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Devonport

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  • Day87

    Devonport, Australien

    November 23, 2016 in Australia

    Pinguine und Schüler im eiskalten Wasser zu beobachten macht Spaß 😁 Nur die harten kommen in den Garten...
    Davor waren wir noch im Australian Axemen Museum (Bild 4): einer der männlichsten Orte, die man hier wohl aufsuchen kann *hust*!

  • Day2

    Devonport

    October 24, 2017 in Australia

    Arrived in Devonport at 5.30am. Waiting to disembark at 6.45am
    After a smooth crossing of Bass Strait, our initial stop was for Angela's to visit the now decommissioned Mersey Women's Hospital-this is where her Midwifery training took place back 1982 - 1983. The hospital, which has stood empty for many years, has been totally vandalized and is to be demolished soon- sad to see this happen-so many happy memories.
    We then checked out her old flat she had shared for a few months-now stands in only marginally better shape than the hospital !
    It was then breakfast at the wind swept Mersey Bluff -cold but looking out over Bass Strait a great breakfast treat !
    Our next stop was a few kilometers down the road to the township of Latrobe-Ange lived in the nurse's home for the rest of her training-the nurse's home is now part of the hospital administration offices but unfortunately off limits despite a polite request to have a look down the corridor.After a drive around the small township-including Angela's old walking track and a look at the big hill she would climb we found ourselves at the House of Anvers-a chocolate shop and chocolate Museum for a delicious morning tea - needing to tackle that exercise track that Angela's once used afterwards !!!!
    We decided to stock up on some supplies back in Devonport and visited Hill Street Grocery-a great store so inviting and everything displayed in such a way that browsing was a must. There are apparently several of these stores throughout Tasmania-originating in Hobart.
    Our next stop was to visit Simon Martin Whips and leathercraft -the smell drifting around the store was amazing and such beautiful leather goods on display -you could watch them working with the leather, crafting it into quality products in front of your very eyes.
    Our final mission for the day was to sit on the banks of the Mersey River and watch that Spirit of Tasmania commence her evening sail back to Port Melbourne.
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  • Day14

    Huon Pine

    November 5, 2017 in Australia

    Tasmania's Huon Pine is one of the slowest growing and longest living trees on the planet. Individual trees can take 2000 years to reach 30 meters in height and live to 3000 years. The timber is prized by shipwrights and furniture makers for its rich golden hue, rot resistant oils, fine grain and fragrance. Fortunately it's now a protected species, but in the past suffered devastation by early wood cutters who searched for the forest 'yellow gold '. The Huon pine products you see today are manufactured from recycled timber or comes from dead trees salvaged from riverbed and forest floors.
    Accompanying photos :
    A shinny yellow gold example of manufactured huon pine.
    A stack of reclaimed huon pine logs - note initials on end of log as a claim to owner of each log.
    Beautifully crafted rocking horses made from huon pine- the smallest $5000, middle size $8,500 and the largest $10,000- do you want one ???
    A moving work created in huon pine paying tribute to the many convict women who passed through the Cascades Female Factory and went on to contribute much to the development of today's society.
    A fallen huon pine tree in the Gorden River National Park.
    A huon pine in the Gordon River National Park.
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  • Day14

    Lunch Stops.

    November 5, 2017 in Australia

    There is nothing like a cuppa in the great outdoors. Duncan has awarded best pie to the Swansea bakery for their lamb and vegetable pie and best vanilla slice to Ross bakery. Best wine for trip surprisingly was to the chardonnay we bought at the cellar door of Leven Valley Winery and finally whilst Mawson has been a smashing little lunch/dinner guest-he was outdone at the town of Ross when Mumma duck and her 8 very tiny ducklings joined us for lunch, gorgeous !!!Read more

  • Day1

    Devonport, Tasmania

    March 21 in Australia
  • Day37

    We're here!

    December 11, 2017 in Australia

    Sunrise on the boat

You might also know this place by the following names:

Devonport, دوونپورت، تاسمانی, دێڤنپۆرت، تاسمانیا, דוונפורט, DPO, დევონპორტი, ڈیونپورٹ, Девонпорт, डेवोनपोर्ट, ڈیونپورٹ، تسمانیا, 德文港

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