Tag Tasmania

24 hours in Hobart

Thursday to Saturday, January 12 – 14, 2017 It was a long haul, commencing on Thursday January 12th, down to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, with stops in LAX and SYD. Every so often a stopover can present a unique opportunity: our…

King Solomons Caves, Mole Creek

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Had a wonderful stay in Devonport at the very up market B&B.  The plan for the morning was to visit King Solomons Caves in the Mole Creek region and a photographic exhibition in Launceston in the…

North West Corner

Monday, July 29, 2013 The Far North West is dairy country and looks a lot like the Central North Island of New Zealand. We spent the day enjoying the countryside and the good weather. First thing was to climb “The…

Cradle Mountain

Sunday, July 28, 2013 Today’s weather report was for rain, but this did not deter us from a walk in famous Cradle Mountain National Park. We started the hike where the Overland Track starts. Then we continued towards and partly…

Strahan

Friday, July 26, 2013 The early morning rain stopped as we arrived in the beautiful quaint seaside town of Strahan.  We were not planning on staying the day, but quickly changed our mind and signed up for two tours:  a…

Update on Sterlin

Talk about being frustrated.  But at long last Sterlin has left Los Angeles, some 62 days after he was dropped off.  In the end we had to switch to an exclusive 20 foot container to get things moving.  Shipping company…

Central Tasmania

Thursday, July 25, 2013 Today was the day we made some serious ground towards the North West through central Tasmania. First stop was Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls. Caroline was heard to say, “this is probably the most…

The Far South

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Drove through the towns of Gordon, Cygnet, Huonville, Franklin and Geeveston on our way to the Tahune Forest Reserve and the Tahune Airwalk.  We walked above and among the giant trees where the Huon River meets…

Oyster Cove

Sunday, July 21, 2013 Left Hobart and headed South in rainy weather.  We were not going far, in fact only a few hours to see a friend we made during our 2011 Antarctica expedition.  Rod and his wonderful wife Jeannie…

Hobart

Friday, July 19, 2013 A few nights ago we caught an add on tv advertising serviced studios at Zero Davey Boutique Apartments in Hobart for AUD129. And this is where we checked in last night: cute little studio with kitchinette, washing machine…