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  • Day385

    Der Preis des Reisens

    January 17 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Unsere Reise ist zu Ende.

    Etwa 5 Wochen waren wir unterwegs. 2,5 davon als Gruppe von 4, und 2.5 Wochen Roxane mit mir.

    Es war eine tolle, wunderbare Zeit, doch nun gehen wir wieder eigene Wege.

    Menschen die man lieb gewonnen hat, auf welche Art auch immer, muss man irgendwann gehen lassen.

    Freunde nicht mehr bei sich zu haben bedeutet aber auch zu wissen, dass in den verschiedensten Winkeln der Erde immer auch ein kleines bisschen zuhause für einen ist.

    Nichts anderes ist es mit meiner Familie und Freunden zuhause in Deutschland.

    Dass ist der wahre Preis des Reisens.
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    Jan Auf Reisen

    schönes Resümee 👌🏻

    Patrick Meusel


  • Day12


    March 18, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    On Friday we visited the Female Factory and bought two passes. One was to view the site and the other was to attend the Live History presentation.
    The Cascades Female Factory operated between 1828 and 1856. It was for the incarceration and rehabilitation of female convicts. There were five yards built at this site.
    The two actors in the live presentation were able to relate and demonstrate the harsh treatment, harsh conditions and sometimes torture that these women went through.
    On the site were many metal plates with the name of a female convict, her crime, the punishment ( how many years transportation ) her age, her height and a general description.
    It was very interesting and informative.
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  • Day71

    Hobart Museum and Mt Wellington

    January 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Went into Hobart to the Museum, it was free and so good!! There was so much for the kids to look at and Max and I loved it too.
    Afterwards we drove up Mount Wellington, it was soooo cold up there but obviously the view is amazing! We had a look around then had a beer/cider up there. Back at our camp spot for the night - the Lea scout campgrounds, up in the mountains. Max left the weetbix out last night and there were 2 possums having a massive fight over it under the annex.Read more

    Jenny HAYNES


    Karen Adam

    Museum looks great, Max and the boys look like they enjoyed it. The views are fantastic!

  • Day12

    Maria Island

    March 18, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    After a scrumptious breakfast at The Sanda Guesthouse we backtracked to Triabunna to catch the boat to Maria Island. The tour went from 9:40am until 5:00pm. Morning tea and lunch were provided and on both occasions the boat moored in a sheltered bay or cove while we ate. We actually circumnavigated the whole island. The goi g did get pretty rough in one section which resulted in the three people sitting on the open deck on top being doused with a wave; Neville and I being two of them. And you needed two hands to hold on. It was ROUGH!
    Maria Island was a convict prison twice. It was owned by an Italian entrepreneur who in the mid to late 1800s ran an ambitious tourism operation complete with a grand hotel and coffee palace. The settlement town was called Darlington. Lost his money then refinanced and built a concrete works on the island.
    Again lost his money and the government bought the island and leased out land to farmers. Finally they ended all leases and it has been run by Parks and Wildlife since the 1960s. There are some buildings left from all four eras of European settlement.
    On the boat tour the rock formations were explained - see photos.
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