Monday, April 15, 2013

Our weekend in Tasmania.

l know l promised you lots of photos!!
 But my mind is having trouble settling on one thing.
We could not have asked for a better weekend filled with wonderful things to see,
 fabulous food to eat, amazing sights to see, fantastic friends to hang out with,
 and a shared experience that has left my friends and myself slightly muddled.
You see, on our flight home last night, we had an aborted take off at the very
 last second before we left the ground.
It was a very frightening experience. Yes, we survived!
And finally made it home 4 hours later than expected, thankfully in a different plane.
But today some have sore necks and shoulders.
 l have had a day of being lightheaded and mild dizziness.
( l think low blood pressure)
So l have a few photos. Not as many as l would like. 
l just can't settle to any one task today.
Here are the highlights of our weekend.
A visit to The Drill Hall Emporium in New Norfolk.
 l have enough photos from this amazing place to fill 2 blog posts.
Watch for them in the future.
A wonderful but short tour of Runnymede, an Historic home in New Town.
A fabulous workshop with Bonnie Sullivan.
(turn sideways! )
Dinner with Leonie,  Deirdre and some other workshop attendees.
A delightful wander around Salamanca market,
 where they had more varieties of apples than you could poke a stick at!
A surprise birth watched from the side of the road.
A stroll around Richmond.
A visit to Oak Lodge, an historic home in Richmond.
A wander through several ancient ( By Australian standard) cemetery's.
A visit to 3 interesting country towns.
 Bothwell, with its stunning autumn color,
 and Oatlands.
A quick but sweet visit to Deirdre Crows nest.
And finally, an  eventful evening at Hobart Airport!!
 ( most photos supplied by our travelling photographer Anne, with grateful thanks! )
l hope you enjoyed sharing our weekend with us.

Thanks for visiting.



  1. I love the 'turn side ways' LMAO & sounds like you had a great time, glad you got home safe & sound even if you are a bit sore. Can't wait to see more of your photos, Tassie's a lovely place

  2. Your pictures are lovely...I can see what a wonderful trip you had...but so sorry that you experienced such trauma at the airport...thank goodness you made it home safely. Take care of yourself today...

  3. I think you are totally entitled to some 'laziness' after such an experience. Did you actually have time to stitch between all the visiting? It looks as if it really was a super weekend though!

  4. Wonderful trip by the sounds Linda, apart from the scare on the way home.

  5. Thanks for making the pics bigger. That photo of the tree with the red fence underneath is marvelous!

  6. Looks like quite an adventure. Look forward to seeing more of it when you have had a chance to recover and restore! : )

  7. Wow - what a busy, busy trip! Can't wait to see more! So glad you made it home safely - flying can certainly be nerve wracking.

  8. Wonderful pics! That windmill is beautiful; the top is so graceful! Glad you made is home safely. Can't wait to see more pics!

  9. Oh what fun. I always wish I could hang out with you guys!

  10. Looks like you had a wonderful time Linda.

  11. Glad to hear that you are all safe and sound. Enjoyed the photos.


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