Braddons Lookout over the Forth Valley, Tasmania The North West Coast of Tasmania is rich fertile volcanic farmland where valley after chocolate soil valley stretches from the highlands to the sea. Idyllic picturebook farmland once tended by a dear friend. A friend who avidly followed these pages. Rest in Peace Garth you will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Continue reading Braddons Lookout
Look hard the light is in the distance. It’s just that this lighthouse is set in such a beautiful location amongst fields of flowers, tulips in the spring, that I had to use a photo of the flowers. Located in … Continue reading Table Cape Light
Winter 2014 The road works on Townsville’s outskirts leave Gabbi Garmin, Google maps and us in a spin. Old roads have somehow disappeared and new ones have been recently built. Just when we manage to find our way to the city centre the road is closed because of an ‘event’ and there is no detour. We head towards The Strand (the waterfront drive) and discover that this is where the ‘event’ is taking place and we and the van are in the middle of a surf carnival and speed boat races. Every man and his dog is wandering across The … Continue reading Oh dear it’s Sunday!
Now here’s one for the trivia buffs. The lighthouse (1889) at Mersey Bluff in Devonport, Tas is painted white on the land side, but wander around the cliff to the sea side and she sports magnificent bold red vertical stripes. … Continue reading Mersey Bluff Lighthouse
Evandale, Tasmania is the home of the National Penny Farthing Championship. Continue reading Evandale Afternoon
For anyone interested in historic homes this one in Tasmania is not to be missed. No, visit it a few times like we’ve done. Built by convict labour in 1819 for Thomas Reiby, Entally House and Estate in Hadspen, Northern … Continue reading Entally House
There are only two places to be today: Sydney for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race or In front of the TV watching the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race eating Christmas leftovers which always taste better next day. For a few days or even less depending on the weather all eyes will be on a screen any screen watching their progress as these mega yachts fly down the coast, cross Bass Strait, track down Tassie’s east coast and swoop into the Derwent River. Where thousands of yachting faithfuls are waiting to cheer them into … Continue reading Boxing Day
“Wouldn’t you think they’d move over and let us on too.” Continue reading Move Over!
Early morning on the Derwent River, Hobart, Tasmania. Continue reading Derwent River, Hobart