Wednesday, 7 June 2023

In and around Swansea

Swansea on the east coast of Tasmania has a few lovely beaches.  The first photo is the one behind the caravan park.  There is a bit of sand there but it can't be seen. 
The view is of what is called The Hazards in the distance at Freycinet National Park.
The bay is called Great Oyster Bay.

Jo-Anne has written a little about Tasmania [ here ], you might find it interesting.

A graveyard that look out to the sea. Below is a guest house or was.

Saturday, 3 June 2023

The Blowhole, Eaglehawk Neck

Down at Eaglehawk Neck is a blowhole, it's spectacular to see when in full swing, I've seen it many years ago and of cause I did get drenched back then.  This time we visited the sea was calm.

A short walk up a little hill takes you to the lookout below is the view.

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Tasmanian Chocolate Foundry

Odd things happen on Blogger.  Each day I look in my Spam and not many comments are put in there thankfully.  A couple of days ago I went to Spam as usual and found 698 comments in it even my own comments!  So I went on the hunt and posted them all deleting the odd real spam.  Seems strange because nearly all the comments were already published.  Another glitch!

Down near Port Arthur we visited the Tasmanian Chocolate Foundry for a 'treat' and a look. They make their own chocolate of course and selling many things such as Soy Candles which have a chocolate smell, I bought one and it was excellent.  The foundry shop site is [ here ] where by you can see the items that they sell.

The first photo is of a butter churning machine of old.  I recall my grandmother having one of these plus my late mother in law.  I used to make our own butter once but with a wooden spoon after beating with the electric mixer just to see what it tasted like.  We spent 8 years living on my husband parent's farm before we moved to the city.

Chocolates for sale and other items laced with chocolate.

The aprons were very nice with Australina/Tasmanian creature on them.

Below and excerpt from the book. If you wish to view just click on the image and it will enlarge.

The chocolate was very tasty, peppermint being one of my favourite, the peppermint was all the way through the solid chocolate.
I purchased this book on the Tasmanian Tiger as I find the distinct tiger intriguing.