Sunday, July 8, 2012

A little Holiday in Tasmania

My husband works hard and we only get one weeks holiday a year as a family. This year we made the trip across the Tasman to Tasmania. It's the middle of winter so it was freezing. Tasmania is known for it's fresh produce, great wine and cheeses and wilderness filled with the most amazing flora and fauna.

Here are a few snaps from our journey across the 'Apple Isle'.

The Bay of Fire - Named for the red algae on the rocks 
Bay Of Fire 
Looking over at Bruny Island 
Mandatory trip to the Cadbury Chocolate Factory 
Cradle Mountain 
Cradle Mountain - Dove Lake 
Hobart Harbour near Constitution Wharf 
Summit of Mt Wellington
Looking over Hobart from Mt Wellington 
Port Arthur 
Port Arthur - Convict Colony 
Pirate Bay - Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow
Richmond Grove Winery
Snow Fight on Mt Wellington
Cold Children at a winery
Paddymelon Wallaby on Cradle Mountain. These cuties and wombats
were everywhere.

The quilts of Deloraine. Made over 3 years using silk and other textiles.
These panels were hand embroidered and appliquéd. 
Backdrops for quilts. I had sewing withdrawals so I imagined my
quilts staged in these beautiful backdrops.


  1. Fabulous photos Jane! Looks like a great holiday, if a little chilly! Hope you've had a chance to do some sewing today :)

  2. we honeymooned in Tassie 27 years ago and we visited most of those places you pictured. Lovely to see them! We will get back there one day. Love the quilt pics.

  3. beautiful pics Jane,glad you all had a good time.xx

  4. The photos are beautiful. It was really fun to see another area of the world.

  5. Stunning! Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures. Looks like you enjoyed your holiday.

  6. I would love to visit Australia some day - thanks for the beautiful pictures!

  7. Gorgeous pictures! I would love to visit one day.

  8. Ah, all the more incentive for me to visit again soon. Great photos!

  9. That beautiful photos! thanks for taking us along with you.

  10. Gorgeous scenery. Looks like a wonderful holiday!


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