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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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