Oh hot damn. Here it is, in living colour and frozen frames, the part II to the Tasmania adventure! (bonus points to the cool kids who can guess where I got the title!)
What to say about Strahn? Not too much was happening. It’s a nice enough wee town, and a lovely place to see Penguins, if you feel so inclined to take a boat tour. However, we were told we might see them from the beach! mmm no such luck. Another night of camping, with another night of incredible camping food:
One night was enough here… and off we go to Hobart!
We took a trip over to MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), also a winery! We tested all the finest and took in a day of culture.
It was a bit too much for us, I think.
But we can pull it together when necessary…
We stayed in a YHA and had some really nice brekkies around Salamanca, before heading onward to Launceston!
To be honest… I don’t remember much from Launceston. This is why I should write these things closer to having actually DONE the trip. However, I recall… Sean driving slowly as I held a bubble wand out the window of the car…
I remember this Echidna, or as my Dad called it, the EchiNda.
And I remember this MOTHER of a spider in our room at the bed and breakfast. Yes. It was bigger than my entire hand with fingers spread. and NO Sean did not capture it and set it free outside. So YES I slept with one eye open all night. (and No. I’m not kidding about that last part. I also had a pillow over my ears, and a blanket over the remainder of my face.)
Man, this picture hardly does it justice.
Anyway, after Launceston, back to Devonport and onto the ferry!
Another delightful night in a forth berth cabin and we were back in Melbourne!
After some further gallivanting, which included (but was not limited too) rooftop movies, more visits to the Vegie Bar, and some LITTLE PENGUINS…
…we drove upwards along the coast to Jervis Bay for some finals nights of camping!
Wildlife was a plenty!
There was a beautiful beach, some friendly dolphins and a school of jumping fish that frightened me. I think they were jumping cause there was a shark near by. That’s what me and my mom decided anyway. I think there is some truth in it.
It was such a fun trip! I was really excited to be doing so much camping… and I think we all learned moreee than enough about each other. 🙂 Haha. From camping in the pouring rain, to resorting to caravan park cabins when the thunderstorms hit, to cooking multiple breakfasts, dinners and cups of coffee over a gas stove or campfire, to cramming everything and everyone into a car and driving for 6 hours straight, we really covered all the bases of a good family vacation.