Category Archives: Tasmania and Yarra Valley, Australia

Port Arthur, Tasmania: Face-to-face with the devils

Embarrassing to admit I’d heard of Tasmanian devils, but didn’t know exactly what they were. Rather than just look up the particulars on the Internet, I figured I’d stop in Tasmania and find out in person. I was under the … Continue reading

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Port Arthur, Tasmania: Straight up, on the rocks

Back to another clunky map; one made even clunkier by my correction: the earlier version made South Australia a continuation of Western Australia. (It’s the schoolmarm in me.) Sorry, but I need to (literally) draw the distinction between Hobart, the … Continue reading

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Oceans 57, RTW: Almost to Antarctica

Hate to go all map-crazy on you, but another one is in order here. Reason is, as I said before, I worked in Australia as a TV news producer and newspaper copy editor, and am embarrassed to admit I knew … Continue reading

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Oceans 57: Destination, Tasmania, Australia

Waiting for midnight flight from airport in Hyderabad, India, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as I wind my way waay southeast to Australia. It’s going to take two back-to-back flights to get there. I recharge with a lap full of Indian … Continue reading

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Oceans 57, RTW: In transit

Sea lions, Tasmanian devils and albatrosses, oh my! Getting ready to board Qantas for the last giant leg of my journey from Australia back to the U.S. My encounter with all kinds of cute critters in the wilds of Tasmania … Continue reading

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Oceans 57, RTW: In transit

Been running around Tasmania for the past couple of days; getting closer to Antarctica than I may ever get. Coming face-to-face with cute little Tasmanian devils. And doing my regular news job. Running around Tassie (as they say in Australia) … Continue reading

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