Sunday, September 16, 2007

Few Days Away

We have spent the last few days, vacationing on the North West Coast of Tasmania. There are so many wonderful towns along the way and the views r just breath-taking. Looking through the photos tonite, it was hard to chose which ones to share, so these r just a few to give u a glimpse of the beautiful state we live in:

The first leg of the trip was spent in Devonport and Ulverstone. The weather may not have started out so great but it will still comfortable to walk along the beach and do some beach combing. We spent a fantastic afternoon at the Imaginarium Science Centre:

We u arrive they set u a challenge....through a series of clues found in each of these interactive exhibits u get to solve a mystery.......who wrote the journal that was found in the sea chest that drifted to the museum.......it was sooooooooo much fun and some were quite quick and simple, whilst others proved to be a bit bigger challenge.........but u learn so much and we solved it first try!!!! There were plenty of other exhibits to "play" with as well..........the kids had to drag the adults out of there lol!!!
Next we headed off to Stanley, a gorgeous little seaside town with a very impressive vista:
"THE NUT"


I must admit that im almost 40, lived here all my life, and this was the first time i have every seen "The Nut". The beautiful little town lays at the base and everywhere u look u see this impressive formation. We spent our time browsing the local shops.....there was this most devine chocolate shop (we went there twice!!! lol), some antique and craft shops and then we headed down to the seaport to visit the SeaAquarium:

They have these tanks set up, so brillantly, with all kinds of fish, shellfish, sharks and giant crabs. There was a "hands on" rock pool where u could handle the hermit crabs etc. We headed out to Smithton (about as Northwest as u can get) and then slowly made our way back along the coast, stopping along the way to enjoy the views:

U could see for miles in either direction, all so peaceful and beautiful.

And no the lighthouse wasnt on a lean......thats my artsy shot lol

On a quilty note.........with the sheer relaxation, the great experience and the wonderful company, shopping wasnt "high" on my list but this morning at the Penguin Market i picked up a few bits for the stash:

I really, really want to thank everyone who left a comment on my last post with regards to the Log Cabin quilt top. I may not get to answer them all personally so please know i appreciated everyones lovely comments and emails. I am very very pleased with it and its so wonderful that u all share in that!!!!
Take care
Rose xxx

16 comments:

Anne Ida said...

Oh, it looks like you had a wonderful time!!! The scenery is so beautiful down there! -and your pics are great! Thank you for sharing! The fabrics you picked up are great too :o)

Tazzie said...

What a wonderful time you had, thank you for sharing the pictures with us!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

simplelife said...

Oh I grew up in Stanley, had to move away to appreciate just how wonderful it is. I now live fairly close by and love to visit. Those beaches are my beaches, full of teenage romances and heartbreak, learning to swim, meeting stingrays and dolphins, and climbing the nut. I used to play in Highfield House when it was a locked up derelict building. Oh wow now I'm missing the place and my childhood.

cheers Lenny

Gail said...

What magnificent scenery! Thanks for sharing it, there are so many places I will never get to see, its fun to be able to visit vicariously when blog friends share their photos.

May K said...

What a wonderful trip you must have had! I would love to go to Australia! But it is to far away from where I live! But who knows...may be some time!
Take care!

Lulu said...

what a beautiful place...I am glad you had a nice time..

Shelina said...

Rose, your log cabin quilt top looks so beautiful - almost makes me want to dig through my stash and start cutting fabric to make a duplicate. I will control myself. Thank you for sharing your vacation pictures - it is nice to be able to see different parts of the world without cramped airplanes and tired feet. So beautiful.

Linda said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time Rose, and those photo's are spectular. Is that the mainland I see in the background of the photo with the "Nut"?

Sweet P said...

You do live in a beautiful state and country. Someday I hope to visit Australia.

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures. Sounds like a great holiday. Tasmania is obviously much bigger than I thought it was :))

simplelife said...

No Linda the mainland can't be seen from Tassie, the background of the Nut picture is Rocky Cape. It's in a westerly direction, from Stanley on the northern coast of Tasmania, not that it's my job to be answering questions on here.

cheers Lenny

Lucy Locket said...

I'm glad you had a lovely time Rose - and managed to buy some fabrics too!

Debi said...

Great picutres, I love to see other countries.

Leigh said...

Looks as though you had a lovely holiday. Hope you are feeling relaxed and rested.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing with us. Glad you got some quilty time in too.

Naturegirl said...

How wonderful for me to see your part of the globe with just a click of the mouse! This is a most enchanting spot..that photo with the rock..beautiful! NG from Canada with a love for butterflies and roses!

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