Entries by Jonesy

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 […]

A marathon work day

Well we just underwent a marathon all day and most of the night stint trying to solve a problem on the University’s network drive. The only interlude from work was when I went for a walk down to Strahan’s town centre and the port to clear my head. This proved to be a great walk […]

Queenstown – Another fascinating story of achievement

Today we drove to Queenstown without holding any expectations being that we had heard little about the town prior to our visit. View Larger Map What we found was a 100 year old mining town owing it’s past and current existence to nothing else but the phenomenally successful Lyall Mine that has continued to extracted […]

History viewed through the imagination

To really get the most out of a visit to Waratah you must call upon your fertile imagination. This town and the areas surrounding it are rich in history and the bones of many successful and unsuccessful enterprises lay exposed here. When you hear the story of how Tin and other minerals like osmiridium, gold, […]

Goodbye Stanley

This morning we said goodbye to beautiful Stanley. I made a last round very early, just as dawn was breaking and before anyone in the town was up and about. The wind was howling through the streets and the sea was wild and, with the towns street lights still on and the lights on the […]