3 posts categorized "Tasmania"

July 20, 2012

Leaving Hobart, back to Sydney

EUR_7372Sonnyearly morning start at the Cottage ( w=or it is winter and sun comes up late :-) EUR_7382SonnyHobart International Aiport, that's right ! EUR_7386Sonnybut we're leaving ? EUR_7388Sonny
:-) EUR_7389Sonnyready for take off EUR_7391Sonnystraight after take off a lot of cloud so did not get to see anything, till now, Flinders Island I think EUR_7392SonnyYeah, Flinders Island, Emita beach EUR_7394Sonnythen it got all cloudy again EUR_7396SonnyJust make out australian coastline, my guess, near Marlo , Victoria EUR_7400Sonnyrather white cloud...that's no cloud, that's the snowy mountains, super ! EUR_7404Sonnygreat view of the whole range. where I placed the arrow ( click photo to enlarge )is the runs at Thredbo, and the circle roughly where Perisher-Smiggins resort is EUR_7405Sonnythe snowy mountains with lake Jindabyne EUR_7407Sonnyarrow marks the village of Jindabyne EUR_7412Sonnyreally make out the valley leading up to Thredbo from Jindy EUR_7420SonnyLake Eucumbene EUR_7431SonnyLake Burragorang, Sydney EUR_7434Sonnylove all the ranges all the way to horizon EUR_7437Sonnyback to civilization, well, sort of, The Shire hehehe EUR_7441SonnySouth Sydney, going in to land

Corinda Cottages Hobart

EUR_7302SonnySo after arriving yesterday late afternoon, this far south it did not take long for nightfall, so we headed to the Salamance area to find somewhere nice to dine, lots of places, but must say, with all this seafood around and amazing Tasmanian produce, we were a bit let down culinary speaking. But our cute cottage made up for that. We got up, erm, relatively early in Jacqui speak EUR_7304Sonnylots of great still life to shoot in our cottage EUR_7305Sonnygreat little kitchen, complete with enough goodies supplied by the owners for a nice breakfast EUR_7310Sonny

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so many things to see, like a little museum EUR_7313Sonny

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attention detail keeps coming up when you mention Corinda Cottages EUR_7315Sonny

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EUR_7327Sonnyoutside our window, a pigeon home EUR_7334Sonnyour cottage for the week end EUR_7340Sonny'morning EUR_7347Sonnysome lovely old houses in this area EUR_7352Sonny

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EUR_7357Sonnynice pathway, I like EUR_7358Sonny
so our main reason for visiting ( besides Jacqui's birthday ) was to pop in to the MONA museum. this thing was cool ( there were so many cool and old things to see, but I did not feel like walking around photographing everything ) So it shoots out streams of water that form words EUR_7361Sonny

EUR_7363Sonnyafter MONA we had some cheese and salami boards ( and glass of white of course ) we headed inland, a sI have never been to Tasmania, just had to go for a drive, so up the hill we went to check out some wineries, turns out this time of the year a lot of them are closed, Home Hill wasn't so we checked it out. Coller climate, so a bit more sweetness in the flavours. After Home Hill we drove through Huonville, and onto Woodstock ( of course ) which runs along this Huon river EUR_7364Sonnynot going to get many more shots as it is getting dark very quickly and have not reached the sea yet, bugger ( will have to come back again in summer ) EUR_7368Sonny
Glaziers Bay, with snow covered mountain top in the background

July 19, 2012

Sydney > Hobart, Tasmania

EUR_7175SonnySo, to re-cap, flew in from London, straight on to a turbo prop off to shoot campaign in outback location, arrive back and here I am next morning on a plane again. But not work related this time. A surprise trip to Hobart for Jacqui's birthday, planned this quite a while ago and told the kids about and impressed they managed to keep it a secret from her. Plus they made a card, well they tricked Jacqui into thinking it was a welcome card for me, and they then insisted she give it to me as soon as Jacqui picked me up form the airport. When she had not giving it to me yet as we were on our way to Bankstown airport I kept asking so how's Evan, and how is Belle and India, Finally she told me that she thought it was strange but India and Belle really insisted on getting this card to me, so just before getting on our turbo prop at Bankstown airport Jacqui gave me the card , which I then gave straight back to her as it was a birthday card for Jacqui and lettin gher know that 3 days later she will be on a plane to Hobart. So here we are in the tarmac, ready to go to Hobart EUR_7176Sonnyalso waiting to take of, this plane, which looks more like the plane we were supposed to have a few days ago, but there were some last minute changes ( this plane would have been a bit faster and less stopping to refule -if at all ) EUR_7178Sonny
ready to take off EUR_7181Sonnythe other run way and Port Botany in the background EUR_7184Sonnylooks like fun, haven't done that in a while EUR_7185Sonnyone big sand dune turned into one mass of water, such a shame, to think there used to be such beautiful sand dunes, so close to Sydney, for all to walk through and enjoy EUR_7190Sonny
boat harbour EUR_7194Sonnywing, rainbow, cloud, plane shadow EUR_7201Sonny

EUR_7205SonnyHoney comb rocks just off Port Kembla, Wollongong EUR_7210SonnyBass Point Reserve EUR_7215SonnyThe long stretch of beach from Culburra to Currarong at Jervis Bay EUR_7217SonnyThe entry to Jervis Bay EUR_7221SonnyJervis Bay Nature Reserve & Booderee National Park EUR_7223SonnyEast Boyd State Forest, and Green Cape at the top of the photo EUR_7224SonnyDisaster Bay and Wonboyn Beach EUR_7227SonnyNadgee Nature Reserve EUR_7229Sonnydraw a line down the middle of the photo from the top, through the left side of the those sand dunes, and you pretty much have the NSW - Victoria state border, so left Nadgee Nature Reserve, right Croajingolong National Park. The Island is Gabo Island EUR_7233SonnyGabo Island, and we just can't see Mallacoota, where we were back in Easter, beautiful place, shame I could not see it from the plane EUR_7234Sonnyjust ocean now EUR_7237Sonnyflying over Bass Strait EUR_7244SonnyLand, first time I see Tasmania ! Pretty sure that's a place called Chain of Lagoons and Seymour at the top EUR_7249Sonnyso many beaches to explore EUR_7250Sonnyband of cloud,north of Spring bay EUR_7253SonnyCan just make out Maria Island top right EUR_7254SonnyTriabunna at Spring Bay EUR_7257SonnyProsser River, Orford EUR_7260SonnyWoodvine Nature Reserve, Carlton river and Norfolk Bay EUR_7268SonnyTranquil looking norfolk bay EUR_7272SonnyNorfolk Bay, Carlton River and Primrose Sands beach EUR_7277SonnyCremorne and Lauderdale, getting close to Airport now EUR_7280SonnyFrederick Henry Bay EUR_7285SonnySingle hill EUR_7286Sonnyand landing , crossing Seven Mile Beach EUR_7290SonnyWelcome to Hobart