Today was one of those days that you just know you’re going to remember for a long time. I’ve had a few of them so far in Tasmania, mostly on the awesome Instameets whereby we pack in a whole heap of Tasmania’s finest delights in one day, so many that by the end of it … More A remarkable day at Crescent Bay
It was our first evening on Maria and we had been at the mess hall in Darlington, making dinner and playing table tennis. As we got closer to our tents we saw a possum sitting outside Mo’s tent, munching on a bit of bread. “Where’d he get that bread from?” we asked each other. The … More Maria Island camping trip
I know I say this after every one but the peeps at Hobart & Beyond and Discover Tasmania have outdone themselves yet again with another amazing Instameet. They just keep getting better and better with even more things to see and photograph, even more new people to meet and hang out with and even more … More Tasman Peninsula Instameet
Bruny Island is an island off an island…..off an island. Actually it has the potential to be an island off an island off an island off an island at times and…..I digress. We’ve lived in Tassie for the best part of ten months now and until last week, I’d never had the chance to visit … More Pennicott Bruny Island Cruise
We had the pleasure of staying in Melbourne for Christmas last year (still not quite used to saying that this early in 2016) and part of our trip involved a trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo, located 35km outside the city centre. It’s quite similar in a way to a zoo we visited in the … More Werribee Open Range Zoo: An African Adventure
Our second trip to the wondrous place that is Maria Island was a bit of a washout unfortunately but that didn’t mean it was any less awesome than our first visit. I can’t put into words the feeling you get on that island, it’s just…..magical. Sounds cheesy I know but there is something in the … More Return to Maria Island
Another weekend and yet another awesome adventure in Tasmania. This past weekend I had the pleasure of tagging along on a trip with members of the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science where my lovely partner Sinéad is doing some post-doctoral research. Our destination was Maria Island, a former penal colony off the coast of … More Hail Maria Island Full of Awesome, Heaven art thou among islands.
In geology and geomorphology, a tessellated pavement is a relatively flat rock surface that is subdivided into more or less regular rectangles, blocks approaching rectangles, or irregular or regular polygons by fractures, frequently systematic joints, within the rock. This type of rock pavement bears this name because it is fractured into polygonal blocks that resemble … More Tessellated Pavement: Of loaves, pans and canyons.
Say what you will about zoos and wildlife parks but in this day and age they have become an essential part of the preservation of our planet’s endangered and exotic species, thanks in no small part to our ruining of their habitats of course. Of course there are many zoos out there that are purely … More Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
I was going to call this one a Hike up to Ridgeway Park but when you’re walking along a perfectly smooth tarmac road, the word “hike” is taking liberties a little bit. This was my first exploration beyond the urban confines of Hobart and filled me with thoughts of entering Jurassic Park as I commented … More A walk up to Ridgeway Park