West Australia

Our Last Few Days in Perth

We returned home last night on a Qantas flight that arrived into Melbourne at around midnight. Other than Jill’s mobility scooter being taken to the baggage carousel rather than being delivered to the door of the plane, everything went well with this flight. We were exceptionally pleased by the service and friendliness of the Qantas […]

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West Australia

Our Activities with our Family in Perth

We have been busy over the weekend doing a number of things with our family in Perth. Saturday saw us going into the Perth Hills to visit a Cidery and enjoy a nice lunch at Core Cider’s Bistro. We had arranged to meet everyone there but we overestimated the amount of travel time that we […]

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West Australia

We’re Visiting our Family in Perth

We arrived in Perth on a late night flight last Wednesday (April 3).  On the last occasion that we were here it was just after Covid and the airlines and travel businesses were in disarray with a severe shortage of people. It took around three hours for our baggage to arrive after that flight landed. […]

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Every Day Life

There’s One More Thing

“Just One More Thing” was the phrase that Steve Jobs used at the end of an Apple World Wide Developers Conference to announce somthing important and significant before the end of the event. We finsihed our Tasmanian adventure on Saturday, staying in Geelomg overnight as the ferry was almost teo hours late in arriving. Driving […]

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Tasmania

Our Final Day in Tassie

Yesterday, we only had a short trip of less than 100 kilometres from Launceston to Devonport where we would catch the ferry back to the mainland. We took advantage of the time that would have on this short driving day to see some last minute sights and visit some friends. My old mate Leon or […]

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Tasmania

George Town and Beaconsfield

George Town sits on the east bank of the Tamar River near its mouth on the north coast of Tasmania. It was a short drive for us today to explore this area and its history. The town is now a modern administrative centre but historically it was an important place – the third oldest British […]

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Tasmania

A Change of Plan

Our day started with some excitement. We were awoken by thunder and lightning at around 5.00 am. Rolling thunder continued until we were packed up and ready to leave St Helens at around 9.30 am. It wasn’t raining when we left but, wow, did that change! Our plan for the day was to drive west […]

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Tasmania

Travellng Further North up Tasmania’s East Coast

We had a very pleasant time in Swansea and left yesterday morning to drive the short distance north to St Helens. The road passed the northern end of Great Oyster Bay. At one point there was a lookout over the bay but it was a bit confusing as it was located in the grounds of […]

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Tasmania

Starting Along the East Coast of Tasmania

Before leaving our overnight stop at Eaglehawk Neck, we did one last piece of exploration. The small sandbar connecting the Tasman Peninsula is only 30 metres wide and was protected by a pack of dogs stationed in a line who would bark and alert the guards to any movement, thus preventing anyone from crossing the […]

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Tasmania

Exploring the Tasman Peninsula

The Tasman Peninsula is very scenic and home to the famous 1830s Port Arthur Penal Settlement. It was our destination for Saturday night. We made a detour on the way to the historic town of Richmond. Because it is so close to Hobart it is the most popular of all the historic towns in Tasmania. […]

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Tasmania

Exploring Old Hobart

It was a beautiful sunny day today with a temperature of 25C – perfect for walking around some of Hobart’s historic areas. Close to the CBD is the tiny suburb of Battery Point. I don’t think that any other Australian city has an historic area to equal Battery Point. It is a very elegant ‘suburb’ […]

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Tasmania

Bruny Island

Last evening, we had a wonderful catch up with our friends Ris and Steve when we joined them for at their house for dinner. They are a remarkable couple – each being very succesful in their own field. Steve is the most senior surgeon in Tasmania while Ris is Australia’s most prolific romance writer. We […]

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