Sunday, May 22, 2011

Al Ventures South

As I said earlier in the week I am on leave for a whole week!
This pause for a recharge is what I really need.

Anyway as my title says we have ventured south for our holiday.
If you venture south from Victoria there are only two places to go.


And a bit closer to home Tasmania.

Now my Queensland friends think I am mad going further south at this time of year (remember Downunder the further south you go the colder it gets, we do things upside down here). But we enjoyed Tasmania so much in January we thought we'd have another look.

So getting up at 6:30 to catch an early flight we were here in Tassie by early morning.

We wondered around Hobart for a while enjoying a gorgeous autumn day.Then we decided given it was such glorious day we would head up Mount Wellington which towers 1,271 metres (4,170 feet) over Hobart

Hobart literally sits on the eastern flank of Mount Wellington by the Derwent river.

Anyway, we drove up the windy road that climbs the mountain side. I paused part way up to get this shot of mountains away to the north.Once we got to the peak we went for a bit of a walk along one of the many hiking trails.

Naturally I took dozens of piccies, but as uploading using my mobile phone as a modem is a bit slow I will share just two.

A view of a formation called the 'Organ Pipes' with a glimpse of Hobart's southern suburb Kingstown far below.And a close up of some of the 'Organ Pipes'.
A word about the piccies I will post while I am away. I am sorting and processing them on my netbook. That is really handy in terms of being able to store them off camera (I take far too many piccies to rely on memory cards) but the screen is too small and the resolution is too low to really pick the best. So an apology if any of my piccies are not up to their usual standard.


KarenG said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip. So much to see! Your photos are gorgeous!

Old Kitty said...

Oh I can so see why the rock formations are called "organ pipes"!! LOL!! Brilliant!! Yay for Tasmania!! Enjoy your break heading South! Take care

Theres just life said...

Don't worry the pictures look great. What a glorious fall day you had. Enjoy your vacation...oh and don't forget to relax.

Pamela Jo

Charmaine Clancy said...

The pics are amazing.

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Dawn Simon said...

What a fun adventure! Your photos are beautiful!

Kristen M. said...

I love the "organ pipes"! I hope you have a great break in Tasmania.