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    Tasmania Australia Pictures of, Photo Album

Devonport to Devonport, Australia
(Nov 13, 2006 - Jan 4 2007)


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Devonport to Strahan

(Nov 13 - 20, 2006)

Cindie riding up a steep hill with Cradle Mountain peaking out behind her.


Tim working on the website by the lake.


Tim at camp, he is pumping the stove.


The bridge over river from Lake Cethana.


The ferry boat from Melbourne to Devonport.


Tim, all bundled up for the snowy weather.


Mining works near Tullah.


Cindie cooking dinner by Lake Roseberry.


OK I am cold and the snow flakes are landing on the camera, soon after the blizzard hit.


Cradle Mountain National Park Tasmania Australia.

(Nov 13 - 20, 2006)

Cradle Mountain with snow and Cradle Mountain a day later without much snow


The boardwalk trail between the Visitors Center and Dove Lake, a dry forest, Tasmania Devil country.


Cindie in a mossy rain forest, just after this photo, I happen to find a leech crawling up my leg. Yuke.


Cradle Mountain is in the background.


A icy stream with snow on the banks.


A clear mountain stream, maybe a platypus lives near by.

 


Strahan to The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and World Heritage Area

(November 20 - 23, 2006)


Tim in front of a waterfall, the peak is somewhere up there.

A clear day to Queenstown.

A boat coming in with the days catch.


Our campsite at Collingwood river.


Queenstown here we come.


Nelson falls.


Tim riding in the rain forest.


Cindie looking at the Lonely planet.


Lake St. Clair Wilderness Park

(November 24 - 26, 2006)


Tim on our walk around Lake St. Clair.


Pademelon and her baby sticking out of her pouch.


Cynthia Bay is where we looked for Platypuses, we saw 5, one was in this area.


Our campsite at Lake St. Clair had a visiting wallaby, we think she visited our tent the night before.


Moss grows everywhere here.

 


Tarralleah to New Norfolk

(Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2006)


Cindie in front of the railroad tracks and the beautiful flowers on the way to Mount Field NP.


An old Anglican church on the way to Mount Field.


The Oast House.


Our campsite at Mount Field.


Button grass and rolling farmland of Tasmania.


Mount Field National Park in Tasmania, Australia
(
Nov 29 - 30, 2006)


This tree was bigger than me.

Russell falls at low flow.

Cindie is asleep on the table to the left.


This tree is wider than the length of a small car.


This fern is taller than Tim who is 1.93 meters or 6 feet 4 inches tall.


Some of the fallen logs went on forever.


The trail to the tall trees walk.

 


Hobart Wharf, Salamanca Market, Parliament Building in Tasmania Australia

(December 2 - 3, 2006)


Hobart Skyline from Mount Nelson.

Constitution dock.

Cindie, Clio and Alison on the back porch in Hobart.

The house of commons, I like how the kids are in the big chair.


Macquarie wharf at Hobart.

 


Eagle Hawk Neck dog line to Swansea

(December 4 - 10, 2006)


Looking east near "the Neck".



The east coast where the big fireball indicated the out of control fire is located and we had to ride around.


Tim is in the battle for his life, bad dog! This is a replica of the bull massif dogs that lined the isthmus.


This little guy, a very huge spider hitched a ride on my bike.


The beach at Orford, the campground was closed probably indefinitely.

 


Port Arthur National Park and Penitentiary Ruins. #1

SEE ALSO Port Arthur #2
(December 6 - 7, 2006)


The Penitentiary.

Looking at the Penitentiary from the guard tower.


The main hall at the Separate Prison.


The asylum is to the left and the Separate Prison is to the right.


The ministers view in the church, Cindie is in one of the stations.


The guard tower located behind the Penitentiary.


The chapel at Port Arthur.

Port Arthur National Historic Site and Prison Ruins #2

SEE ALSO Port Arthur #1
(December 6 -7, 2006)

 

This is the view looking out from the Penitentiary from behind bars.


A pie eyed oystercatcher at the river crossing in Port Arthur.


Sadly, Port Arthur had a massacre in 1996, a lone gunman opened fire on people in the cafe, in the end 35 people were killed, this is the list of people who died that day,  Very sad.


View from the Penitentiary out to where the wharf use to be.


The flowers planted here are the same ones the original settlers planted, not sure of the name of this flower.


The stone work at the Penitentiary.


Swansea to Bicheno, Australia

(December 2006)


Tim on the beach near our campsite.

A bush fire had just started before we arrived, the firefighters are on the blaze fast.  It took three days to put out the fire.

This little penguins is just saying hello, the rest are running by as fast as they can.

The hazards are in the background.


Tim pushing his bike through some tall grass.


Freycinet National Park

(December  2006)


Wineglass bay, our camera is not dirty, that is smoke from the bush fires.


The hazards, a tranquil place just before summer holidays.


