We’re home from a 12 night family holiday to Tasmania. And I have to say, it was WONDERFUL. Yes, incredibly cold, but we anticipated that. So now it’s time to show you my holiday snaps. Be warned, there are MANY – so click away now if you’re here for the craft and sewing rather than the family stuff!
We took the overnight ferry each way, and slept like babies thanks to the gentle rocking.
The whole family thoroughly enjoyed the Beaconsfield Heritage Centre, especially the old telephones – we had to show the girls how to dial a phone – and the apple sorting machine. It was all very hands-on – the children were encouraged to touch!
There were seahorses
and echidnas and platypus.
There was the beach in winter
There was plenty of heritage, seafaring and convict information, including the bonnet project.
And who else remembers this guy and his movies?
Dead trees had makeovers
The Bay of Fires was beautiful in the winter weather
I performed a miracle of car boot tetris so that the big girl could sit in the front seat due to travel sickness and my husband didn’t have to sit in her booster
We looked at boats
and myriad churches
and loads of bridges
We went to markets and to MONA
as well as having some refreshment of the chocolate variety
Found more sandstone heritage buildings
and rode on a chairlift
We listened to stories as we toured around
and found a honey farm
I found time to arm knit a scarf
and we discovered a wonderful cave (with a river running through it).
Stella was not so keen on the cave
but she was thrilled to find some snow!
We were SO lucky – the sky was clear while we were at Cradle Mountain.
and there was even a maze to lose ourselves in on the last day.
There was wildlife galore – echidnas, wombats, pademelons, possums, tasmanian devils, platypus, and the seahorses – and so many sights to see and things to do. Tasmania we love you – and we’ll be back. But possibly when it is warmer.