Entries by Jonesy

Barry and Christine arrive.

An exciting day to day because Barry and Christine arrive for their 10 day holiday. We saw them!! The arrival lounge at Hobart airport seemed to light up with the glow of Barry’s smile and his ruggedly handsome appearance. Just to grip his hand and hear that voice in his “How are ya Chris”, greeting […]

Royal Tasmanian Botanical gardens and 7 Mile Beach

Today we toured the Royal Tasmanian botanical gardens. These gardens are spectacular! The trees with their wonderful mosaic of colour create a frame around the soft velvety green lawns that just invite you to lay on them. The colours and the varieties of plants from across the globe are beautiful and the gardens have a […]

Mt Wellington, then to Hospital

Getting of to an early start we headed to the Saturday Salamanca Markets in Hobart city. These markets have very wide recognition as being special in the world of markets our expectations were high.I am probably not the best person to write about markets because frankly, “Seen one seen ‘em all”, is how they affect […]

Staying in New Norfolk for a bit

Well, we are still in New Norfolk where we’ve decided to “Hole up” till Barry and Christine arrive on Tuesday and from there we’ll explore the south of Tasmania and Bruny Island. The last few days have been spent paying the price for the stupid dumpster diving episode. I should have rested the rib cage […]

Reorganising, repairing and rethinking.

We’ve now been living in our little home for 3 months and 1 week and we’ve been on the road full time 6 weeks. It really seems much longer probably because of the tremendous variety of things we have done and places we have been. Every day of the last 6 weeks has been crammed […]

Back in Hobart.

It was good to be in Brissy for a couple of days but it was also good to back “home” in the wee van with Kerrie. The connecting flight from Sydney to Hobart gave me yet another opportunity see the funny side of people. I was sitting in my seat after boarding contentedly reading a […]

A very painful dumpster dive.

We were on our way from the van park in New Norfolk to the airport in Hobart for my business trip to Brisbane. We had decided to use the opportunity to take home the dehydrator. It has a high cost in room compared to possible usage. We needed to wrap the unit so spotting a […]

Bronte Parke to New Norfolk

Leaving Bronte Park rather early we made our way toward New Norfolk just outside of Hobart. We have to be there by tonight so I can catch the plane to Brisbane on Sunday where I will attempt to repair the University network. The usual magnificent scenery accompanied us the whole 160 or so kilometres. So […]

From Strahan to Bronte Park

Getting away from the caravan park at Strahan took ages. People came from everywhere to talk making hitching up a slow process. This is something we find quite common. Everyone seems fascinated with our little home. At many places we stop, even briefly at the roadside, people comment on the van. This is largely because […]

The awesome Gordon River voyage

Today we discovered the awesome Gordon River, Sarah Island penal colony and Hells gate. We very rarely pay for Tourist Attractions but we bought a special voucher when coming to Tasmania that allowed us to take 5 of Tasmania’s best tourist attractions at a large cost saving. The Gordon River cruise from Strahan was one […]