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Tasmania Fun – Roundup

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I’ve been getting behind on posting what I’ve been up to for the last few weeks, so here’s a quick summary:

Ben Lomond

We hiked up Ben Lomond (named after the Scottish mountain). There’s skiing up there in colder months, and we were delighted to find there was still some snow there. We walked from the car-park up into the saddle, where we found a long plateau of rocks, shrubs and pools of water with melting snow. Then down again to the ski village, and a trek back to the car along the roads (including a rather dizzying zig-zag). Lovely to find some snow, and there wasn’t any bitter coldness to go with it!

The plateau of Ben Lomond

The plateau of Ben Lomond

Snow blind! :-)

Snow blind! :-)

It's steeper than it looks!

It's steeper than it looks!

I was able to acquire more excellent ginger beer here. Yay!

Wynyard Tulip Festival

We did a weekend trip to Wynyard for their Tulip Festival. There was food, bands, jugglers, animals, carnival rides and constant helicopter fly-overs. We visited a brilliant photographic exhibition and chatted with the photographers, increasing our determination to get ourselves a better camera. Also took in the art exhibition which had some nice pieces.

Drinking my Favourite Ginger Beer!

Drinking my Favourite Ginger Beer!

Crowds at the Wynyard Tulip Festival

Crowds at the Wynyard Tulip Festival

Tulip Fields on Table Cape

Tulip Fields on Table Cape

We stayed overnight and then the next day went on to visit …

Stanley

Stanley is a quiet town with historic ruins and “the nut”, a large flat-top feature.

The Nut - Stanley

The Nut - Stanley

Historic Ruins at Stanley

Historic Ruins at Stanley

The Nut - Descending on the Chairlift

The Nut - Descending on the Chairlift

Fun activities

Last weekend we had a go at some archery, cable hang-gliding and went on a walk to Badger Head (mistakenly wound up at Bakers Beach due to an error in the guidebook, but we encountered a large number of wombats and played with our new camera so we didn’t feel it wasted).

Brett at Archery

Brett at Archery

Brett Hang Gliding

Brett Hang Gliding

Coming into land ...

Coming into land ...

Tasmanian Wombat

Tasmanian Wombat

We’re really liking our new camera!

Written by Brett

October 26th, 2009 at 6:38 am