Category: Excursions

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A few weeks back I told you that one of the main reasons why we were going back to Tasmania was to use our Ticket of Leave cards at the Port Arthur Historic Site. So when we planned our trip we decided that this time we would spend a couple of days down there, and on one, go to the site. We left it for the end of the trip and headed there on a day of variable weather.
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Before we left for Tasmania we knew we had two days to spend in Port Arthur. We had planned all along to go to the Port Arthur Historical Site, but that still left a day with nothing to do. While researching things to do in Port Arthur we found information on the Tasman Island boat cruise run by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. It wasn’t the first boat cruise I have done with them, last year I did one around Bruny Island which was fantastic. We booked in to do the cruise the first full day we were in Port Arthur. So glad we did as the following day rained on and off all day.
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While in Hobart I had an opportunity to go out with my friend Fi to do a sunrise. She knew a good place to go, so she picked me up and took me down to the harbour. It was so surprising as we actually got a sunrise, and a beautiful one. It lasted for quite a while so I was able to get a few different positions.
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One of the main reasons I wanted to come to the east coast of Tasmania was to photograph a tree on a rock, seriously. There is a tree that grows from a rock in Binalong Bay and I’m sure it has been photographed thousands of times, but it didn’t matter, I still wanted to do.
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Working out what to do when you are travelling is one thing, but then sometimes the plans fall apart or you realise you have forgotten to plan anything for a particular day. That is pretty much what we worked out a couple of days ago. We spent some time looking around for things to do in Coles Bay and saw there was a boat cruise to Wineglass Bay, apparently a must stop if you are in the area. 
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Time is getting away from me and I have so much work on at the moment, which is good, but then again means that spending time here is sacrificed. I wanted to do a post on a new social media site I’ve been using, but it will have to wait for now, so instead I have another image from my trip along the Great Ocean Road. 
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Over the weekend I took a trip to Ballarat to visit Sovereign Hill, an outdoor museum showing how it was during the Gold Rush of the 19th century. My daughter wanted to go and see the Winter Wonderland they had there, it was their Christmas in July spectacular. We weren’t sure what we would get to see, but it was fun to go and I have the Nikon D7500 with the kit lens, the 18-140mm so I thought it would give me a good chance to try it out.
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Giving images names can be so hard and I try not to do it too often, but I think if the post is just going to be about one image, I should make an attempt to name it.

The Cape Nelson Lighthouse was a little like the Port Fairy one, out on it’s own and, perhaps, left to the elements. The cliff that this one sits on, I can imagine, would get very windy and there wouldn’t be a lot of shelter from the elements. Even the day Pam, Mike and I were there we could see that. It wasn’t a bad day as far as the weather went, but you can sense that it could be really rough and really cold in winter when the wind picked up.
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