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Feb 8, 2014 - A day in Hobart

At breakfast yesterday we noted in the paper that Australia is hosting Russia in a Fed Cup (women's tennis) match here in Hobart this weekend! The Russians have sent a young team of unknowns, but we got to watch them practice yesterday afternoon--for free! Got quite a sunburn in the process, too. First we walked to downtown, got a SIM card for my phone, got a National Parks pass and some local info (but no sunscreen), then we went down to the waterfront on the River Derwent. Quite a few nice sailing vessels--there is a Regatta here this...

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Feb 7, 2014 - Hobart

Well, it is Friday morning. We got to our B&B in Hobart last night, and Larry collapsed. He didn't really sleep on the plane, and it was something like 33 hours after we left Evan and Emily's in Seattle. In the last 12 hours, he has slept at least 10. I was too wound up to sleep right away, so I explored the neighborhood and read for a while. By 9 pm, I, too, was ready to sleep. Today we plan to explore Hobart.

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Feb 1, 2014 - Salamanca Market

Being Saturday we went to the Salamanka Markets, as big as it ever was but nothing really new. Parking was at a premium so we parked up at the Queens Domain Gardens and walked into town. The Cruise ship the Diamond Princess was also in at port so you can imagine the crowds but it all adds to the atmosphere. Walked around town as we needed to get some printing done and then back down to Constitution Dock for lunch of Flathead and chips, then just sat. We have seen a lot of these new wind turbines ( at least that is what I think they are) in...

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Jan 30, 2014 - MONA

We were recommended to go to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). The exhibit was on “human Nature” and it has been running for almost a year. What a mind bender!!. Everything from death, destruction modern interpretations of how the mind works even to a pooping machine. It is the closest model they have of how the digestive system works. It is fed at about 11 and it goes through 4 different processes until it poops. The room stunk so we didn’t hang around for long. The fat car, a Porsche body that has been blown up like a balloon and even the...

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Jan 18, 2014 - Tasmania and the Overland Track

Hi everyone from sunny Tasmania, When we last left you we were preparing to travel back to Sydney by train. We managed to get to our hotel using two trains to get us to the airport. This hotel was far too nice but ideally located right next to the airport. Having spent 2 months living between the tent and hostels we felt a bit out of place in the enormous lobby and when we reached our room it took us a while to locate some decent clothes and work out how to order the movie channel etc etc... We had a nice meal and afterwards retired to our...

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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...

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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...

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Our Trip Down Under

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...

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Touring Tasmania

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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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