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  • Day70

    Positiver: pas facile aujourd'hui!

    March 14 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Ce matin, lever à l'aube pour partir en excursion. Comme d'habitude, on se rend au théâtre, on prend notre ticket et on attend.

    Pas longtemps car une annonce nous informe que nous ne pouvons pas débarquer par précaution. Il faut dire qu'il y a des cas avérés à Hobart et sur la plupart des autres futures escales d'ailleurs.

    Donc nous avons quand même débarqué pour aller à l'immigration (!!!!!!!!!) pour remonter ensuite immédiatement, équipés de nos masques. On espère que les infectés ne sont pas les employés de l'immigration!

    Donc, même en étant optimiste, je dirai simplement: c'est la merde!

    Tout à l'heure, une AG aura lieu au théâtre. Peut être en apprendrons nous plus à ce moment là. On rentre? on fait des ronds dans l'eau? On va à chacune de nos escales et on reste sur le bateau? On fait tout péter?!

    Je reprends l'écriture tout à l'heure, c'est à dire la ligne d'en dessous pour vous!

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    Comment ai-je dit? ah oui, c'est la merde!
    En effet, notre croisière autour du monde s'arrête ici, sur les quais d'Hobart. Nous n'aurons plus aucune escale d'ici la France.

    Nous ne savons pas par où, ni combien de temps ce retour va durer. La seule chose qui est connue, c'est le fait que nous passerons à Sydney et à Singapour uniquement pour une escale technique.

    Depuis aujourd'hui, plus personne ne monte sur le bateau, ni les passagers qui avaient coupé depuis Auckland par exemple, ni les musiciens qui devaient embarquer, ni du personnel, … Certaines personnes décident de quitter le bord pour prendre l'avion. Ils ne savent même pas si ils pourront atterrir quelque part en Europe. Et dans ce cas également, on ne remonte plus sur le bateau.
    Heureusement, et c'est la raison pour laquelle ils sont aussi rigoureux, il n'y a aucun cas à bord et il faut que ça dure.

    Adieu donc la Nlle Calédonie, l'Australie, l'Indonésie, Bali, Colombo et toutes les autres. Nous aurons une très maigre consolation: nous pourrons avoir une photo devant l'opéra de Sydney, on sera accosté devant..! Sympa non?

    Nous n'en savons pas plus pour l'instant. Sans doute demain ou après demain aurons nous les infos sur le voyage de retour. Mais, quoi qu'il en soit, nous appréhendons beaucoup ce trajet d'au moins un mois, sans arrêt et sans projet. Déjà, l'atmosphère est un peu électrique...

    A part ça, cette nuit nous avons vécu notre tempête des 40ème rugissants: des vents de plus de 120 km/h et une mer démontée. Et aussi surprenant que celà puisse paraître, le bateau de bougeait pas tant que ça. En revanche nous ressentions comme d'énormes turbulances en avion, des chocs, des vibrations, du bruit... Mais pas de quoi s'affoler.

    Aujourd'hui, ce n'est vraiment plus le sujet. Je n'en sais pas plus. J'espère avoir plus d'infos demain.
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  • Day54

    UnderDownUnder Tour: Tag 1

    January 26 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Ich bin in Tasmanien!!!!
    Tasmanien klang für mich immer nach geheimnisvoller, unberührter Natur und nach Abenteuern!

    Da ich noch nicht so ganz wusste was genau ich hier machen soll oder besser gesagt wie ich hier von A nach B komme, buchte ich über UnderDownUnder die Famous 5 Tour.
    Diese wurde mir in Adelaide von einer Mitbewohnerin empfohlen.

    Und so starteten wir heute um 7.20 Uhr von Hobart aus.
    Wir, das sind 22 Teilnehmer aus aller Welt von jung bis alt.
    Wir haben Leute aus der Schweiz, Deutschland, Holland, Österreich und Polen dabei. Aber auch aus London, Kanada, Australien, China und Japan.

    So fuhren wir von Hobart durch das Derwent Valley - von Osten nach Westen über die Insel. Unser erstes Ziel war ein kleiner Ort, indem wir uns ersteinmal mit Kaffe und Lunch für den bevor stehenden Tag versorgen konnten.

    Dann ging es auf zu den wunderschönen Russell Falls, wo wir zwischen den hohen Bäumen des Mt Field National Park spazieren waren.

    Nachdem wir am späten Nachmittag unser Camp bezogen hatten, machten wir noch einen kleinen Abstecher zum nahe gelegenen Strand.

