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  • Day154

    Ship Stern Bluff

    March 1, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Got up outside Auntie Jan's house about 8.45. I was still feeling a bit ill and Hannah was starting to come down with it. We had a chilled morning planning our 2 week Tassie trip. Caught sight of a pod of dolphins making their way up to Hobart for the morning commute.
    Had a chat with cousin Lara whilst Jan was out. Then had a lovely group lunch before setting off towards Port Arthur area.
    I checked the swell and it was looking around 16ft with light winds, so decided to take a detour to Ship Stern Bluff. One of the worlds most wild waves. After an hour and a half walk we found it.
    Massive powerful wave. We just missed a group of surfers who were just leaving on a jet ski.
    Amazing coastline with no one else around.
    With dusk approaching we walked back through the trees to our van.
    Moved it into the close by camping spot for 20 dollars for 2 of us. The owner came out and shined a bright light in our faces when we got in, complaining that we did not dip our lights when entering his field 🙄. Very friendly.
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  • Day39

    St. Helens - Freycinet NP - Tasman NP

    March 11, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Tag 37

    Der Tag beginnt mit einzelnen Sonnenstrahlen und so entschliessen wir uns die Bay of Fire ein bisschen genauer unter die Lupe zu nehmen. Wir laufen den Strand rauf und runter, besteigen die grossen, runden, herumliegenden Granitfelsen und knipsen unsere Fotos. Ein paar tolle Aufnahmen gelingen tatsächlich, so fahren wir gegen Mittag weiter Richtung Freycinet NP. Wir finden noch knapp einen Platz zum nächtigen, kochen uns mal wieder ein einfaches Abendmahl und verkriechen uns in der weissen Blechkiste.

    Tag 38

    Das Highlight des Freycinetparks ist die Wineglassbay und die schwierige Wanderung auf zum Mt Amos. 250m darunter liegt der Aussichtspunkt für jedermann. Natürlich wollen wir den Amos besteigen! Leider spuckt uns Petrus mal wieder in die Suppe und lässt es den ganzen Morgen mehr oder weniger regnen, was einen Aufstieg nicht durchführbar macht. Wir begnügen uns mit dem Standart Ausblick und geniessen die im trübmilchigen Morgennebel liegende Wineglassbay mit Zig anderen Wandervögeln. Da heute auch noch Sonntag und am Montag Feiertag ist, scheint ganz Tasmanien die kleine Wineglassbay heute sehen zu wollen. Irgendwann laufen wir zurück zum Auto und verlassen die Touristenhochburg.

    Tag 39

    Heute scheint die Sonne und zwar den ganzen Tag! Wir begeben uns auf eine Perle von einer Wanderung, 4h hin und zurück ans Kap Hauy. Der mit vielen Stufen, aber sehr anwenderfreundliche Wanderweg führt der Küste entlang durch dichte Wälder, wobei es stetig aufwärts geht. Vom höchsten Punkt können wir das Kap und das Ziel bereits erkennen, dafür geht es nochmals zweimal tief runter und wieder hoch. Die Oberschenkel lassen Grüssen. Der weite Ausblick auf die felsige Küste sieht fantastisch aus und wir geniessen unser Snack. Nach einem Drohnenshot mit zwei Deutschen geht es den selben Weg zurück. Die angegebene 4h Laufzeit wird mit 2h 35min unterboten. Wir sind glücklich hat das Wetter mal wieder mitgespielt und fahren müde zum Campground und geniessen unsere verdiente warme Dusche.
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  • Day10

    Port Arthur Historical Site

    January 6 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Wow!!!! This place is massive!!!! Beginning life as a penal colony for repeat offenders (much like my birthplace of Port Macquarie) this was a thriving community of convicts, professional people, public servants and military.Read more

  • Day11

    Remarkable Cave, Tasman National Park

    January 7 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    A beautiful sea cave with the shape of Tasmania silhouetted at the end of the tunnel. The cave is made of different types of sandstones and has two entrances. These have eroded along fractures made by ancient earthquakes.

