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Currently I am a cook, carer, nurse, taxi driver a.k.a a stay at home mum. I hope to add world traveller to that list too.




Located 90 minutes from Devonport, Cradle Mountain is located at the Northern end of the Cradle Mountain- Lake St Clair National Park. Travelling there from Devonport takes you on a beautiful drive through the back roads of country Tasmania through Sheffield, the town famous for the murals. Driving along the country roads gives you a chance to relax in the quiet unspoilt country life of Tasmania and see the mountains raising up on the side of the road. At Cradle Mountain you have a choice of paying to take your car in the national park or for a smaller fee accessing the shuttle bus service. We chose the shuttle bus service as many of the roads are one way and narrow. You park and pay at the information centre then the shuttle buses run regularly through ... read more
Cradle Mountain.
Take me home country road.
Mountains from road.

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Devonport December 19th 2008

After docking at Devonport at 7am, we discovered that Devonport in December was very cold. We drove off the ferry, went through customs then stopped at McDonalds to change clothes. Gone were the shorts, tshirts and sandals and in their place was tracksuits, socks and sneakers. After breakfast at McDonalds we got away early for Cradle Mountain- Lake St. Clair National Park. The drive there took around 90 minutes but it was a wonderful way to spend the day. The back country roads were quiet and the scenery was stunning, mountains rising on the sides and the endless sight of green paddocks. My husband doesn't like driving holidays much but he surprised me by saying "Im really enjoying this" which made my day. Seeing him enjoy it as much as I had hoped was amazing. By ... read more
Country Road.
Mountains.
Mountains.

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Holbrook December 18th 2008

H.M.A.S. Otway is a decommissioned Oberon class submarine that was once used to serve Australia. Bought by the residents of Holbrook Shire with money raised by the citizens themselves as well as a generous donation from Gundula Holbrook, the widow of the late Commander Norman Holbrook, RAN it was reconstructed for display. Today you can climb on top of the submarine to see the sheer size of it, walk the length as well as stand beside it for height perspective. There is also a url=http://www.holbrook.nsw.au/AboutHolbrook/VisitorInformationCentreandSubmarineMuseum/tabid/421/Default.aspxmuseum on the site that replays the history of the submarine.... read more
H.M.A.S. Otway.
H.M.A.S. Otway.
H.M.A.S. Otway.

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gundagai December 18th 2008

These ruins are all that is left of the once standing Limestone Inn which stood at Gundagai. Built by Joseph and Rosannah Carberry in 1857, it consisted of 12 rooms, cellar, detached kitchen, storeroom and stables. All built from stone. The Limestone Inn was built to accommodate travellers on the main road between Sydney and Melbourne. In April 1861 a bushranger names Jack-in-the-boots held up the Inn demanding money from the staff and patrons. The name was later changed by the Carberry's to "The Australian Arms" as well as "The Squatter's Arms" and was finally closed in 1876. Now all you will find is this rickety wooden fence and piles of debris that are the ruins of this inn.... read more
The ruins of Limestone Inn.
The ruins of Limestone Inn.
The ruins of Limestone Inn.

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Gundagai December 18th 2008

The Dog on the Tuckerbox. I think when people hear the name 'Gundagai', they straight away think of the Dog on the Tuckerbox. The Dog on the Tuckerbox Memorial was established based on the old legend of Bill the Bullocky who in 1850 was driving his bullock team when the wagon was stuck in mud. After an unsuccessful attempt to get the wagon out of the mud, he went to have his lunch where he found his dog sitting on the tuckerbox. This is the poem that is displayed at the Dog on the Tuckerbox memorial: As I was coming down Conroy's Gap, heard a maiden cry: 'There goes Bill the Bullocky, He's bound for Gundagai. A better poor old - Never earned an honest crust, A better poor old - Never drug a whip through ... read more
Old wagons.
Shed.
The Dog on the Tuckerbox.

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Nowra December 18th 2008

Tasmania Road Trip - Day 1. Nowra, NSW to Port of Melbourne, VIC to catch the Spirit of Tasmania. Money spent… $7,000 Kilometres driven… 3,500 Photographs taken… 1,900 Days on the road… 21 Memories created with family… PRICELESS. To start our road trip, we needed to drive 8 hours to Melbourne to get to the ferry. This meant an early start at 5.45 and 8 hours in the car with a 2 year old. We decided to make a few stops along the way to alleviate boredom not just for the young but the old too. We chose to visit the "bigs" along the way... The Big Merino in Goulbourn, the Big Submarine (a.k.a. HMAS Otway) in Holbrook and the url=http://www.gundagai.nsw.gov.au/tou... read more
Station Pier.
Port of Melbourne.
The Big Merino, Goulburn NSW.




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