    Es war ein sehr schöner Tag!

    Abends schlossen sich kleine Gruppen zusammen um gemeinsam zu kochen.

    Ich schloss mich den beiden Schweizern und dem Österreicher an.
    Erstens kochen die Männer, anders als die Frauengruppe, mit Fleisch 😁 und zweitens tut es auch Mal gut wieder auf deutsch reden zu können 😉
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  • Day36

    Tasmania where cold beginns & party ends

    November 6, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Laaaange Durststrecke für euch alle. Nach gut 2 Wochen bekommt ihr jetzt aber wieder was zu lesen :)

    Wir hatten einen spannenden Flug nach Tasmanien. Gestartet in Auckland, verspätet natürlich, ging aber soweit alles gut. Aber je näher wir Melbourne kamen, wo wir umsteigen mussten, desto mehr wurde klar das es mit dem Anschlussflug nach Hobart echt knapper und knapper wurde. An der Passkontrolle ging es natürlich noch langsamer als sonst & das Gepäck kaaaam & kam einfach nicht. Wir hatten einen total lieben Sitznachbarn im Flugzeug der für uns alle Fragen an der Info geklärt hat & auch rausfinden konnte das unser Flug nach Hobart auch gut Verspätung hatte. Aber für uns war trotzdem Rennen angesagt. Wie in einem Hollywood Film mit all den Pannen sind wir über den Flughafen zu unserem Check-In und dann finally zu unserem Gate gesprintet. ...um dann festzustellen das der Flug 45 min später erst abhob. Naja wir konnten wenigstens nette Kontakte knüpfen & haben uns dadurch sogar mitten in der Nacht den Transfer zum Hotel gespart.

    Tasmanien... ja Tasmanien... was soll man sagen. Aus den geplanten 10 Tagen wurden 9... es war bitter kalt & es konnte Neuseeland einfach in nichts das Wasser reichen.

    Aber wir hatten doch eine gute Zeit hier. Wir haben viele neue Leute kennengelernt & uns die Nächte um die Ohren geschlagen. Wir waren echt in irre tollen Locations wie zum Beispiel ‚The hanging Garden’... manno man... was ein geiler Platz. Einfach nachmittags zu nem chilligen GinTonic oder abends als Club. Wahnsinnig beeindrucken. Eigentlich befindet sich alles draußen mitten in nem Hinterhof zwischen riesigen Gebäuden aber wurde mit einer Glaskuppe & vielen kleinen Ecken fast wetterfest gemacht.
    & noch viele weitere kleine Bars. (Natürlich mega Inspiration für Lori ;) ) Trotzdem haben wir nicht nur Party gemacht. Wir haben auf einer Halbinsel in der Wineglass-Bay den Mount Amos beklommen. & im wahrsten Sinne wir sind geklettert wie die Weltmeister & die Aussicht hat sich mit jedem Schritt gelohnt. Man hatte Aussicht über alles... die Strände und Wälder. Das war echt irre, jegliche Angst wurde bekämpft & wir haben unseren Körper noch etwas besser kennengelernt, was er so leisten kann wenn man erst mal seinen Kopf ausschaltet. Hammer Erlebnis.

    Außerdem waren wir im Tasmanischen Zoo & haben viele beeindruckende Tiere von ganz nah gesehen und als Highlight durften wir ein Baby des Tasmanischen Teufels halten. Sooo süß die kleine Poppy, könnt man gar nicht meinen das die einem gefährlich werden können.

    Wir waren auf dem Salamanca-Market der unserem Kulturufer sehr nahe kommt, aber doch ein ganzen Stück größer und vielseitiger. Einer der bekanntesten Märkten hier.

    Also wir sind trotz Wetter nicht ganz leer ausgegangen & haben das beste draus gemacht.
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  • Day4

    Hobart ,Tasmania

    March 19, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Hobart ,Tasmania.

