Monthly Archives: November 2017

Days 8 – 10 in Tassie

21st November, 2017. For our last day in Scottsdale we decided to drive to the nearby town of Legerwood to have a look at the Memorial trees. Originally planted in 1918, each tree served as a memorial to a fallen … Continue reading

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Days 6 & 7 in Tassie

18th November, 2017. With not much more to see in the area, and as the weather was so beautiful, a washing day was declared so just some photos of the flora and fauna at the campsite and back at the … Continue reading

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Days 3 – 5 in Tassie

15th November, 2017. Another beautiful day in Tassie and we set off from Forth for an overnight stay with friends, Rick and Lea, who were house-sitting a property at Glengarry in the direction of Launceston. We were soon parked up … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Tassie

14th November, 2017. The volunteer at the Devonport Information Centre had told us about the Tasmania Arboretum and explained how the Arboretum had been set up to represent botanical specimens found growing in countries on the 40th Parallel (both north … Continue reading

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Day 1 in Tassie

13th November, 2017. We were up, showered and dressed before the 5.45 a.m. wake up call abroad the Spirit of Tasmania and Erich was on deck to take photos of Devonport and our docking. We checked out the two low … Continue reading

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On the road to Tassie – Crossing Bass Strait

12th November, 2017. Finally the day had arrived for our crossing from the mainland to the small island. I had spent a lot of time researching our route to Station Pier in Melbourne and where we could park until it … Continue reading

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A week on the road to Tassie – Part 3

9th November 2017. As we were now in reach of our goal to arrive in Melbourne on the 12th for our evening sail on the Spirit of Tasmania, we decided to spend a couple more nights at Aysons Reserve. It … Continue reading

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A week on the road to Tassie – Part 2

7th November, 2017. Melbourne Cup Day dawned and we made an early exit from Eumungerie with the plan to fuel up in Dubbo and camp somewhere in or near Narranderra. I follow a Facebook page that features Australian pubs that … Continue reading

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Vietnam 2017 – Part 22

26th September, 2017. Our last day in Vietnam and we were saying goodbye to our fellow travellers who were heading in different directions. As we had a few hours before our transfer to the airport, we revisited the markets to … Continue reading

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Vietnam 2017 – Part 21

25th September, 2017. Our last full day in Vietnam and a little more touring of Ho Chi Minh City. The beautiful Municipal Theatre aka Saigon Opera House, a lovely example of French Colonial architecture. Apparently this hotel was frequented by … Continue reading

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Vietnam 2017 – Part 20

24th September, 2017. Today we had the choice between an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels or a walk through Ho Chi Minh City. Erich opted for the tunnels while I decided to explore the inner city with a couple … Continue reading

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Vietnam 2017 – Part 19

23rd September, 2017. On our first full day in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), we had a coach tour of many of the notable sights with a very knowledgeable guide. Notre-Dame Catholic Cathedral. Unfortunately we couldn’t go inside as … Continue reading

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Vietnam 2017 – Part 18

22nd September, 2017. This morning’s adventure would take us on the river for a tour of the floating market. Not a tourist market as one finds in Bangkok, for example, but a trade market where farmers from near and far … Continue reading

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