Tag: tasmania

  • Bruny Island

    Bruny Island

    It’s funny how the phrase “the mainland” can mean two quite different things in Tasmania. You would assume, on the surface, it’s a reference to the “rest of Australia”. But on ABC Radio’s “Country Hour” the other day, I heard someone from King Island refer to “the mainland” as the “rest of Tasmania”.… Read the rest

  • My Week in Hobart

    My Week in Hobart

    Ten years ago, or even five years ago, I’m sure I could have been tempted to top off the evening with a nightcap at the nearby whiskey bar. But after a long day at work, several courses of food at Aløft, and a fair few glasses of beer, wine, and an Aperol spritz, we were all clear it was time to head home.… Read the rest

  • MONA

    MONA

    Ever since it opened there’s been a lot of hype about MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art.

    I guess a lot of it has to do with the story of how it came to be, as the passion/play-thing of David Walsh who made his fortune as a professional gambler.… Read the rest

  • Cataract Gorge

    Cataract Gorge

    When you grow up in a naturally beautiful area like the North Coast of NSW (like I did), I suspect you sometimes take it for granted. Even now, when I go home to visit my family, most of the time there is spent at home with them.… Read the rest

  • Travelling to Launceston

    Travelling to Launceston

    The road trip from Hobart to Launceston wasn’t nearly as long as I thought it would be. I’ve always had an idea the road trip from the south to the north in Tasmania might have been deceptively lengthy.… Read the rest

  • Salamanca Saturday

    Salamanca Saturday

    As we walked around the markets yesterday morning, the name “Cary Lewincamp” caught my eye. Back in the days when I was still a broadcaster (and even now from time to time), I would often play his tune “Salamanca Saturday” (a short instrumental piece) on the radio.… Read the rest

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