Monday, 23 April 2018

Schouten Island, Tasmania Australia

The holiday over in 2017 so what will I blog about now! 
Often we travel to various places in Tasmania, sometimes in the caravan other times in the car for the day - so surly I would have photos to share of this magic Island called Tasmania, Australia my home Island.

Great Oyster Bay at Swansea on the East Coast of Tasmania.

That island is Schouten Island, the highest point Mt. Story is 400m high (1,300 ft).
In 1642 whilst surveying the area Abel Tasman (Dutch explorer) named it Schouten Island after Joost Schouten, a member of the Council of the Dutch East India Company.


40 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful photograph, love the sky and the waves.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Just had to walk across the road from where we were staying at sunset to take that photo...lovely night it was.

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  2. Tasmania is a beautiful place. I really need to go back.
    Thank you for showcasing some of its wonders.

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    1. Many people come here for a holiday for 6 weeks to 1 year and then come back..
      You are welcome.

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  3. Precioso mar en calma, que tras ite una sensación de paz y tranquilidad.

    Besos

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    1. Peaceful there at times, other times it's rough like any sea.

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  4. I am very much looking forward to visiting Tasmania in October.

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    1. Well that is good :)
      Went to the Information Centre this morning and was told about the Orange Bellied Parrot! Found on the island in the south west..in November.

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  5. There is certainly plenty to see on your magnificent "Apple Isle".
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Heaps to see Colin, seen a lot of it but you never see everything.

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  6. I've only visited Tasmania, once...back in June, 1987...I had to attend a conference in Hobart, in my role as manager-sales/marketing manager of the then resort on Hinchinbrook Island. I loved my few days spent there. I even got to drive from Hobart to Launceston and back again one day...and then fly out off to Melbourne late afternoon.

    I have fond memories of my time spent in our beautiful state of Tassie.

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    1. That is an ok drive from Hobart to Launceston, the road has changed somewhat, but still takes 2 hours if you don't pull into Ross, Oatlands etc. to look around.

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  7. That's a wonderful beach shot--- deceptively simple, but beautiful! Oh yes--- the little squirrel was quite small. Maybe 8 inches, nose to tail tip.

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  8. Just what is needed. The sky is so charming in this scene.

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  9. A lovely photo. Have a nice week.

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  10. I wasn't paying attention while reading and at first I thought you said Tasmania was once called Schouten Island. I had to read it all again (*~*)

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  11. I enjoyed leaning about the beautiful places in Australia.

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  12. Ah .. so beautiful photo of the sea. The waves are lovely big.
    Hugs

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  13. I too love to travel places. Nice to see the image of a calm sea...

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