Archive for the ‘tasmania’ tag
We recently went on an excursion to Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania.In Hobart we made certain to visit the German Bakery in Sandy Bay (beestings, lager sticks and pretzels, almond horns and very nice bread), and then to the famous Salamanca Markets (which, I have to admit, had quite impressive array of strange and interesting things). On the way back we dropped in on the Freycinet Peninsula, and hiked to Wineglass Bay, crossed the isthmus to the other side (Oyster Bay), and then around back to the car-park. Exhausting walk.
On the Saturday before last we decided to climb Mt Arthur — one of the peaks visible from our window, and about half an hours drive from Launceston. It was a lovely walk — about 8 hours. We explored a side trail that led to one side of the peak, and then backtracked and went on the regular track to the top. We had our lunch sitting on the verandah of a small fire-spotting station. The vegetation on the way up was magical — a real enchanted forest feel with lichen and moss covering almost every branch and stone, and the sun lit it up all gold and green. Fantastic!
A striking feature for me was mounds of lichen growing along the ground, quite large, like alien ground coral reefs. Very interesting to see.
All pictures taken with our new camera.
We’ve been in Tasmania about
three four weeks now, and it’s about time I bought this up to date, and posted a few notes and photographs about the journey. We drove more than 3,000 kilometers in 5 days, to cross from Western Australia through to Victoria via South Australia. From there we caught the ferry across to Tasmania. The drive was largely uneventful (all in all, a good thing).
Well, we’ll be bidding Albany goodbye soon, just for a little while. Sue has a job in Tasmania, teaching for a term over there, so very shortly we’ll be hooning across the Nullabor in our little yellow car, but before then, the madness of packing what we need and trying to cram it all in! If only you could zip physical objects up and then FTP them across … *sigh*