04.04.2008 - 21.04.2008
When we arrived in Tassie almost a month ago we had every intention to continue blogging at least once a week. But as you can see, that didn't happen. On a positive note, we (or I guess I should say, Breezy) got some photos of New Zealand and Tasmania added. These will be the last of the photos until we return in September so enjoy what has been posted.
So what have we been up to since the last blog?!? We (Barb, Breezy and myself) took a 6 day trip up north last week. Our first stop was Lake St. Clair National Park, located in the middle of the state. The lake is actually the deepest lake in Australia at about 167 meters. The next days we spent on the north central and northwestern part of the state. We spent a night in Stanley which is well known for it's nut (a hill about 500 feet above the town).
You can see the nut directly behind this convict garrison used in the 1800's.
We also went to Narawntapu National Park which is known for their beaches and wombats. We were lucky enough to get to see 8 of these wonderful marsupials in the wild!!
We then headed back to the center of the state to Cradle Mountain National Park. Unfortunately we weren't able to see the mountain because it was very foggy that day. But we did have a wonderful hike in the mist......we were like Breses in the Mist How can we forget all of the eating and drinking that we have been doing so much of since we have been in Tassie. We made appearances at a cheese factory, chocolate factory and a whiskey distillery.
Sunset in Devonport.
shack with cool clouds
Misty Crow at Cradle Moutain.
Echidna hiding from me, they burrow into the ground as self defense.
This past week Breezy and I have been keeping busy exploring and hiking the areas around Barb and Rusty's place. We have done a few longer hikes trying to keep/get in shape for our trek in Nepal. We also took a day trip to Adamsfield, which was a booming gold and iridium camp in the 1930's. This is also where my brother-in-law and sister lived for years. Just note, when they first lived there there was no electricity and there still isn't indoor plumbing. So for those of you that think that camping is roughing it.....imaging living 45 minutes into the bush without electricity or a toilet
Our time traveling in the comforts of the western world is quickly coming to an end. We are so happy that we were able to spend a month with my sister and brother-in-law. It was nice for Breezy and Rusty to finally get to meet. We leave for Thailand on Monday and will hopefully get to meet up with some friends from Jackson while we are there. Then we head to Nepal on Saturday. We will make sure that we get something posted in the next 7-10 days so you all know that we have made our flights safely.
Hope you are all doing well.
Jason and Toni