    Nik was agile enough to climb down a ladder which is meant for emergency exits from the cave when high tides come. Me, no way!! I'll won't get up again!! 😂😂😂😂
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  • Day11

    Tessellated Pavement, Tasman National Pa

    January 7 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Wow!!! This is amazing. The cracks in the rock are helped along by the tide. The tide comes in, saltwater penetrates the rock cracks and surface. The tide goes out, salt crystals from on and between the rock grains as water evaporates. Over time, the salt water crystals grow, pushing the rock grains apart.

    The silt from the central and western part of Tasmania moved 290-265 million years ago, creating siltstone that can crack, making it suitable for the saltwater to crack the stone. A process that began 160-60 years million years ago.
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  • Day18

    Eaglehawk Bay's surroundings

    May 13, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

    We woke up to the sound of heavy waves hitting the beach, and, agan, with a beautiful sunrise we did the brekkie and started driving early.
    Stopping for a bit of work in a bakery and a spot for a cold and windy shower using all our drinking water made it a long drive to the next tourist destination, but the breaks were needed!
    In the peninsula south of Eaglehawk Bay there is quite a few interesting rock formations formed by water and sand and collapsing cliffs making this a highlight for the tours around here, but we're off season, so only a few others were around.
    Again we managed to stopped for the night while still in daylight, enjoying camping life.
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  • Day20

    Going slow

    May 15, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today I was driving! For close to two weeks my left shoulder has made my arm useless but that's slowly passing now.
    We had breakfast in the cold sand on the beach just next to the car, and then we saw the remaining tourist spots on the peninsula before heading to Mt. Wellington, making a couple of stops on the way.Read more

  • Day19

    Port Arthur's convicts

    May 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Acting all touristy we walked around an old, well-preserved convict site with an expensive ticket in an orange string around our neck and the camera over the shoulder all day. Convicts were send here when no where else was suitable, and escape was impossible. Some were helped back into accepted society, some were a lost cause and kept isolated for years after multiple attempts to escape or stealing the wrong persons shoes. Quite a few people have lived and developed a large town there, but at some point the balance tipped, and more old and crippled than working convicts remained, hence the city shot down, turned into a tourist attraction.Read more

  • Day155

    Port Arthur

    March 2, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Drove off at 10am - another lazy ill start.
    Found a lovely spot overlooking the sea for breakfast. My phone decided it would stop charging over night. So had to use Hannah's to diagnose and fix.
    Stopped into the Remarkable cave, much like the Gouliot caves in Sark (obviously less impressive). Loads of foam being washed in by the waves.
    Drove to Port Arther. A much more touristy spot than I was expecting. Early 1820 ish convict area, with a 40min walking tour followed by a 20 min boat cruise around the Isle of the Dead.
    Spent a bit more time walking around.
    After that we went to an unimpressive blow hole and a lavender farm.
    Then spent a few hours driving north to a free campsite, next to a beach. Fantastic views across the bay at sunset with purple skies. We could see Mt Amos, our destination for tomorrow.
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  • Day26

    Day 25

    January 28, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Nach einer kurzen Nacht im Flughafenhotel, fliegen wir von Brisbane nach Hobart auf Tasmanien. Wir landen bei strahlendem Sonnenschein und 30°, aber für das Wetter können wir ja nix. Wir übernehmen das vertraute Camper-Modell und wundern uns, wie sehr wir uns auf das erneute Camper-Leben freuen. Nach wenigen Kilometern hat uns Tasmanien voll im Griff. Wir fahren Richtung Port Arthur, lassen an der Pirate Bay keinen Aussichtspunkt aus und halten auch einfach mal mitten auf der Straße, um die Aussicht zu genießen. Tasmanien ist so anders als Queensland, dass wir das Gefühl haben ein neuer Urlaub würde beginnen.
    Die erste Nacht verbringen wir auf dem Platz eines Veteranenvereins. Das kostet uns 20$. Dafür gibt es aber auch einen 10$-Gutschein für die Bar, den wir natürlich sofort einlösen. Wir bekommen ein großes tasmanisches Bier, Apple Cider und freundliche Gespräche dafür.
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