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Mar 27, 2006 - The final wrap up

Well after 17 countries and 12 months wandering across the globe we've finally found ourselves back in the familiar surroundings of Hobart. It has been bit of an adjustment to being home after having such a wonderful year and we loved every minute. It was also really great being able to share our time away with our family, old friends, and new ones we gathered along the way. As a result, we thought we'd pen a few of our favourite memories before our website shuts down on us as a final hurrah! Probably the biggest highlight of our trip was...

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Feb 8, 2006 - Coles Bay and finally to Hobart

Today we set off to visit Port Arthur, an old preserved convict village just below Hobart. Again, it didn't look too bad on the map - highways all the way - but I guess we should have known that it would take ages and it did. What you have to take into account is that highways, at best, are the equivalant of UK B roads, mostly single carriageway and very very twisty! Anyway we did make it in the end and it really was worth the effort. It wasn't a convict village for that long and tourists started visiting almost as son as it was closed down...

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Feb 3, 2006 - Tassie Part 2 East Coast and Back

Feb. 3 We started early and went to Mount Wellington in Hobart. I cannot stress to you how cold it was, like Stonehenge in the winter (remember liv?). SO COLD!!!!!!! And windy. But amazing views over the city of Hobart. We took a ferry cruise on the Tasman Peninsula at Port Arthur. Port Arthur was the horrible convict prison in Tasmania, and actually was the worst prison in the British Colonies. You wouldn't think it being there today. It was sunny and beautiful with well maintained English Gardens (that were planted for the Commandant to...

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Jan 19, 2006 - Hobart

Zo..weer terug in Hobart voor een korte tijd. Ik bleef hier voor 2 nachten, en dus 1 dag. Zodat ik daarna weer kon opstappen bij de volgende helft van de tour! Deel 1 was me erg goed bevallen!! In Hobart zelf heb ik weinig gedaan. Beetje rondgehangen en geluierd. Beetje in het park gelegen enz. Was wel lekker voor een dagje. Die dag heb ik nog grotendeels doorgebracht met een aantal andere van de voorgaande tour. En in de morgen, de volgende dag, was het weer tijd voor deel 2!

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Jan 15, 2006 - Hobart - we're back!

15/1 Got the bus at 9am, nearly missed it again. Lenka saw it on the other side of the road that we were told to wait on. We run across and jumped on and were on our way to Hobart. Again. Booked in to Hobart hostel, met up with Saori and Miki and made plans to go out for dinner the following night. Decided to stay in Hobart to the 19th and sort out our future travel plans. 16/1 Picked up our other bag and finally put on some new clean cloths. Take over the washing machine in the hostel, both had long showers and shaves(?) New cloths made...

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Jan 13, 2006 - Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart is a beautiful city. We started our first day there at the Salamanca Market, which takes place every Saturday morning. There is a variety of random things to purchase there, however we have a hard time buying anything when comparing the prices to those in India and Asia! So we spent some time walking around, and enjoying the Alpacas--strange animals. We wandered around the marina area a bit...while this is summer, the city still seems to be deserted. It's so nice to actually be able to park the car easily and walk aorund without tons...

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Back at home.

Jan 13, 2006 - Hobart

We left Port Arthur and made our way to Richmond. This is a very photographed place - it is in all the travel mags for Tasmania. It is an old English village with an old church and convict built bridge. Tourists take photos of the church through the arches of the bridge. The bridge spans a river with ducks, chicks and lovely lawns and parks on either side. We wandered through this delightful village. They have kept all their stone houses, big georgian ones and tiny cottages and of course many of them are bed and breakfast establishments...

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Jan 4, 2006 - Hobart

After only a few days in Sydney, we flew into hobart this morning. We are going to spend 12 days touring around this island. I saw many pictures of Tasmania and I just can't wait to start our trip around. We will only get our rental car tomorrow so today we just walked around the city. It's a very interesting city (Australia's 2nd oldest city after Sydney). Many building are left from the XIX century, it's really nice to walk around, you really don't feel like in Australia. We went to the harbour, the Sydney to Hobart race only finished a...

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Jan 3, 2006 - Hobart - the Flight of Death

3/1 Up early (5.00am), somehow packed everything into the bags. Got taxi at 6.30 and off to the airport for our plane at 8.30. Short flight, only one hour. But boy what a flight. The last 20 minutes as we came down was the worst turbulance ever. We dropped, rolled left right, up and down. The whole plane was quite apart from a few people screaming. It was or felt like the longest decend ever. At one point the left wing which we were sitting over tipped straight down to the see. Steve thought we were going to die. The guy sitting next to us...

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Dec 31, 2005 - Tas: NYE Fish massacre at Verona Sands

We catch up on the phone with Bill & Shellie who we are going to spend New Years Eve in Hobart with. Shellie is a Hobart native, and invites us down to visit at her parents "Shack" at Verona Sands, south of Hobart. We get there about 10ish in the morning and meet Bill V and Shellie's dad, Bill and Sophia (Bill and Shellie's kid) waiting for us with ....'s boat. We're off fishing. Sophia is gorgeous - all blond curls and cheekiness and a voice that sounds like she's smoked a pack of 25 before breakfast. She informs me that we're off to...

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Dec 31, 2005 - Tas: New Years Eve in Hobart

Tasmania evidently didn't receive the email about it being summer because the weather is ridiculous - cold and wet and not at all New Years Evey. Bill and Shellie have scored us tickets to the Taste of Tassie, a food and wine festival held every year down by the Derwent River, which should be good fun as we love food and wine and Bill and Shellie are very good company. We head for drinks first at a friend's place overlooking Hobart, then down to the docks. We end up sharing a table with some really fun folks and it's a constant stream of...

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Dec 30, 2005 - Tas: Bruny Island then back to Hobart

I think the surf is conspiring against Stuart just to piss him off. The waves are blown out and there's a wind up and it looks like there'll be no surfing today. We spend the morning touring the various surf spots on Bruny, but to no avail, so we decide it's time to get back to Hobart and check out what's happening around Hobart. We've heard that it's a good place to find a party around this time of year, with the yachties in and New Year's Eve just around the corner, so we figure it's the kind of place we should be visiting after all our...

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