    We came into Hobart at sunrise ,up the Derwent River, with the rising sun shining on the organ pipes of Mt Wellington. Berthed very close to the city, at the Logging part, which in its self was something, the logs here stacked to precision ,quite amazing , later we saw the operator of a large vehicle ,with a big log attached ,battering them into line.!
    We have visited Hobart a time ago, it’s a lovely, ocean side, city ,seafood outlets abound ,many boats moored, interesting statues. Huge English trees ,hints of autumn. The old wharf side warehouses have been beautifully converted into apartments , and the old sandstone buildings of the 1800’s stand strong. A mellow day, soft skies, and much to like.. On a whim we took a trip to the top of Mt Wellington, at 4000+ feet ,and what a revelation that was.! Just 5 of us with a very nice driver, Dutch by origin ,but really Australian ,informative and bright.
    The mountain is quite unique, huge straight gums, in the beginning, hundreds of years old ,a narrow road built by hand in the 1800’s most likely by convicts .Rocks of amazing kinds, changing as we climbed higher, covered in lots of pretty and different lichen’s ,which look like the Aboriginal paintings ,and will be related .Whole slopes on the tops, of round boulders tumbling down. At the very summit, where there is snow often in winter, quite a surprise to see ,many ,many kinds of hebe’s and other plants, flowering and flourishing, some in tiny crevices .There are 500 plant species here on this mountain.The pinkish rock up here, in pinnacles, as left by their volcanic action of thousands of years ago, boardwalks and path’s to see it all, it was simply great. Cloud soon rolled in, but from just a little further down we were able to see the views. There grew banksia’s prolific, in pretty colours, all about, with tiny honey eaters darting in and out…So much that was new, lovely and unexpected.
    Coming down back into the city which is smallish, just 220,0000, were the old grand homes from the 1800’s that housed the Commandants of the Convicts ,wrought iron and nicely kept today.
    Later we walked some distance around the harbour to Salamanca ,galleries and markets, not operating as a complete market , except on Saturday..but a fruit and Veg one, had tomatoes for $9.20 a KG, cheapest at $5.20, quite a shock…,amongst other interesting stuff of course..Nice Parks and gardens, along the way. We enjoyed a good walk in the warm sun ,and made our way back to our ship. We sailed at sunset, this is a city where almost everyone has a sea view, from many hills that surround ,they are close to the bush, a danger ,as forest fires are still burning all this time later .We enjoyed Tasmania just as much as years ago, a fairly close destination with very varied scenery ,history, and animals. The Americans here, enthralled with the Tasmanian devils and all they saw . Touched, a Wombat ,and many Kangaroos at a Sanctuary. 46% of Tasmania is National Park.
    We have discovered more lovely places on board, so tastefully arranged, and today enjoyed the 7 hole putting green, with comfortable seating, divided by nice artificial hedging of marcracapra…like foliage.! Warm out today, 26o..
    Great sadness though ,as our Dear Grand Cat, Christian’s big beautiful James, has passed away ,in the bigger picture of things may not seem a loss, but he was his Family ,and we all know how that feels…
    Tonight we have Captains cocktails, not fussed, but Sam thinks go, we are meeting very nice people along the way, we are sort of a Family really. [This was 40+ people who are going to London, minus the World cruisers ,who number 463,so kindred spirits and did meet some very nice people…]
    Hope Mum is enjoying snippets of this ,and that you are all okay.
    Love from us, Faye and Sam.
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  • Day2

    Hobart

    April 12, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    After a rocky start yesterday we had an uneventful flight to Hobart but then had to wait for half an hour for our vehicle, then we were upgraded as they didn’t have what we booked, oh well, nice big wagon, same price, love it.
    Hotel in good position in town. Drove out to Mt Wellington to find the summit road closed due to roadworks, lovely!! However, we did get some great views from half way up. Drove out to Kingston, so pretty and the beach lovely.
    Found the shot tower historical site and climbed the 324 steps to the top.
    I am the driver with Jeanette the good navigator.
    Off to Port Arthur tomorrow.
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  • Day4

    Bruny Island

    April 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Early bus trip from downtown Hobart to Kettering for the ferry to Bruny Island then 40 min drive to Adventure Bay to board a boat for a three hour trip. Great weather, no major swell, magic boatman and our crazy tour guide - all made for a great day. Went down the coast into the southern ocean, unfortunately we didn’t get to see any Whales. Such amazing caves and coastline.
    Lots of fun and laughter, then stopped to buy oysters on the way home, scoffing them on the ferry.
    Back to Hobart, straight into a bar overlooking the waterfront for a ‘Japanese Slipper’ along with nibbles.
    What a great day .
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  • Day3

    Hobart Tourists

    April 13, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Walked from Hotel to Salamanca Market downtown Hobart this morning. Lovely cafe for breakfast then a wander, magic place, best market I have ever been to.
    Back to pick up car then drove to Port Arthur, wow, what a place, wandered through the grounds and old penitentiary plus old houses, the history of this place and it’s convicts is amazing. Walked through the memorial garden that was created after the 1996 massacre of 35 people killed by a crazed gunman. One such person was Jason Winter of whom Mike & I knew slightly from his being a winemaker. Knew his father-in-law really well from Waihi Beach. Did a boat trip around the harbour and learnt more history of the convict life, great place.
    Big day tomorrow, watch this space!!! Lots of laughs today 🤪🤪🤪
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  • Day21

