Tag Archives: Mt Wellington

A trip to South West Tasmania – motoring home-24 of 26

Early morning chats focused on the experiences of the night; four crew had been violently ill and one passenger had rid herself of last night’s dinner. The rest slept well enough. That the seas were a mild 2 metres at … Continue reading

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A trip to South West Tasmania-departure and settling in-2 of 26

Last century the practice of masses of people standing on wharves to wave off passengers when a ship departed was the norm. Streamers were thrown to festoon a ship and keep the connection between passengers and loved ones onshore intact … Continue reading

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RTBG on Thursday 24 Sept- part 1 of 3

During my first year volunteering in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) the pattern was for clear blue skies each Thursday. The Covid 19 interlude has upset the heavens so that the new pattern seems to … Continue reading

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A walk around ‘our’ mountain

Not me this time. Rather friends walked on Hobart’s kunanyi/Mt Wellington, and offered to share the experience with photos. Sandra offered a selection of ‘winter wonderland’ photographs from her recent walk. She said ‘The pics show a daytrip up the … Continue reading

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Permaculture gardening – part 1 of 3

A couple of years ago I met Hannah Maloney, well known in Tasmanian permaculture circles, when I participated in a workshop devoted to composting. I was super impressed by her ability to enthuse, provide credible information and to educate. She … Continue reading

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Walking on the mountain again

With his story, fellow gardener N gives me inspiration and motivates me to get out again onto our wonderful kunanyi/Mt Wellington and walk, regardless of the weather.  You can access a map of the mountain tracks  here. If you enlarge … Continue reading

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Walking on the mountain

Recently, fellow RTBG Food Garden volunteer N was delighted that walking on tracks on Mt Wellington above Hobart was permissible again, as isolation restrictions have been relaxed. With relief and excitement he set out on a combination cycle and walking … Continue reading

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Thursday at the RTBG

Yesterday was Thursday. Long term blog followers will know the day is always glorious if I am (we the Food Garden volunteers are) going to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  And we did. And it was. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 17 October 2019

When I looked from my window, Mt Wellington and the sky were missing; cloud obliterated the city and the landscape features on the western side of the Derwent River, and grey puffiness was overhead. Yikes!  I shook my head in … Continue reading

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RTBG first week of October 2019

As I remarked in yesterday’s blog post, I did not volunteer at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) last week. Alas. However, I thought that blog followers might want to see something –so here are a selection of photos taken … Continue reading

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