Tasmania mania

I had to photoshop this image to take the Kookaburra off of my head and make my biceps look bigger.

Part 1: Hobart

Having never spent any time in Hobart on my previous three trips, we stayed in The Corinda Collection, an historic hotel with a great hedge. This maze only took me three hours to solve.
My favourite exhibit at MONA. Engineering FTW! (The words are formed from water hoses above, spelling out words that currently have high frequency in Google Australia news feeds.)
Within 30 minutes of Hobart you can start the climb to Mt. Wellington. While you can drive to the top, the trail up is worth the terror of the slippery hike back down.
Who would think you’re right outside the capital city? Seriously, who? I want names.
Apparently we were not the first humans to summit Mt. Wellington, unless the local wallabies have developed advanced telecommunication technology.

Part 2: Bruny Island

Two days on the island were full of scenes like this one, from our hike on the Fluted Peak Track. There is word that the locals us for this: “wilderness”. I love the quaint language they speak.
We took a boat cruise around the Southeastern side of Bruny. Some people believe that the Transformers created these rock foundations.
We had hiked along the upper edge of this cliff the previous day. Or maybe it was another one of the cliffs.
Bruny has both beautiful sand beaches as well as rocky shoals. We saw a surfer head out alone into the waves. Clearly he was just there for all the attention.
Almost every moment in Bruny has some magic.
Despite the rain, the Cape Queen Elizabeth Track was excellent. Although her cape was no where to be found.
Could you at least knock?
Leigh makes sure the wallaby is holding still so he will appear in the photo. Look closely.

Part 3: Bay of Fires

The red marks are definitely not lichen, they are the remains of the arson feuds between the locals.
Ocean, white sand, tranquility. If only you could bottle this up and force someone to drink it.
It’s even better without Brooke Shields.

Dearest Tassie,




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