Blogs from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Oceania - page 13


Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart » Rosny May 29th 2011

Finally, we are off! After a few hiccups early (spilt beer in vehicle prior to leaving the driveway) & some hijinx along the way (broke both mobile phone cradles), we finally got to Devonport to jump on the boat. Well, to be honest, we finally arrived two hours early to have a few beers with Dave Whelan at The Edgewater Hotel, a pizza while waiting in line to get on the boat & a six pack of Bundy cans to wash it down. Can't wait for the next exciting installment/epic fail.... read more
The boat, in Devonport

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart May 27th 2011

No more work for 12 whole weeks. Woooooooooooooooooot Unless you count packing & unpacking the camping gear every couple of days ;-) It'll be fun though. Sorry to the folks at work I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to - bloody Big Steve was giving me tips on where to go near the Alice right up until the last minute. Eight days in Finke, here we come! I would also have loved to have a beer to remind everyone exactly how long I have off but it wasn't to be. I'm taking the boy to Auskick in a minute. I might be able to take a couple of hangers & kick a goal or two on him :-) I'll start packing tomorrow I suppose. At least I can do it with a beer in ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart » Rosny May 24th 2011

well we are just about all packed and what we don't have we can buy or do without. Excitement is building even though we are only going to Sydney tomorrow. Vancouver and Victoria Canada on Thursday.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart May 23rd 2011

Less than a week to go! At this time next week Phil & I will be a Bec's & Bec's husband Chris' place in Essendon (yay) North, enjoying a coffee before trying to put some bucket seats in the Mav rather then the bench seat I have in the front at present. And also hooking my UHF up to the accessories rather than straight onto the battery but I haven't told Phil or Chris that one yet! We will also no doubt admire Chris' scars from his recent shoulder reconstruction & get pounced on by Knackers & Heidi. I'm off to Canberra for a few days today which is a bit of a bugger, but I have Thursday off so hopefully I can get some stuff done (bottle the latest batch of home brew!) while the ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart May 16th 2011

This is Nathan & Amy's first post. There will be more once we start our trip on 30th May!... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart May 16th 2011

This time in two weeks Phil & I will be enjoying our first beer at Bec's place with Chris while we wait for the girls & kids to arrive later in the afternoon. Then it will be off to Echuca for the night. I'm looking forward to putting the bucket seats in the Maverick as the bench seats & my UHF being where the ash tray was means I don't have anywhere to put my, I mean wallet, Phone & stuff. Although by now I think they may have become a permanent fixture of Chris' car being in his boot for the last month & a half. The finishing touches are going on the vehicles - on Saturday we (by we I mean Phil) put some heavy duty shocks in the Navara & I (by ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart April 22nd 2011

Just 9 days before we leave. I intend to only pack essentials. Should be able to get 4 days out of one pair of underpants! ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart April 5th 2011

We are now in Hobart, capital city of Tasmania. It has been way too long since I have written and now trying to remember everything that has happened….We have been in Tasmania for almost two weeks now, and we are loving it, though we do have to keep reminding ourselves that we are still in Australia, and not in Europe. It just feels so different, perhaps aided by the chill in the air, reminiscent of those European autumn days! So, to go back. I mentioned that we had arrived in Tasmania, to torrential rain. As we had been forewarned on the ferry across that Tasmania’s east had been flooded in large areas, we decided to head west first. The ferry docked at 6am, so we drove until about 8am, when we could reasonably expect caravan parks ... read more
2. 4 year old boy, size 2 shoes!
3. Platypus watching, again!
5. Beanie not such a good look for me, but four days with no shower, beanie is a must!

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart March 24th 2011

Surely enjoyed the city of Hobart. Great fish and chips plus more. Market fabulous on a Saturday morning. Shopping great.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart March 23rd 2011

Hi all Back again with Blog No.14. Since our last blog we have been having a wonderful time here in Tasmania. On Wednesday 16th March we went into Hobart - Battery Point and spent some time wandering around Narrina an old house built in the 1800's. Some really interesting items on display in the house and well worth the visit. A wander around Salamanca when it was quieter was great looking in some of the expensive art shops/galleries. Some beautiful pieces but very expensive. No room in our luggage anyway to take home!! A barbie at home finished the day off nicely. Thursday and off early to the National Park and seeing some interesting places on the way. Before the park we stopped at the Salmon Ponds which were well worth the stop. The grounds are ... read more
A lovely building
The Rain Forest
A Padamelon

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