George Town

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day19

    Little Penguins in Low Head

    January 31, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 14 °C

    Am späten Abend sind wir noch an die Nordküste nach Low Head gefahren. Dort konnten wir uns in ganz, ganz kleinen Gruppen zusammen mit einem Ranger kleine Zwergpinguine anschauen. Die Pinguine kommen hier abends an den Strand, um zu brüten, ihre Babys aufzuziehen und sich zu mausern. Es ist richtig cool und niedlich, wie die kleinen Pinguine über den Strand watscheln...voll süß 😊.Read more

  • Day84

    Low Head

    April 26 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 12 °C

    We got back on the road this morning and moved about 80kms up the road to Low Head which is just past George Town on the estuary of the Tamar river as it enters the Bass Straits.
    We have booked into a caravan park for the next 4 nights and Kay is already into her 4th load of laundry (I do help by hanging it out on the line, but I think she then sneaks out and rehangs it all anyway).
    It is very windy here at the moment and the same is forecast for the next couple of day but we will not let it stop us sightseeing so we will put on some extra clothes and beanies to keep warm. I have had to park the car so that it blocks the wind from blowing the washing line away.
    On our trips we have seen lots and lots of people who travel with their pets and I get so frustrated that there are so many owners that think they don’t have to follow the rules ie keep their dog on a leash because they think their dog won’t be happy wearing a leash, But today we came across the worst example of a bad owner, we went to look at a caravan park to see if we wanted to stay and there was a little dog sitting at the gate looking out occasionally barking at people passing by, so we were talking to the park manager and he said that the dog wasn’t his, it had belonged to a holidaymaker who left it behind when they moved on and when the park phoned them to let them know they had forgotten their dog and they said they would come back, but that was over 2 years ago and the dog is still waiting.
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  • Day86

    The low heads pilot station

    April 28 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Next we were off to the pilots station were we started off with coffee and cake (best way to start a visit to a museum) then we met the lady volunteer host who gave up a bit of history of the area and the pilot station. Then it was time to look around while Kay had some fun.

  • Day2

    Tamar Valley wine trip

    April 12, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Helen and Garry arrived early next morning. They had travelled in their car pulling a trailer with the heavy instruments, and had come across on the ferry overnight in seats. Gael had planned a wine trip, so after a quick shower and coffee at the Penny Royal cafe we headed off in two vehicles, mi us the trailer of course. I was with Helen and Garry in the second vehicle. After we'd scooted along for about 50 kms, Garry started to panic as they hadn't filled up with petrol before we'd set off. Our first stop was the Leaning church vineyard, in a lovely setting, the church having been transported to this place. We sampled several of their wines. Being a cool climate area they specialize in sparkling wines (not allowed to call it champagne of course). Gael bought a bottle for about $50 and the rest of us gave our thanks and left, headed for the petrol station in Lilydale.

    Next stop was Jansz which I remembered visiting on a previous trip. Had an interesting carved ship's prow there, which looked old, but on closer inpection showed people on phones, computers etc, albeit disguised. Here we also sampled some of their vintage sparkling wines, and here Garry took his turn to buy a $50 bottle.

    Thereafter we hopped into the cars and went on a long trip in search of a berry farm. Alas we didn't manage to find it, but by the time we reached Exeter, we were all ready for lunch. We were directed to a querky cafe called Burt Munro's Indian motorcycle cafe (made famous in the movie The Fastest Indian). No idea why it is here in a lonely corner of Tassie, but here it is, and the food was tasty and very welcome! It was home after that. I needed to do some practice, and chose (where else?) the guest laundry. Attatched to our accommodation at Penny Royal there is a sort of historic fun park with rides and so on. There was already a racket being broadcast in the laundry, somebody being attacked by bushrangers on loop every couple of minutes. I thought a bit of Rhapsody in Brass couldnt be any worse for the guests (most of them were here for the contest anyway)

    Dinner in the nearby pub (Kings Bridge) was the chosen venue for dinner, a short walk from our accommodation and a few drinks back with our friends in their loungeroom ended a lovely day.
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  • Day5

    Noosa 2&3 Woche

    March 11 in Australia

    An meinem zweiten Wochenende in Noosa bin ich an den Emundimarket gegangen. Dabei waren ein paar Kollegen von der Schule. Der Market war gross und man hat verschiedenste Sachen gefunden. Man konnte sogar eine Schlange halten und mit ihr ein Foto machen #iiih😰

    Unter der Woche waren wir wieder viel am Beach und haben auch einen wunderschönen Sonnenuntergang gsehen. Ich habe auch eine Yogastunde besucht und da es nicht immer schön Wetter war, hanen wir auch Indoor Sachen unternommen, wie Lasertag oder "Käffele" #healthylifestyle

    An meinem dritten Wochenende bin ich mit Adriana und Livia in den Nationalpark in Noosa gegangen. Es war überwältigend, die Natur und die Hitze🤪😄
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  • Day85

    Georgetown sightseeing

    April 27 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 12 °C

    We started off today but checking out the towns silo mural which depicts the river and the local events, the weather seems to be getting to it which is not surprising with how windy it is here. Then Kay visited the information bureau before we headed up to the towns look out which gave us a great overview of the river mouth but boy was it windy which made it a very cold experience!! On the way to the look out we saw a flock of peacocks and hens but were unable to get a good photo as they ran off shared (not the like like the tame ones we normally encounter)Read more

  • Day85

    Georgetown sightseeing

    April 27 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 14 °C

    Next we had a drive around town before visiting the Bass & Flinders museum, the guy who guided us around was very good and as we were the only ones there it was a personal tour. As usual kay enjoyed roll playing but a bit disappointed there was no dress ups.

  • Day86

    Low Head lighthouse and Fog horn

    April 28 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We had a lay in today not arising till 9am (a right lazy pair we are becoming) eggs on toast for breakfast then off sightseeing again (its a hard life).We set off for the lighthouse station as they sound the foghorn once a week at 12 noon on a Sunday and amazingly we are here on the right day. The volunteers at the foghorn station were very friendly and informative and carefully made sure that everyone was a safe distance as the horn sounded it’s 136 decibels.Read more

  • Day24

    Launcenston - North

    April 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Discover north of Launceston: Seahorse World & Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine Heritage Centre and Low Head Pilot Maritime Museum:
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