Friday, 30 November 2012

Great Trip with Hubby

View of Stanwell Park to Wollongong
Hubby and I were asked to go to a 60th Birthday Party in Tasmania.  The great thing was that it fitted in with a lot of other things we need to see and do.  First we decided to drive and go over by boat, on our first night we went via our Son's family down the South Coast, they were expecting third child and so we got to see their lovely new grand-daughter Sari only four hours old, we stayed in Yass that night.  The next day we drove to Melbourne, silly me I asked we change our route curteous of Google my Hubby had done and we ended up in a super duper peak hour traffic, just as bad as Sydney.  We got to St Kilda and stayed the night, next morning we caught up with a long time friend Ashley and spent the day with him and his wife.  Off on the Spirit of Tasmania, it was sooooo flat and calm wonderful as I don't like rough seas, we had a four birth cabin just for us two. 

Convict Bridge built 1838
Sculpture of Tree Trucks 

Convict clip for joining together
Above photos of places on our way to Coles Bay Tasmania

Arrived next morning in Tasmania and drove straight to Coles Bay and Freycinet both beautiful. We stayed for the night at a really beautiful spot at a place called Edge by the Bay, a little wallaby came so close to us but is wasn't really that tame, but the next morning a mother and joey turned up. You can't feed them, they have plenty to eat.  Photos below are where we stayed with a breakfast basket, Wine Glass Bay, and a beautiful spot my favourite Sleepy Bay.
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The above photos of all of Coles Bay, Dinner and Accommodation
On Way to Longford Tasmania
On the way to Longford we decided to stop at the Pancakes Cafe and then the Weldborough Pass Rainforest  walk, we had done the Pass about thirtysomething years ago with our children, wow it has strunk in size, shame as it would be one of the most beautiful places we have been to.

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Couldn't but take of photo of this great giant rock that some wonderful artist has done.

Longford Tasmania
Above a converted bank into a Bed & Breakfast
Photos below are from an amasing place, they were the Arthur Dynasty two brothers, one was very down to earth and other very wealthy, and certainly showed it by his property.
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Woolmers Estate
The Wealthy Brother
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This is a bonnet that Convict Women wore.  My sister and I have had one made for our Convict Relative in Tasmania.

The beautiful Macquarie River running right through the property.

Bye for now


Friday, 9 November 2012

West Head with our German Friend

We had three place to go and show our friend so I decided to put the names in a hat and West Head came out, the other places were the Blue Mountains and Patonga all beautiful places.  I am glad we went to West Head as Horst was blown away by the views.  It started off a bit hazy and then cleared up to be a lovely sunny day.

This is the time for our Sydney Red Gum (Anaphora) Trees to loose their bark.
Lion Island.
While we were there the Sea Plane came in to land, haven't see that before.
I like our crazy bush.
Lovely Wallaby very rare to see at West Head.
We are glad we were able to show our friend what a wonderful place we live.
Bye for now