Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Stillhouse in Launceston

Stillhouse in Launceston


Turners Stillhouse is a great new venture has been operating for about 18 months. They were ready to open just before COVID hit, so their opening was put on the back burner.

Now up and running, the tours of the distillery are really enjoyed by people who are interested in the production of Gin.

 

Whisky Barrels at Turners Stillhouse

 

The stillhouse has whisky aging in barrels. Until it has aged sufficiently for bottling, the distillery has only award winning gin for tastings and sales.

 

Tasting at Turners Stillhouse, Launceston


The fun part of the tour is the tasting. Many unusual blends have been created at the Stillhouse.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Bruny Island, Tasmania

The Neck Bruny Island



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the iconic places on Bruny Island is The Neck. It boasts spectacular views and is also home to a colony of Little Penguins who make their burrows in the sand dunes. 


The Bruny Island Lighthouse



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The lighthouse is situated a the southern most part of the island.
It is a fantastic lookout to the Great Southern Ocean and the south coast of Tasmania and therefore Australia. Next stop Antarctica.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Fungi of Tasmania

 

Colourful Types of Tasmanian Fungi




Autumn is the time of year when Tasmania’s fantastic fungi appear without warning. There are so many different types e.g. Corals, Jellys and the traditional ones we expect. They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and textures.

 

 

 






 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Devonport and the Spirit of Tasmania





Devonport, Tasmania




The Mersey River was very still and the reflections beautiful in Devonport prior to the departure of the Spirit of Tasmania on its daily journey to Melbourne.


 

 

Mersey River and the Spirit of Tasmania


The captain of the Spirit of Tasmania certainly had to concentrate on the turn in the river with a very low tide against him. It was a slow turn and it looked as though the ship was too big to make the turn. I was holding my breath as it inched its way around to have the bow heading north to Melbourne.



Sailing at Last

Once completing the tight turn in the Mersey River the Spirit of Tasmania set to sail on its daily trip across Bass Strait.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Tasmania


Top of the World

 

 

 

 

 

Kunanyi/Mount Wellington is a spectacular mountain that highlights Hobart, Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors to Hobart



A visit to Hobart would not be complete without a visit to the top of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, especially on a day when the weather is clear.



Observation Shelter

Kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Tasmania




From this fantastic vantage point, you can see in all directions. From Hobart to the entrance of the Derwent River and further on to the Great Southern Ocean.


Friday, April 23, 2021

Unique Wildlife of Tasmania





Kangaroo Mating

Who said Kangaroos can’t climb trees? This big boy has cornered his “girl” in the tree so there was no competition from other “boys”. There was no escape for this “lady”. He definitely kept is eye on the competition.

 

Cute Echidna

Echidas would have to be the cutest of all the Tasmanian wildlife and one of the most unique. This little guy was checking out the food supply but definitely checking me out too.

 

Iconic Tasmanian Devil

The endangered Tasmanian Devil would have to have the most fearsome reputation of any of the Australian animals.
Contrary to popular belief, they are actually very timid and shy, and hard to find in the wild.

Stillhouse in Launceston

Stillhouse in Launceston Turners Stillhouse is a great new venture has been operating for about 18 months. They were ready to open just be...