Travel Blogs from Sandy Bay
... Point, and it did not disappoint. I chose a macadamia caramel tart for afternoon tea and a summer pudding for dessert that night. I'm hoping we can get back there for a meal or snack before we head home, there was so many delicious looking baked goods! Late in the afternoon I decided to take a walk up the hill from us, zigzagging through the streets as high as I could go. The sun had come out now, and even at 5.30 it was very warm. Most house had ...
If its Monday, it must be Hobart, Tasmania. I'm pretty sure
that it is Monday since this morning’s shipboard announcements told us so. (Kinda
lost track of time since we’ve been on vacation and don’t really need to be
anywhere at any particular time). We’re docked in downtown Hobart. The port is
somewhat industrial, which is to be expected, but its right where the action is
... link to Melbourne, and arrive for the longest landing taxi ride to the terminal in history, **** it's a big airport. Imagine the equivalent of the Jetstar "bus terminal" at Tullamarine, down the escalators at the end of the line, fifty times as big. It's a freeking huge Air Asia hub, where you can walk easily a kilometre to and from your plane. A one airline hub in KL, with all the other airlines working on the other side of the airport. Working real good by the looks. Except ...
... for a town called Ramsgate in an advanced stage. As whaling started to decline, timber-getting became an important activity with wooden tramways transporting logs to sawmills at Cockle Creek, Catamaran and Raminea. But gradually the good timber became less accessible and coal was discovered enabling the tramways to transport coal ...
... peaceful. Relationships with the indigenous people
were not good (were they ever?) and a lot of very hard and dangerous
work went into winning timber from the forests but there was also
another penal colony which was far less progressive than that at Port
Arthur and was basically sheer hell. The odd thing is that both seem
to have been endorsed by the same administration at about the same
time. We then meandered up the west coast (there's not a lot ...