Tasmania in 1986

21 Mar 2013 – And Tasmania Today

Wed: had to wait for the gas-man to check that the public gas pipes are in good condition. Thank goodness no leakage!

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Evening slide show with Tasmanian wines and cheese at Campers’ Corner on two of Tasmania’s walks, World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain/Lake St Claire National Park and the Bay of Fires. Absolutely beautiful nature, well-marked trails and luxurious accommodations with fine dinning, ie for hiking standards! If not for the budget, hiking with daypack without roughing it out will be my future kind of hikes 🙂

Thanks to Calvin & Seng Hock for their presentations, appreciations to Calvin for the invite and for bringing back memories of a 1986 trip!

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It has been a while ago since the first and last trip to Tassie/Oct 1986, when the historic site in Port Arthur was under renovations. A small town and former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur is one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas and an open air museum and Tasmania’s top tourist attraction, located app 60km/37mi SE of the capital, Hobart. Today it is a UNESCO site.

The Port Arthur massacre of 28 April 1996 was a killing spree in which 35 people were killed and 23 wounded, mainly at the historic Port Arthur prison colony.

Cloudy day in Tessellated Pavement/Tasman Peninsula, 1986.

Giant chess game in Franklin Square/Hobart, 1986.

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Battery Point/Hobart 1986 where Mures Fish House**** was located then served delicious seafood. 2 nights stay at the Four Seasons**** then was less than $140! Hopefully another visit again soon but not this year.

In those days it was scrap books, thus still have the pix and scraps! And now it’s blogging…

I have seen Tasmanian devils battle over a carcass. I have seen lionesses crowding a kill, dingoes on the trail of a feral piglet, and adult croc thrashing its prey to pieces. But never, in all the animal world, have I witnessed anything to match the casual cruelty of the human being – Terri Irwin

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