Weather permitting:a pause for reflection

I decided that my weekly adventure would be a drive, probably taking all day,  to the iconic Coles  and Wineglass bays on the West coast of Tasmania. I had forgotten my adopted maxim since arriving in Tassie, “Weather Permitting”.I’m usually optimistic about my travel plans so I  was sure that the early fog would lift…

Van Diemen’s Land Devils

Named in 1642 by Abel Tasman after his patron and the Governor of the then Dutch East Indies, Van Diemen’s Land or Tasmania, as it is now known, is home to rare examples of Australian Fauna. The Tasmanian Devil is one such example, a marsupial which is only found on the tiny island. With jaws…

Bruny, the exceptional island

The large island named after the explorer Bruni D’entrecasteaux arge island is today accessible by a car ferry. The place is exceptional for its pristine beaches, walks and wildlife reserves, yet also caters to gourmet tourism with many niche market companies such as the Bruny Island Cheese company, Get Shucked Oyster Farm, Bruny Island Berries and…

Franklin on the Huon

It could be a blip on the map or a charming little town on a country river depending on your perspective. The tiny town of Franklin, (under 400 residents in the last census) is located 45 minutes from Hobart and forms part of the Huon Valley trail. Like the river which threads through the rich…