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Day 159 – This is Tasmania (As I Expected It)

We heard a little community radio yesterday afternoon, and on it the presenter was talking about the clear day that was forecast for tomorrow (today). To my absolute…

Day 158 – Launceston

Some mornings I wish I had a thermometer to measure the temperature inside/outside the van (though, the temperature of the engine head was 02C…) It was a clear…

Day 157 – Bay of Fires – aka Are We Really In Tasmania?

We were woken at 4:30 this morning from giant drops of rain falling from the trees that we’d parked underneath. This continued for nearly an hour, and I…

Day 156 – Freycinet National Park

Weather Update: It was surprisingly warm here last night – I ended up sleeping half out of my blanket. It was comfortable walking around in my thongs first…

Day 155 – Midlands Heritage

First thing to do today was to visit the Mitsubishi dealer in Hobart to find a replacement t-piece for the one that broke on Friday (and is currently…

Day 154 – Port Arthur

I thought that by parking next to a 2m high shrub on the side of a cliff last night we’d have some buffeting from the winds. It was…

Day 153 – A Taste of Tasman Peninsula

Looking out of the rear window from the bed it was vivid blue skies – looking out the front window was dark grey clouds. Luckily we wanted to…

Day 152 – Salamanca Markets

Allow me the indulgence to whinge for a paragraph (and no promises, but I will probably whinge more). I feel somewhat cursed that our car seems to always…

Day 151 – Magical MONA

Well, like we thought, we woke to a winter wonderland outside. It wasn’t nice snow by any stretch of the imagination, but it was snow. It was also…

Day 150 – Into The Wild

I apologise for constantly talking about the weather, but for us it’s the biggest variable we face, and can make a huge difference between loving a place, or…