Archive for February, 2014

Lycra Loonies

Let’s face it, we’ve all made a joke at some point about cyclists and lycra. Today I saw a whole new side to the lycra loonies at the National Penny Farthing Championships in the small town of Evandale in Tasmania. Modern day Penny Farthing cyclists wear lycra. Who’d have thought it eh? People come from […]

More great camping

We’ve had some awesome camp-spots here in Tassie. Here’s some of our recent ones. Nothing beats a good fire in a great camp 🙂

Still rivers

I took this series of shots at the Musselroe River in North-east Tasmania. We’d travelled along a sandy four wheel drive track which from the map looked like it crossed this river to reach the towns on the other side. As you can see there’s no way we were getting across here. The place was […]

Best Office View Ever?

We were driving down some narrow and overgrown forest tracks in Tasmania’s North East when we stumbled across a fire tower perched up on one of the hills. To our surprise there was a man working at the top of the tower who invited us up for a look. November to April is Tasmania’s bushfire […]

Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires on the North East coast of Tasmania is famous for its clear blue ocean, snow-white sand and orange, lichen covered rocks. It is an enchanting place which got its name in 1773 from explorer Tobias Furneaux who saw the many fires of Aboriginal people on the beaches. Now its the campfires […]

Unlock Australia Campaign

As we travel around Australia we have become increasingly frustrated with the amount of gates and fences we come across which prevent us from accessing many parts of this huge country. There is a growing trend in Australia whereby apparent ‘conservationists’ believe the bush is best protected by locking people out. We consider ourselves to […]

Critter Cam 8 – Little Devil

On most nights out in the bush we set up our ‘Critter Cam’ – an infrared camera – to see what Australian animals are marauding around our campsites. Last night we captured a great shot of a Tasmanian Devil. This picture is particularly special as the devil is an endangered species in Tasmania due to […]

Catch your dinner

I decided the other half was perhaps not catching enough fish with his rod so we purchased me a lovely pink one. On its first outing I caught an Australian Salmon and this morning, its second outing, I caught another one! That’s dinner sorted. I never thought I’d like fishing but with views like this […]