A Personal Note: Harriet (my wife) and I jointly share a spirit of adventure. As we have no mortgage, we are free to travel the world financially. We built a handmade house in 1981 on five acres of land 35 kms. out of Brisbane, Australia for minimal money.
See the house / land posts:
OUR HOUSE …. An Overview
OUR HOUSE ….The Actual Garden See the photos of the house and garden and the history of how we obtained rejected materials like from the Supreme Courthouse stone (where the Law Courts are now in Brisbane) …. two loads for nothing in 1980. They dumped 100’s of cubic metres as fill and built a school over the top. The stone was cut out of the Kangaroo Points Cliffs in 1877.
See these travel posts:
- Ken and Harriet’s Travel posts from 2003 to 2018. I wrote this in April 2020 even though this New Zealand Travel Blog May 2010.
- An International Perspective ….. Ken and Harriet’s Travel post from 2003 to 2018
Still being written …..
Note: I would like to share with you through these few words, photographs and hyperlinked websites, a 3 Dimensional experience as though you were actually there with us. Click on any photograph and it should enlarge to different size ….. at least half screen or size full screen. It will be clearer in detail than the photo on the post. It will be as if you were really there looking at the actual scene. You are an arm chair traveller with us.
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Ross, Tasmania Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania. On the Macquarie River, Ross is located 78 km south of Launceston and 117 km north of Hobart. The town is listed on the Register of the National Estate and is noted for its historic bridge, original sandstone buildings and convict history.
Bridge built by convicts in 1836…
The well-known sandstone bridge was constructed by convict labour in 1836, and is the third oldest bridge still in use in Australia. Commissioned by Lieutenant-Governor Arthur, the bridge was designed by architect John Lee Archer, with the convict work team including two stonemasons, James Colbeck and Daniel Herbert, the latter being credited with the intricate carvings along both sides of the bridge.
The boat for going up the Gordon River for the whole day. The Tasmanian government was going to flood this area in the mid 1970’s right to the Franklin River for hydro power. There were huge protests on the Franklin River to the point that the Federal Government said they couldn’t so they made Lake Pedder instead.
Tree ferns along Julius creek near we stayed on night in our touring van.
Looking down on Wineglass Bay from the lookout at Freycinet National Park
Callington Mill at Oatlands built ion 1836 …… now restored to working order again.
Red Roses in flower at Barilla Caravan Park, Hobart where we stayed on the 1stnightwearrivedin Tasmania.
Hobart / Salmanca ….. we stayed for three days.
Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia’s best outdoor market – proudly operated by the City of Hobart – every Saturday from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Hobart’s Salamanca Place.
Piers: this where you could a quiet coffee beside the water …. Absolutely beautiful.
Arts Centre …. Gallery
My Battery Point Historic Walking Tour is a self guided ramble through Hobart’s Historic Precinct. Battery Point in Hobart is a fascinating place to discover on foot.
This self guided walk will take you along the backstreets and around the corners to poke into the different areas and to discover its contrasts.
There will be some history, but the main thrust is to help you walk the streets and soak up the ambiance of this very unique suburb of Hobart.
In 1818 a battery of guns was established on the Point as part of Hobart’s defences, and it is from this that Battery Point gets its name.
It is nowadays a fashionable suburb in which to live, but it also contains some of the oldest, still standing houses in Tasmania.
The start and finish points are in Salamanca Place at Kelly’s Steps and the walk will take about 2 hours at a leisurely pace.
Mt. Wellington near Hobart …. Had snow and mist on the mountain. A polar wind had come in bringing the snow in summer time. No wonder we were cold. I had on a long sleeved ti shirt. Over this was a woollen jumper then over that I had a padded shirt … a bit like a light jacket.
It was in the morning that we went up to Battery Point. The next day we caught taxi to Hobart Airport and flew back to Brisbane in normal Queensland summer heat. The Contrast !!