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High Country

Sunny days, nippy nights, alpine wildflowers, high rugged mountains, button grass, secret lakes, boardwalks, lookouts, walking sticks, shuttle buses, sturdy shoes, kids with backpacks, cups of tea, hearty dinners, warm showers and warm beds. Cradle Mountain. Of all the places … Continue reading

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Wild West

Next on the agenda, the wilderness of the west coast. Mountains, forests, world heritage, famous rivers, roaring forties smashing the coast line. We were looking forward to the real rough stuff. With time quickly passing, Strahan was the only realistic … Continue reading

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Hard Labour

Still firm believers that Sydney Harbour is the most spectacular on the continent, we learned this week, that it is one of only 3 natural deep water harbours in Australia. The other two are right here in Tasmania – Hobart … Continue reading

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Sydney to Hobart (The Long Way Round!)

There was good and bad in the fact that we had to pack up and leave St Helen’s on Boxing Day. The traditional day of lounging on the sofa watching cricket and eating left overs was sorely missed. However we … Continue reading

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Tour of Bruny Island Seas

Hi again – BloggiE here. Look at this queue of cars. You must be wondering why we are taking a photo of this queue. It is kind of important because we were getting on a ferry to Bruny Island and … Continue reading

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On the Eastern Shore

In the week before Christmas, we settled into our house in Akaroa, up the road from St Helen’s. There were 4 bedrooms, a full kitchen, 2 TV’s and a cracking verandah out the front for dinner (and plenty of other … Continue reading

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Crossing the Strait and Flying Fox Fiesta

Tasmania. Our last state. Also ours to enjoy with friends! It all started when we, after a dinner with our friends, departed on the words; “See you in Tazzy!” None of us believed it was actually going to happen until … Continue reading

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