Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Whensday – Tasmania and Bruny Island

On one of our trips to Hobart (Tasmania), my husband and I visited our friend, Graham. Graham lives on a raspberry farm, in a lovely Japanese styled house with mostly glass and screened doors. It was very cold while we were at his house, so we mainly stayed indoors. The view from his house was fantastic – on a good day, we could see platypuses swimming in his (man-made) lake…

Here are a couple of photos I took while we were in his house:

Rhododendron flowers 
Lovely rhododendron flowers – Graham has a green thumb

Dog © Evelyn Howard, 2009 
Bruno the dog – lucky to have lots of space to run and play in, plus a cosy bed indoors

Bruny Island

Later we went to Bruny Island, just off the coast of Tasmania (2 hours by car from Hobart). We rented a wonderful house with a magnificent view, overlooking the sea (see photos below)…

Bruny Island © Evelyn Howard, 2009

Bruny Island © Evelyn Howard, 2009

Bruny Island © Evelyn Howard, 2009 

We went on a half-day adventure boat cruise to look at the rugged coastline and wildlife – that was our most active day... Mostly I read, drew and painted – just my kind of holiday.

It is definitely a place to consider if you are looking for a restful holiday with not much to do. This is link that shows where exactly Bruny Island is.


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Julie said...

What a beautiful and restful spot! Did you see any Tasmanian Devils??? LOL! My geography is so bad, I had no idea where this actually was...until I scrolled out on the map! Thanks for teraching me something new this early morning!!!

Evelyn Howard said...

@Julie: thanks for visiting - I have never seen a Tasmanian Devil!

Diane AZ said...

Tasmania and Bruny Island look wonderful! The rhododendrons and all of the other images are gorgeous. You must have had a relaxing holiday.

yoon see said...

Wow! You are on vacation again Evelyn!
The blooms are so gorgeous and i thought that I am in fairly blossom wonderland.
Bruno the dog is certainly a smart guard dog. So cute, is a he or she?
I always love Australia, the sceneries are superb...but the weather is extremely hot during summer!
thanks for the useful link too:)

Evelyn Howard said...

Hi Yoon See, Going just by the name, I think Bruno is a he :). Yeah, cute little guy!
I agree with you re the weather, but I love summer - the best time of the year! :) Thnaks for visiting

Urban Green said...

WOW! Looks like a great place.
And did you say platypuses swimming around? really?
Those flowers are amazing, and so are the views.
Lucky you!

Evelyn Howard said...

@Urbun Green: Yes, they swim around. It's pretty awesome, especially when it's a man-made lake, and on his property!

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