Tomorrow Nik and I head off to Tasmania to do the famed Lap of Tasmania for 2 weeks!! We are traveling by campervan 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂
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    Hobart

    January 7 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We did it!!! We did the Lap of Tasmania!! We are back where we started from in Hobart and I absolutely love it here!!! It's so chilled out and the people are friendly.

    We are staying at Lenna of Hobart, which was built between 1876-1880 by Harriet and Alexander McGregor. The original mansion which houses the reception, the bar, function rooms, offices and the McGregor Lookout is connected to the rooms of the hotel by a walkway. It's just perfect!! We are in room 38, overlooking Princes Park and the River Derwent.

    We went for a walk tonight along the docks to the Drunken Admiral, a restaurant where I had the seafood chowder I have been after this whole trip!! It was delicious!!

    There are so many buildings built by convict labour or from that time. This is such a beautiful historical city. Tomorrow I'm going to the Cornelian Bay cemetary to see the final resting place of my four times great grandmother Mary Ann Amelia Singer, nee Crumb. I'm still looking for evidence of the final resting place of her husband, John McDonald Singer, my four times great grandfather.
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    Tessellated Pavement, Tasman National Pa

    January 7 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Wow!!! This is amazing. The cracks in the rock are helped along by the tide. The tide comes in, saltwater penetrates the rock cracks and surface. The tide goes out, salt crystals from on and between the rock grains as water evaporates. Over time, the salt water crystals grow, pushing the rock grains apart.

    The silt from the central and western part of Tasmania moved 290-265 million years ago, creating siltstone that can crack, making it suitable for the saltwater to crack the stone. A process that began 160-60 years million years ago.
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    Remarkable Cave, Tasman National Park

    January 7 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    A beautiful sea cave with the shape of Tasmania silhouetted at the end of the tunnel. The cave is made of different types of sandstones and has two entrances. These have eroded along fractures made by ancient earthquakes.

    Nik was agile enough to climb down a ladder which is meant for emergency exits from the cave when high tides come. Me, no way!! I'll won't get up again!! 😂😂😂😂
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