are trappers, hunters and some good ol' Tassies. The whole island seems to be one big National Park. We landed in Hobart and stayed at the sketchyest hostel of our travels thus far, it was kind of like the setting of a teen-horror flick,…bare light bulbs swinging from the ceiling going on and off, dirty rugs, walls falling apart, a tv somewhere blaring and really bad eighties furniture. We welcomed the morning and set out for the historic Port Arthur. It was fun to visit here because we had...Jump to full entry
May 3, 2012 - Preparations
Hi, An early start to this year's journal. Preparations are underway. I have been filling cupboards with essentials and Barry is very busy organising extra batteries, solar panels and the big issue of how and where to store a stinky generator. Off to Agfest tomorrow to check out the cravan and camping stands to see if there is anything else that will be useful while away. We will be on the ferry on the night on 2nd June. Will be back after that. Over and out M & B xxJump to full entry