I posted a picture of a summery but deserted Tassie beach as my piccie of the day yesterday.
“Oh wow, what a beautiful beach. If there was a beach like that here in the states it would be filled with people. Where is everyone in Tasmania?”
Well to answer your question there are some Tasmanians there down the other end about 6 of them. (if you click the piccie to embiggen it you can just about see them as dots at the far end)
Why only six on such a gorgeous beach?
There is a story to that.
Tasmania is the smallest state in Oz. By Aussie standards Tasmania is tiny at 90,768 square kilometres (34,042 square miles). Compared to Western Australia (2,645,615 square km) it is a baby.
But Tassie’s size should not be sneezed at.
To put it in perspective it is almost exactly the same size as Maine in the US.
It is about a sixth bigger than all of Scotland in the UK.
Scotland which is considered to be sparsely populated by UK standards has 5,254,800 people.
Maine by comparison is sparsely populated with 1,328,188
Tasmanians are even scarcer than Mainers. In the whole state there are only 511,718.
So there are plenty of beaches to go around in Tassie!