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Apr 16, 2011 - Sun at last

Yesterday we started the day with a yummy breakfast at Zum in Salamanca and then a visit to MONA (museum of old and new art) opened only in January housing David Walsh's private art collection. Walsh is Tasmania's richest man who built and maintains the museum himself and makes no charges to enter. It is worth visiting Hobart just to see it. The current theme of the exhibition is sex and death and a lot of the artwork is sick but so interesting and the building needs to be seen to be believed. Their website:www.mona.net.au. I was interested...

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Tasmania Road Trip

Mar 29, 2011 - On the Road Again - Hobart to Strahan

Left for our sightseeing drive to Strahan. Started out on the Rivers Run Touring Route which to us as far as Derwent Bridge. First stop…Cadbury factory. We were greeted with a large chocolate bar and had samples of other candy during the informational demonstration. There was something about 8 million some amount of chocolate used each day to make 400,000 chocolate bars. We went to the shop and Heather has the biggest box of Crunchie Bars in the store coming to her! We spotted our first KANGAROO CROSSING SIGN today, as well as a few other...

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Mar 18, 2011 - Strahan

Strahan – 7 March to 11 March (4 nights) The 314km drive from Hobart to Strahan (pronounced “Straw-n”) was everything that we had expected (and a whole heap more) and once we had left Hobart behind we climbed up into the mountains, where we remained for most of the journey. There was one mentionable moment along the way. Whilst stopped at a lookout, Lin was approached by a woman (I think) who looked like something straight out of a horror movie – you know the type – no teeth, filthy hair, filthy clothes, sucking on a rolled fag – the type...

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Living the Dream

Mar 15, 2011 - Strahan, Sarah Island & Gordon River Cruise

ab an duie westkueste, traumhafte sonnenuntergaenge, ein sehr rauhes meer, 1 toller tagesausflug am gordon river mit einem katamaran, buffet, super reisefuehrern: also ab in die tasmanische wildernis, ein unescoweltkulturerbe dieser regenwald mit seinen haeftlingsbarracken auf sarah island.

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Jan 22, 2011 - Day 26 - Strahan

Vital Statistics Strahan Public School Play Equipment : 8.5/10 Number of photos Lise has taken on the holiday so far : 2197 Daily Diary We woke early in preparation for the long awaited Gordon River Cruise. Lise beat us all out of bed and went for a pleasant run on the track beside the river. It was a bright warm sunny day and our spirits were high as we boarded the ship, the Lady Franklin II. The cruise lived up to our expectations. The seats we were assigned at the front of the vessel were ideal. There was even a play area for Johanna...

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Jan 21, 2011 - Day 25 - Strahan

A rainy day in Strahan and a slow start to the day. We headed into the town around 11am to explore Strahan and drop in at the visitors centre. Strahan is a delightful tourist town. However the town is very small, so our exploration didn't take long and we returned to the camper to have pumpkin soup for lunch. We stayed close to the camper in the afternoon. We played “up and down the river” and organised a chess competition (which we never completed!) Around 5pm we headed back into town to attend a play “the Ship that Never Was”. The play...

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Jan 20, 2011 - Day 24 - Hobart to Strahan

Vital Statistics Distance : 316K Economy : 11.9 Diesel Price Hobart : $1.35 Daily Diary Travel day today as we start heading North toward home. Everyone woke up tired and grumpy, and this mood continued for most of the day! We ate a quick breakfast, packed up, and were on the road by 9:30. It was a beautiful sunny morning – perhaps the best we had enjoyed our entire stay in Hobart. We stopped around midday at Lake St Clair National Park and ate a picnic lunch before going on one of the walks. Peter and Lise enjoyed the walk around the edge...

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Jan 1, 2011 - New Years Eve

The last day of 2010 was a nice relaxing one. The weather was just gorgeous so we took advantage of the sun and did some washing and tidying up around the van then just relaxed with a book. Before we left Hobart we had put in an application for a small flat to rent for 6 months. Received a phone call today from the real estate agent to say that the application had been approved – Yay!! One other person had put in an application for 12 months and we had only put in for 6 months but for some reason they chose us! Really glad they did. As much...

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Dec 29, 2010 - Sandboarding and walk to waterfall

First up this morning we went for a walk up to a waterfall near town. This was a lovely pathway that meandered beside a stream and through rainforest. Back to town for a nice coffee then we hired a toboggan from the caravan park and drove out to the Henty sand dunes where we had a ball sliding down the slopes. It was hard work getting back up again but well worth it as it was such fun coming down again. In the evening we went to a show in town called ‘The Ship That Never Was’. This was an amateur production telling the story of one of the...

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Dec 28, 2010 - Sheena turns 50!!

What a wonderful 50th birthday! Woke up to some lovely gifts - the most amazing one being a voucher for Ken and I to go hot air ballooning! This is something I have wanted to do for a very long time and my very astute and wonderful daughter-in-law picked up on this wish and made it happen. The operators are currently in South Australia but they come to Tasmania towards the end of January so I will have to wait till then - Yehah. Thank you so much for all the amazing people who contributed to this - it is the BEST present. I also received a...

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Dec 27, 2010 - Drive to Stahan

Spent Boxing Day pulling down the annexe and finding a place for everything again in the caravan then headed off for our little holiday to Strahan. We had been given lots of scary tales about the road to Strahan, and given the weather prediction of snow in the mountains, we decided to go the long way round. This meant driving up to Launceston, across to Burnie and down to Strahan. A long drive (took us about 8 hours) but as we had not seen a lot of these parts it was an enjoyable one. It is amazing how the scenery changes when you get to...

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Jan 26, 2010 - Cradle mountain-Strahan

Vandaag van Cradle Mountain naar Strahan gereden. Nog vertrokken met vrij goed weer maar al snel werd het druilerig en het was pas toen ik om een uur of 3 Strahan naderde dat de zon er weer doorkwam. Via Waratah naar Corinna gereden door de Tarkine, een van de ongerepste gebieden van Tasmanië en de plaats waar de laatste in het wild levende tasmaanse tijger werd gevangen in 1930. De weg naar Corinna was dan ook maar een grindweg. In Waratah is er nog een tin mijn, mar de zichtbaarheid was zo slecht dat er niet veel van te zien was vanaf de...

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