Friday, 3 May 2013

Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania which is an island does have islands.  Bruny Island is but one down south.  Beautiful scenery, lovely beach and many walks can be done. 
Many people live on Bruny Island and catch the ferry across to Kettering each day and home again in the evening if they work on Mainland Tasmania.  However, there are many crossings during the day.

When I first went to Bruny Island many years ago, there were only a few shacks, only one shop that was open for a few hours a day, no boardwalks, not good access to the beach and no accommodation other than a great big paddock which was used to put a caravan on without power, it was on this land I parked my car, cooked a meal on an open fire, my friend and I slept in the car for one night having the times of our lives.....those were the days :) That was before I was married.

Took my husband to see Bruny Island a few years ago and we went for the day. Now there is a shop there open all day! Board walks, roads graded and quite a lovely village. Sheep, cows and so on..

There is a north and south island, the south island being hilly.


Adventure Bay. Bruny Island.


The Lighthouse and home of the keeper.


This is Cloudy Bay on Bruny Island.


Another photo of Cloudy Bay. Bruny Island.


Whalebone Point. Bruny Island.


Up on a hill the vegetation is a bit thick.


A typical sign on Bruny Island.

10 comments:

  1. what lovely photos M, i'd love to go to tassie as i've never been. my sister lived there for a while many years ago. so picturesque. hope you are well xx

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    1. Thanks. It is a pretty place. Yes, am ok thanks :)

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  2. Oh M I am sure you had a great time when you were young here I imagine you and I would have had a great time exploring this is truly my kind of place.
    When you went back this time I am sure those old memories floated to the top and you and your hubby enjoyed the thoughts. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place M. xxoo HUGS G

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    1. Yes B, did have a good time travelling around Tasmania back then before I was married. It's certainly your kind of place 'our bush' :) Hugs M xoxox

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  3. I've been to Tassie 3 times but never to Bruny. The first time we weren't allowed to take the hire car there, the second time the weather was too wild and I didn't try the next time. It looks so rugged and beautiful. I can imagine you having fun there when you were young and carefree.

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    1. Those things happen Diane. Still not permitted to drive a hire car on a gravel road I believe. Maybe another time you will get there.

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  4. Great area for hikes. When we do this in the States we see traffic signs with bears on instead of Kangaroes.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  5. Wow! Looks like cloudy bay is really living up to its name!!! LOVE the sign - and the whole island looks wild and remote. Definitely MUST do!!!

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    1. It's a nice little Island and well worth the visit.

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