Trip to Tasmania Australia by Edward VK3LIP http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/ Trip to Tasmania Australia by Edward VK3LIP This first set shows a typical costal scene as I drove along the east coast. We then ate some french oysters and trekked up a mountain in Freycinet National Park to the lookout over Wineglass Bay. Picture (2) http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576474 203576474 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576475 203576475 These 3 photos show the contrast between the rocks of the east coast of Tasmania at Bicheno and a dairy and cheese farm inland http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576476 203576476 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576477 203576477 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576478 203576478 These 3 photos show us trekking into a forest to get to a waterfall. There is one taken at the Bay of Fires near St. Helens where the rocks look as though they are on fire. http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576479 203576479 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576480 203576480 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576481 203576481 We visited the Bridestowe Lavender Estate at Nabowla where we had lunch. 2 pictures http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576482 203576482 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576483 203576483 This is a view of Hobart from Mt. Wellington, which overlooks the Tasmanian capital city. I also took a photo at the summit of the mountain once we reached it. 2 pictures http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576484 203576484 ``Don't be harsh on children, for you've trodden that path yourself. Don't laugh at the elderly, for you'll be treading that path yourself.'' http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203576485 203576485 I was just going through some of the photos I took during our recent trip to Tasmania and on our drive from Launceston to Hobart, we stopped in the town of Ross, where we visited the site of the old Ross Female Factory. For those who are interested in a bit of history, here is a selection of photos that I took of the place. Note the worn stone steps inside the overseer's house as well as the ornaments on the Ross Bridge, which was built by convict labour. http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203586469 203586469 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203586470 203586470 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203586471 203586471 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203586472 203586472 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203586473 203586473 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203586474 203586474 During our stay in Tasmania, we had the opportunity to visit a replica of Mawson's Huts. The real huts are located in Antarctica. For those radio amateurs amongst us, here are some photos of the radio equipment that was used to by Mawson's expedition http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203586491 203586491 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203586492 203586492 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203586493 203586493 http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203586494 203586494