Tag Archives: Tasmania

Weekly Photo Challenge – Surprise!

Dear Friends, I was travelling along the Arthur Highway heading for the Tasman Peninsula when I came to the small town of Copping. Up ahead a policeman was indicating that I should pull over – was I in trouble? No! I was in for a big surprise. The policeman said, “Justin Beaver, welcome to Copping. …

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Changing Seasons

Dear Friends, In south western Tasmania the average rainfall for the three months of Winter is more than 500 mm or about 19 inches. This water, combined with snowmelt from the surrounding Western Wilderness area, means that the waterways become raging torrents in early Spring. Botanical Creek, which flows through the People’s Park at Strahan, …

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On The Wings of an Eagle – Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections

Dear Friends, It’s not just Tasmanian Devils who live at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park. Many other native Australian animals make their home there, including quolls, kangaroos and wallabies. There are lots of native birds too – sulphur crested cockatoos, kookaburras and Cape Barren Geese. But the most impressive inhabitant of them all is this wedge-tailed eagle. Wedge-tailed …

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Ghostbusters

Dear Friends, Port Arthur, in Tasmania, was once the harshest penal settlement in the new colony of Australia. It operated as a convict prison for less than fifty years from 1833 to 1877, but in that time it gained a gruesome reputation. Of the 1646 graves on the Isle of the Dead only 180 have …

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Thankful

Dear Friends, There have been many times when I was thankful for my thick, warm, furry coat. This was never more so than the September day I went to the top of Mt Wellington in Tasmania. In Hobart the weather was mild with a maximum temperature of 17° but at the pinnacle it was blowing …

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Strawberry Fields Forever – Weekly Photo Challenge – Green

Dear Friends, I’ve been green with envy this week! I visited my friend the green tree frog at Kate’s Berry Farm, just south of Swansea on the eastern coast of Tasmania. Just look at the life he leads! What bliss…he has not a care in the world and lies around all day enjoying the beautiful …

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Devil in Disguise

Dear Friends, This week I visited the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park at Tarrana. It’s on the Tasman Peninsula in south eastern Tasmania. I’ve seen photos of Tassie Devils before and they always look so cute and cuddly. I was looking forward to meeting them in person. These three devils were out for a morning walk …

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The Stranger – Weekly Photo Challenge – Foreign

Dear Friends, One afternoon this week I went bushwalking in the Freycinet National Park on the east coast of Tasmania. I was having a rest on the side of the track when I had the strange feeling that someone was watching me. I turned around slowly and was surprised to see a wallaby sitting at …

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The Candy Man

Dear Friends, This week I’ve been in paradise – chocolate paradise that is. I’d been told the “must see” place in Tasmania was the Cadbury Factory and Visitor Centre in Claremont, near Hobart, and I wasn’t going to ignore that piece of advice. It was very exciting to see the flags flying and Freddo Frog waiting …

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Who Took the Cookie?

Dear Friends, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It covers an area of 1 612 square kilometres and is home to an abundance of native flora and fauna. I read this wildlife notice at the ranger station at Lake St Clair this week. It was a …

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