St Georges Square

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  • Day179

    Platypi & Kilkenny

    November 29, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    Yesterday was another epic day. After I checked into my pod, I visited the Platypus House. They have both platypi and echidnas, the only two monotremes in the world. I saw a few echidna along the gravel roads, but I won't be anywhere to see platypi in the wild, so this was the next best thing.

    After I got back to the pod--which is most awesome--I stopped by the Plough Inn, then The Irish. They had my favorite beer, Kilkenny! Yummy! Around 21:00 a young man got on stage with a keyboard, a guitar, and a microphone and proceeded to bring the house down. Better yet, thanks to my hash shirt, I met a former hasher and he connected me with the local kennel. Trail is this evening!

    Now I'm eating lunch before walking to the pier for a Tamar River Cruise. Should be great despite the mostly cloudy skies.

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the MONOTREMES. ✌️
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  • Day19


    January 31, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Heute sind wir in Launceston - es ist die zweitgrößte Stadt auf Tasmanien und eine der ältesten Städte in Australien. Hier stehen auch heute noch gut erhaltene alte viktorianische und historische Gebäude. Uns ist aufgefallen, dass die Fronten (wie so oft in Australien) mit billig wirkenden Vordächern versehen sind...Read more

  • Day155

    Schnabeltier, Schnabeligel, Schnabel...

    March 2, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Nach einem kurzen Abstecher zur schönen Bay of Fires fuhren wir auf der North East Route in Richtung Launceston.
    In Beauty Point machten wir beim Platypus-Haus einen Halt. Hier gibt es eine der wenigen Möglichkeiten, Schnabeltiere und Schnabeligel von Nahem zu betrachten.
    Die Schnabeltiere waren hauptsächlich im Wasser unterwegs und paddelten und plantschten umher.
    Die Schnabeligel waren da schon zutraulicher und wir konnten uns direkt neben sie setzen. Während sie etwas zu essen erhielten, konnten wir sie von Nahem beobachten und sie kurvten zwischen unseren Beinen umher.
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  • Day5

    Parade of Bands

    April 15, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    The alarm was set quite early as we had to be at the other end of town to form up (corner of Elizabeth and John St) and be 'dressed' by 8:45am (a good 20 minute walk from where we were staying. Thankfully, Garry took the instruments up again in the car. I had the usual problem of working out what I absolutely needed to carry in my little black bag that was strung over my shoulder under my jacket. It was also chilly so we kept our jackets on until the very last minute - our uniforms consisted of a black long sleeved shirt.

    The inspection over (checking uniform, ranks, straightness of lines, sharpness of attending to commands and a pile of other things), we had to then report to the diagonally opposite corner of the park to form up and step off. Step off time was scheduled for 9:18, but of course ended up being later than that. Many bands opted to do a fancy turn where we had to turn right, but we were happy that we all ended up back in our ranks after going round into the next street. Funnily enough, although we were supposed to go back and do the repeat, we all seemed to forget, which was a good thing. John (drummer) started us back off again.

    After we had finished, we made our way back to Garry's car, stopping here and there to talk to other people we bumped into along the way, as well as watch and clap the bands still in the parade. We took our instruments back to the car and picked up our jackets before heading back down to the mall, again stopping in various places to watch the other bands. Rae was getting in serious need for a coffee, so eventually made our way back to the Mall and to Coffee Republic which was thankfully open today! Told Jill where we were and were joined by them. When we got there lots of tables were empty, and by the time they had arrived, there wasn't a seat to be found. We chatted again to them while they ordered a coffee, and made our way up the mall to reach the others.

    This time we had a lovely sandwich a couple of doors up from Banjos and sat chatting for a while. we made our way back to Penny Royal eventually, Rae deciding we had time to do some laundry before our rehearsal at 3pm

    Everyone seemed to have settle a little in this rehearsal, so we were hoping for great things in the morning! Wandered over to the King's Bridge for a couple of drinks with Ken, then Jill suggested we eat at a place called Levee - a 20 minute walk along the waterfront. Nice food and good pizzas as well
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  • Day86

    Burger genießen in Launceston

    November 22, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Zu mehr fehlte uns die Kraft.
    Die Burger verleihten uns zwar neue Kräfte, aber nach nem Kissen- & Essenseinkauf konnten wir nur noch nach arailton weiterfahren...

  • Day4


    February 24, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Today we headed from Swansea to Launceston. This is only a couple of hours drive straight through but we took our time and found a few interesting things on the way.

    First stop was a small town called Campbell Town. One thing I have noticed about Tasmania is there is a lot of convict history and Campbell Town was a prime example. Originally there was a creek running through the town but they decided they wanted to change the direction so they had the convicts build a bridge and then dig a channel to reroute the creek so it ran under the bridge.

    More recently the town established a convict trail of bricks that showed the name, ship, and crime of Tasmanian convicts. The trail ran up and down the Main Street. There were a number of convict era buildings in the town some with cells in the basement.

    After Campbell Town we headed on to Evandale. This is a classified historic town and we just happened to be there when the Evandale town fair was on which meant they had penny farthing bike races around the town. Classic! They had speed races, slow races, slalom races, biathlon races, novice races, and lots more. There was a Japanese bloke there who is apparently a TV star in Japan so he had an entourage of camera people filming him in a couple of races.

    The other thing to note was there were a lot of people with the surname McClintock who obviously live in the town as they were competing and seemed well known.

    We then headed up to Launceston. Once again lots of old buildings and lots of hills. We quickly found our Hotel, had lunch, and went to find the big attraction in Town - the Boags Brewery. They run tours of the brewery with tastings so we were keen. It was an interesting tour and some nice beers with cheese.

    After the tour we had dinner at a Mexican restaurant and headed back to the hotel.

    We only have one night in Launceston, tomorrow we are on to Cradle Mountain.
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