Sunday, March 23, 2014

"History Tourists"

A surprise parcel that was waiting for me when I got back was this birthday gift from Ms A.Nony.Mouse!


Posted in Falcon, Western Australia..... so it's one of you lot over there.... thank you... I love you..... and I love all that money you sent me!!! 

and for you lot over there in the West .. Anthea is keen on coordinating a gathering of you... won't that be such fun... I wish I could pop over there and meet you all..... contact Anthea if you live over there in the West.... it will be such fun....

Hubz and I did lots of touristy things - many based around the interesting history of Tasmania..... here are some snapshots.... (well...looooaaadds of them)

Spirit of Tasmania

Melbourne at Sunset

near Gravelly Beach - Tamar Valley 

Batman Bridge - Tamar Valley

Beaconsfield (made famous when two miners were stuck underground for 2 weeks.. )

Seahorse Farm at Beauty Point

 Grindewald Swiss Village

George Town - reputed to be the oldest town in Tasmania

a replica of the Norfolk in George Town

Lighthouse at Low Head 

wonderful war memorial of tree chain saw carvings at Ledgerwood
(these type of carvings were in a number of places and we were lucky enough to meet the artist)

tin Mine video show at the Tin Centre in Derby

I loved this old building in Derby

off street art at Evandale

Evandale is such a pretty English village style town

Clarendon house

the red bridge and more wooden carvings at Campbell Town

Tasselation Rocks near Bicheno

Dog walk at Eaglehawk Neck - towards Port Arthur
this is a narrow stretch of land and aggresive dogs were tied to warn if there were convicts trying to escape

the memorial at Port Arthur - a massacre in 1996 where 35 people lost their lives 

Port Arthur.... where convicts were kept for some years

Richmond Bridge (the oldest bridge still in use in Australia - built by convicts)

oldest church still in use... also built by convicts - Richmond

old Hobart town - a miniature replica - Richmond


the park - Hobart

of course we did the brewery tour..... Hobart

... and up Mount Wellington - Hobart

the Salmon Ponds - near New Norfolk (these are actually albino trout)

The Wall near Derwent Bridge (no pictures allowed so provided a link HERE) - amazing work of art

Some BayWatch moves -  Turners Beach

I hope I got them all correct!

Righto, Gotto Go.... sorry if this is exhausting and boring... I suppose I want a record for ourselves as well as show off some of the loveliness Australia has to offer...

27 comments:

  1. welcome back home my friend,thankyou for sharing your wonderful pics,love the baywatch chick running along the beach.xx

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  2. Welcome home. Tassie touring is never boring. Loved seeing some places that we visited too. You did such a lot. How fantastic! Love the Bay watch moves! Hugs x

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  3. I can see why you went to Tasmania, it is such a beautiful place. Really enjoyed seeing your photos and enjoying your trip experience.

    Debbie

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  4. Not boring at all! I loved joining you on your travels. Great pictures.

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  5. Very interesting post. Beautiful pictures, beautiful places... looks like you had a lovely time and nice weather.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh your pic's brought back so many great memories for me. THANKS :)

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  7. beautiful pics there Fiona, what a lovely holiday you've had in such a wonderful part of our Wide Brown Land... I'd love to visit Tas some day...

    Re the anonymous birthday mail... I live near Falcon WA... & I did post something to QLD recently... do you recall our emails in which you joked about not liking $100 notes??...

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  8. We missed you welcome bacl...awesome photos

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  9. What fabulous photos Fiona! I adore the seahorses. I had a friend who got rid or her tv and got a tank of seahorses to watch instead!

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  10. Wow, looks like you had a great time, Fiona! I'd love to visit AUS some day. And go to Anthea's meet-up. ;) And anonymous gifts are the BEST! Hope you're having a great weekend! xoxo

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  11. What lovely pics......Tasmania has a short but interesting history!

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  12. love your holiday pics,
    were you running towards or away from David Hassellhoff along that beach?

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  13. Love the pics. Never tiresome. Perhaps some day I will get to see some if your lively Australia.

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  14. Thanks for the Tassie tour
    Love Tassy Great photos

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  15. Hello Fiona,

    Oh so many memories, I think you went to the exact same places we went to. Tassie is such a beautiful place. Spend that money wisely.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  16. Such a beautiful State Fiona - we did miss you while you were away

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  17. Beautiful photos - lovely of you to share them.

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  18. Looks like you had a beautiful, inspiring trip. Thank you for sharing the photos, it's nice to see different parts of the world, so much to see and do xx

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  19. Love your photos ....
    Nice gift from Anthea........

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  20. Wonderful photos Fiona , Tasmania is a beautiful historic place , I really enjoyed seeing all of your photos , anymore to share ? Hugs Sheila

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  21. Not at all boring.......beautiful!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

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  22. Great photos Fiona. Tassie is such a lovely place to visit. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

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  23. Not boring at all - lovely to see all the places that I could go if I ever got there!

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  24. It sounds like you had a fabulous time. Quite a few of those places are familiar to me, but now I want to go back and find some of the others we haven't visited.

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  25. Thank you for showing us your photographs Fiona - lovely to see. xx

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  26. What a wonderful time. Tasmania is an amazing state - so much to see in such a little space. Love it.
    Great photos.

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  27. Oh wow, it looks a fabulous place

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