Travel Blogs from Strahan
... and they did!
The cruise was, again, a highlight and just as enjoyable this time as it was last time. Perfect weather and the lovely, clear view of the mountains was amazing. We again loved the tour of Sarah Island.
Sarah Island, in Macquarie Harbour, was a penal settlement between 1822 and 1833, established before the more well known Port Arthur. Sarah Island was known as 'Hell on Earth'. The penal station took the worst convicts and those who had escaped from ...
... in Tasmania. The water and the tree lined edges and the
numerous peaks in the background looked like a brochure of Canada. We were lucky enough to camp on a little
peninsula and although it was cool weather we got to enjoy pancakes for
breakfast while sitting in the sun admiring the mist coming off the chilly
water. It’s a very popular fishing
venue, but we were in a little world of our own.
The Targa Tasmania Car Rally is held ...
... it all very well. It was after lunch that I bought my plant guide. I left Doreen by the window and I went back up again to savor the sunlight, the wind and the beautiful scenery. We got back pretty nearly on schedule at 2:30 pm. I had asked Doreen to drive this am since it was still a bit dark - maybe from the cloud cover as well as a late sunrise. But I drove from this point on. Doreen did stop at the wood shop and got her brother a ...
... is also a fully operational forge in the blacksmith shop and rooms of pictorial history including mining in Queenstown, convicts in Strahan, shipwrecks on the west coast and more.
Also included is the Gaiety Theatre built in 1898 with seating for 1000 people. Edwardian silent films play on the big screen and you can sit and take in the grandeur of a time gone by.
... the town of murals. It is plastered in murals depicting life of bygone days. It is also where we glimpsed a local taking his fluffy chocolate llama for a walk! Nearby Railton's streets are lined with over 150 topiary shapes, figures and forms, including elephants, trains and local animals. Ingenious. Kenny found the road riding some of the hardest, yet most spectacular he has encountered to date. It equalled the riding he relished in the Victorian high country.