Monthly Archives: February 2019

Getting more information about these Tasmanian islands

If you enjoyed my jaunt to Tasman Island then read on. Starting today Friday 8th February, the weekend long Tasmanian Wooden Boat Festival will get underway.  Centred on the Hobart wharf and stretching from Hunter St towards Salamanca all manner … Continue reading

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At the end of the day-Tasman Island part 10

Gradually the number of people on the island decreased. I was on the second last ‘copter to fly away. I watched the loadings and the diminishing numbers.Before then, at the end of the afternoon, I watched the sky presenting anew.  … Continue reading

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The buildings and the artefacts – Tasman Island part 9

Three houses, other small buildings, and a few simple old and new structures are the evidence of over 100 years of the social history associated with the lighthouse.               Wed 6th Feb

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Getting resources up the cliffs in ‘the old days’- Tasman Island part 8

At the view point for Cape Pillar, in an easterly direction a barely existing track continued to the bottom of the almost vertical dolerite cliffs as the remnant of the path that the motorised trolleys followed. Read more here. At … Continue reading

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The spectacle of Cape Pillar – Tasman Island part 7

At the end of the main track Tasman Island dropped steeply to the sea.  In a northerly direction, over the watery gap,  Cape Pillar, at the southern tip of the Tasman Peninsula, took all my attention.  I watched as people … Continue reading

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On  carefully mown tracks – Tasman Island part 6

Prior to our visit, the FOTI volunteers had prepared the way for the influx of visitors.  The tracks and areas on which we were permitted to walk had been mown, and we were instructed not to deviate from these. Tasman … Continue reading

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Away from the lighthouse – Tasman Island part 5

Once I left the Tasman Island lighthouse I meandered over to a nearby brick outbuilding, generally sniffed around it, moved across to an outdoor storage area, and then stood and studied the bushes and plant in the no go zone … Continue reading

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