Nature World Animal Park Australia located north of Bicheno, Tasmania

(December 27, 2006)


The patron of the park, a Tasmanian devil. He was trying to scare us off.

I was lucky enough to touch this little guy, yes he is furry.

Close up of a forester kangaroo.

Tim with his favorite animal the donkey.


The animal handler let everyone rub this wombats tummy, the wombat couldn't be happier.  This is one of my favorite photos, I think the kids are just as happy.

 


Bicheno to the boat ferry at Devonport Tasmania Australia

(December 27 -January 5, 2006)


This little wombat came running over the dune while we were walking up.


The ferns are very large here.


A forester kangaroo, wombat, and black swans, Asbestos Range National Park, it has an aboriginal name now that I can not find.


Poppy fields in Tasmania.


Farm land to the north of St. Helens.


A quick stroll through the Myrtle rainforest.


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INDEX #4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present
Where am I  now

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 South Australia
Adelaide to Mount Gambier (Sept 15 - Oct 20, 2006)

Cindie's Daily Journals

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Culture Shock in Australia

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Pictures of the state of South Australia

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- The city of Adelaide
- Tanunda, Barossa Valley
- Cudlee Creek and Gorge Wildlife Park.
- Barossa Valley Wineries and Vineyards
- Murray River Pictures of Tanunda to Strathalbyn
- Macclesfield to Menengie
-Coorong National Park from Parnka Point to 42 Mile Crossing.
- Robe to Mt. Gambier


 

 Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Nelson to Melbourne, Victoria (Oct. 21 to Nov. 12, 2006)

Cindie's Daily Journals

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Best Place to see Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Nelson to Port Fairy
- Warrnambool to Princeton
- Otway National Park: camping under the Koalas
- Apollo Bay, Lorne to Geelong
- Castlemaine with the Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club MBTC
- Melbourne Australia the capital of the state of Victoria, Australia.


 

Tasmania
Devonport to Devonport (Nov 13, 2006 - Jan 4 2007)

Cindie's Daily Journals for Tasmania

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Downloadable Malaysian Video Postcard From the Road

Best Place to see Pictures for Tasmania

Full size Picture Pages

- Devonport to Strahan
- Cradle Mountain National Park Tasmania
- Strahn to The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and World Heritage Area
- Lake St. Clair Wilderness Park
- Tarralleah to New Norfolk
- Pictures of Mount Field National Park
-Hobart Wharf, Salamanca Market, Parliament Building in Tasmania
- Eagle Hawk Neck dog line to Swansea
- Port Arthur National Park and Penitentiary Ruins. #1.
- Port Arthur National Historic Site and Prison Ruins #2
- Swansea to Bicheno
- Freycinet National Park
- Nature World Animal Park
- Bicheno to the boat ferry at Devonport


 
 Victoria
Melbourne to Jindabyne , Australia  (January 5 - February 9, 2007)

Cindie's Victoria Daily Journals

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
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Best Place to see Victoria Pictures

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- Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park
- Tarra Bulga National Park
- Bairnsdale to Jindabyne


 
 New South Wales
Jindabyne to Mudgeeraba (February 10 - April 24, 2007)

Cindie's Daily Journals for New South Wales

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)

Best Place to see all thumbnail Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Jindabyne to Khancoban, Australian Alps
- Wild Flowers of Mount Kosciusko Peak Hike.
- Threadbo ski field and snow sports area
- Khancoban to Adaminaby
- Adaminaby, NSW to Canberra, ACT
- Parliament House in Canberra to Sydney
-Sydney Australia with the Aquarium, Opera House and walk across the Harbor Bridge
- Sydney to Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park
- Port Macquarie to Nimbin.
- Nimbin to Mount Nimbil Lodge Campground Gold Coast.


 

 Queensland - Outback
Sunshine Coast, to Wollogorang Station (April 25 - July 23, 2007)

Cindie's Daily Journals for Queensland

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Best Place to see all the Queensland Thumbnail Pictures

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- Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore surfing beach
- Snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef at Lady Elliot Island.
- Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
- Lamington National Park
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Brisbane, Australia.
- Cairns to Atherton Tablelands
- Cairns Rain Forest Botanical Garden
- Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park
- Atherton Tablelands to Georgetown, Queensland, Australia
- Georgetown to Burketown
.- Burketown to Wollogorang Station


 

 Northern Territory and Outback
Wollogorang Station to Darwin
(July 22 - September 14, 2007)

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LETTER

Best Place to see Pictures of the Outback

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- Wollogorang to Borroloola and Heart Break Hotel
- Daly Waters to Katherine
- Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
- Yellow Water Boat Trip #1
- Yellow Water River Cruise and Boat Tour #2.
- Aboriginal community Oenpelli (Gunbalanya) and festival
-Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and Merl campground in Kakadu National Park Northern Territory, Australia


1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present
Where am I  now

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