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Oct 26, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

Today Noel and I decided to do the round trip to Port Arthur and back. Not going into Port Arthur, as we have done that before. David and Ann decided to have a rest day. We started out, and our first stop was Sorell. As today was a Show holiday, Sorell decided to have a market. This was a " bring anything you have ", market. Noel bought some chutney, and I found some cheap crochet doilies to use for decorating some crafts we make. On to the Tessellated Pavement, the way the flat rock has formed looks like someone has laid pavement. Then to...

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Oct 25, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

This morning the sun was shining with plenty of blue sky. So off to Richmond. A very slow drive as, yes, there are accidents causing traffic-jams here also. Richmond is Tasmania's finest Georgian village. The shops are all kept original, but restored. So is a very pretty town. We started one end, checking out each shop along the way, until we ended up down at Australia's oldest convict built bridge. A very photographed and photogenic bridge. Then back up the other side of the street. It is interesting looking at all the arts and crafts as...

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Oct 24, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

A little explanation: Before we got to Snug, after coming down one of the many mountains, I could smell burning. So poked my nose around the Caravan wheels, after we had stopped, and found one wheel which smelt strongly of burning. So went and got Noel's nose and told him where to smell. He became concerned and when we got to Snug made an appointment with a caravan repair man for today. Had to pack up the van and take it in. Noel showed the repair man the offending wheel. $640 and 5 hours later, found out the reason the wheel got hot, was...

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Oct 23, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

Today we went to Bruny Island. We caught the barge at 8.30am, it only takes 15mins to get across to the Island. It was a smooth trip. The scenery is beautiful, but often could not stop to take photos as the road is winding and only room for two cars. Half the roads are gravel, and wind through farms, tiny villages, and houses dotted along the way. The Island is 100km from top to bottom. We stopped at some of the locally produced product stalls, cheese,honey, berries ( not in season yet ), chocolates, and had lunch at the local pub. These...

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Oct 22, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

We went to a local Christian Fellowship Church this morning. How lovely to see so many young families and teenagers, a few older people including us. A great service. David and Ann decided to have a quiet day, just went for a walk around the area. Noel and I went to see the house we lived in for 18 months, the house still looked the same, but the garden hasn't been looked after. Then walked along the Derwent River where we used to walk Reebok. Instead of walking around a bend in the river, they have built three new walking bridges, added...

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Oct 21, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

Today we went to the Salamanca Markets. Was pleasantly surprised to see the stalls were selling handmade or locally made items. I do think they take advantage of the tourists with their prices. Bought a few small things, but didn't find anything we could make at craft. The calico shopping bags with a pretty piece of material to decorate, were $15 each, at craft we would charge $5, if that. Ann and I enjoyed slowly walking around, the boys walked more quickly, then waited patiently for us. After that we went for a drive up to Mt Wellington....

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Oct 20, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

Today we moved on to Snug, this will be our base for the next 7 days. Snug is about 30km south of Hobart, we will check out Hobart and the surrounds while we are here. We had a good trip here, and as we came into Hobart drove past where we used to walk Reebok along the Derwent River, still as beautiful as we remember. After we settled in, did a large wash. And had a walk along the bay . The sun was shining, sometimes through the clouds, and when the wind came up it was quite cold, however we just dress according to the weather, and carry...

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Jan 22, 2012 - Farewell Tasmania

The sun was bright and sea a sparkling blue to say farewell to us as we drove from Snug to Hobart to catch the evening plane back to Melbourne. The hour coastal drive was beautiful with lovely sandy bays with good swimming such as Blackman bay and Little Sandy Bay and we stopped frequently to potter along the beaches. We also visited an old tall narrow tower you could climb up where they used to make lead shot by dropping molten lead from the top into a bucket of cold water! The view from the top of the tower of the coast line was wonderful...

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Jan 21, 2012 - Last full day in Tas

Our last full day in Tas was another bright and breezy one and visibility was much better than the previous day. The sea was back to its blue sparkling best and we had a clear view of Dennes point on Bruny from our chalet. In 1967 there had been terrible bush fires in this area around Hobart to the SW and 62 people lost their lives and hundreds of homes were burnt down. Evidently Snug itself was burnt out and looked like it had been bombed. People saved themselves and their families by driving backwards as far as possible into the sea to...

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Jan 20, 2012 - A day on Bruny Island

We got up early to drive to Kettering 10 mins away to catch the ferry to Bruny Island for the day. There was no wind and the cloud was very low so visibility was not good but we hoped that the mist would lift as the day wore on. The sea had lost its sparkle and blueness and was replaced by grey and hardly a ripple as we crossed the short distance to Roberts Point on North Bruny and we could not see South Bruny, the second island linked by a very narrow sand Isthmus so we decided to drive to Dennes Point first. This is the furthest north of...

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Jan 19, 2012 - Back to the south coast for our last cabin

We left the Mount Field National Park with a glorious blue cloudless sky over the tree covered mountain tops for our last stop Snug tourist park back on the south coast but this time just west of Hobart. We quickly left the trees behind as Mount Field is an island of national park surrounded by rolling grazing farmland which at the moment is very, very brown and dry to the south and east and by controversial forestry logging to the west. The huge swamp gum trees live for over 400 years and are hard wood and the forestry are still cutting...

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