    Hobart

    May 16, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Brekkie in the company of roosters, a short morning walk in the mountain, packing for the city, and then another walk down a stoney stairway to find one more of those cliffs made of tiny Lego-lookalike rocks, beautifully placed under a blue sky and far away from the crowd - and then a loong walk up those same stairs. All before lunch and driving to Hobart, Tasmania's capital.
    Hobart seems like a nice, modern city with a lit of culture, hipster areas and a popular local brewery, but we enjoyed doing nothing/working indoor for a bit. And we cooked salmon with potatoes in the owen!
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  • Day12

    Life aboard the Noordam

    February 1 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Settling nicely into our cruise ship - Holland America’s Noordam. It has had a recent makeover and looks fresh and very comfortable with all new carpets and furnishings. We have a nice stateroom on the Upper Verandah Deck, with a large balcony. The bathroom even has a small bath as well as a shower, although I don’t know if I would get out of it once in! We have bathrobes and Elemis toiletries which is nice. Given the number of sea days, we decided to buy the Green House Spa Package, featuring hot mosaic-tiled beds, thalassotherapy pool, steam rooms and sauna - lovely to relax in with views of the ocean.

    The entertainment is not as varied as Royal Caribbean, and the emphasis is on more classical tastes, with musicians performing on the intimate Lincoln Center Stage or in BB Kings Blues Club. The Duelling Pianos are also very popular. There are a number of Coffee and Chat sessions with the personable Cruise Director Chris (beep!). He delivered a very interesting audio-visual presentation on the history and development of the Holland America Line, including its role during the war transporting troops. Interesting to note that the line’s first ship - the Rotterdam - was built in 1872 in Renfrew! All very different from our usual fare, but very enjoyable. The first full show in the World Stage Theatre featured the singers and dancers in a tribute to Billboard hits, and was of a very high standard.

    The food so far has been outstanding. We have a lovely table for two in the dining room (how anti-social!), but usually go to the Lido buffet for breakfast - great variety including excellent omelettes.

    Our Captain’s welcome toast was a poignant occasion as the the officers and representatives of all departments came on stage to pay tribute to Captain John Scott in this his final voyage after 45 years before disembarking in his home city of Auckland. The Captain delivered a heartfelt speech. He finished by saying that, as we will have noticed, the first day at sea had been quite rocky, and we can all claim to have sailed through a hurricane - defined as 64 knots, when we had experienced 64.5 knots.

    All in all a very relaxing and pleasant start to the cruise. Just arrived in Hobart, Tasmania. The ship has docked within walking distance of the town so we are looking forward to exploring it - hopefully no Devils! 👿
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  • Day14

    Handsome Hobart

    February 3 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We had a long time available ashore today - from 8am till 11pm. Tasmania’s capital city, Hobart, lies nestled between the peak of Mount Wellington and the River Derwent. A city of only 220,000, it is an attractive place with a dark history - apparently 80% of Hobartians are descended from the convicts sent here in the 19th century. Many of the warehouses around the port and Salamanca / Battery Point area have been gentrified, and there is now an abundance of coffee shops, restaurants and boutique hotels.

    We decided to take a hop-on, hop-off bus again to get an overview. The temperature had dropped to a cool 15 degrees (when we have been used to 30-40), and I needed my zipper for the first time. We were reminded that Hobart has strong connections with Antarctica (‘Oh, please!’ as the Drowsy Chaperone would say).

    We visited the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and enjoyed a pleasant walk around. Hobart is an interesting place to visit and spend some more time in.

    As we will be at sea / cruising fjords for the next 3 days it is unlikely I will be able to post any updates. Please be patient and normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. 😘
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Hobart, هوبارت, Горад Хобарт, Хоубарт, ཧོ་སྦར་ཐེ།, Хобарт, Χόμπαρτ, Hobarto, הובארט, होबार्ट, HBA, ホバート, ჰობარტი, 호바트, Hobartas, Hobārta, ହୋବାର୍ଟ, ਹੋਬਾਰਟ, ہابرٹ, හෝබාර්ට්, ஹோபார்ட், โฮบาร์ต, Hobat, Гобарт, ہوبارٹ, 霍巴特, 荷巴特

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