East and South

Our destination for tonight was Cradle Mountain, about 150 km and less than 2 hours of driving from Eagle’s Roost Farmstay at Rocky Cape. On that basis we opted for 8:00 am breakfast and accepted […]

Tarkine Drive

Our plan for today was to drive around the Tarkine Loop. Exactly what we would do along the way would depend on weather and time. When talking with Helen last night about breakfast we had […]


We did not manage to visit the Tarkine during our 2016 trips so that was on the list for this time. There is a lot to see there and would need a full day so […]

Tamar Valley

Our Silo Hotel package was for two nights so we had tagged today for exploring aspects of the Tamar Valley that we did not have time for on our 2016 trip. We expected that might […]

Silo Hotel

A stay in a silo hotel has been on Majella’s list for years and today it was time to tick it off. Storm Bay B&B to Launceston is about 270 km and we could drive […]

Tasman Peninsula

Our plan for today had been to spend the morning on the Pennicott cruise from Port Arthur around Tasman Island and then explore the local area. That plan was erased when I had a call […]

Hobart to Tasman Peninsula

We were both awake briefly at 6:00 am but there was no hurry to get up. the next time either of us checked the time it was almost 8:00 am. We showered, dressed, and went […]

Brisbane to Hobart

Tasmania in winter may seem a strange choice of destination but there were incentives and we succumbed to temptation. Qantas was offering some hotel specials and we built our itinerary around those.  The key motivator […]

Diving with sharks

Today was the day for Majella’s birthday gift adventure. We needed to be in Cairns in time to drop bags at our hotel, return the van, and be at the aquarium in good time without […]


We lived in Innisfail from 1984 until 1988 and have driven the road between Townsville and Cairns several times but have never found time to visit Wallaman Falls near Ingham. It is the highest, permanent, […]