Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Sailing today

How lovely of everyone to visit and leave a comment, it's so wonderful and those that visit and don't leave a comment.  It doesn't matter where you all come from English speaking or no English it's great to see your comments - thank you to all.

So my husband and I are off again for a holiday to other areas of Australia for over 3 months towing our caravan.  Photo and some information how we get off the Island below.
Don't know where we are going as yet but certainly to Queensland in the north.

Be happy, safe and keep well till I return early in November and if I'm lucky I will be able to visit your blogs once in awhile whilst away, maybe even post a photo or two on my blog.



My husband and his friend went for a long drive (5 hours) the other day round trip which took them to Bradys Lake near the middle of Tasmania.  These photos were taken with my husbands phone. Mind you he never takes photos but he knew I would love these reflections.


The photo below is of the view from Blackwood Creek not that far from home.




The Spirit of Tasmania 1 and 11 are the ships that ferry passengers, freight and vehicles across Bass Strait.  Bass Strait is between the north of the Island of Tasmania, Australia and the State of Victoria of which Melbourne is it's capital.
The channel's width is approximately 300 km (190 mi) and it's depth is 60-70m (200 ft) 500km (310 mi) long.
The time from Devonport in Tasmania to Melbourne in Victoria is 9 to 11 hours.
We sail at night time.

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    1. Thanks David. Going a bit later this year due to no room on ferry.

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  2. Australia es muy extenso y tiene mucho que visitar.

    Son muy bellos los paisajes y muy buenas las reflexiones. Disfruta de las vacaciones.

    Besos

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    1. Australia is certainly a large country and takes a very long time to travel it. This is our 17th or 18th time across the sea to travel it.
      Thank you also.

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  3. Have a great trip and more importantly enjoy yourselves.

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  4. How exciting! I can't wait to hear of your travel .

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  5. I'm not much of a traveller but so many people are you do enjoy it have a great time at least it is warming up now.
    Merle............

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    1. Thanks Merle. Not everyone likes travelling, we are all different.

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  6. Have fun and be careful on the "Spirit of Tasmania'.
    There will, according to the Turf papers, very valuable horseflesh on
    this trip of Tuesday - the pride of Tasmania and the heiress presumptive
    of Winx - "Mystic Journey" - winner of $3,262,600 in stakes! and favourite
    for the 2019 W.S Cox Plate in late October.
    No wild parties on this voyage - ha ha!
    Cheers to you and "Shanks".
    Colin

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    1. Thanks Colin. Really regarding the horses! Had no idea, precious cargo then :)

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  7. 300km and 9-11 hours! I had no idea Tassie was so far away. On the map it's only about an inch and a half and I've never bothered to look at the scale to work out the actual distance.
    You'll be a lot warmer in Queensland.

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    1. You River are not the only one to say similar about Tasmania, it takes a very long time to see it all as there is so much to see and do, according to tourists.
      The map does show the Island as a speck in the ocean..

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  8. Safe travels to you both, Margaret. Have a wonderful trip...I'm sure you will enjoy it to the utmost. :)

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  9. Safe Happy sailing dear Margaret !

    how alike :) either my hubby does not take photos ,your hubby captured views EXCELLENTLY indeed

    i hope you enjoy your trip and return with many beautiful images :)

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  10. Have a wonderful time-- and safe journey!

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  11. Hello Margaret,
    What a great pictures. Amazing to see the first two shots. So nice.
    And what a good shot of that ship. Great with the red colors.

    I wish you a good time while your holiday and have a good stay!!

    Greetings and a big kiss, Marco

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  12. Espero y deseo que lo pases muy bien. Besitos y que seas muy feliz.

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  13. First shots made me think of a Bible passage...about throwing the bread upon the calm waters. What was that about? I think we studied it when I was maybe 7.

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  14. What wonderful photos your husband took.
    My husband went out often due to work and as he knows I like to see pictures of the places, he also takes it for me.
    Have a great holiday
    A big and warm hug from Portugal
    Maria
    Have a great vacation
    A big and warm hug from Portugal

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    1. Thank you Maria.
      I hear it's rather hot over your way, so keep cool in the heat..

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    1. Thank you Bill.
      Sure will have a blast :) within reason and according to my age. Lol

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  16. it's lovely that you get to travel all over tassie and around australia as well. queensland sounds nice :) lovely photos as usual happy landings and be safe

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    1. Thank you F. We love to travel our country, husband won't fly, if he did we would go to many places in this world.

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  17. It's a great ship!
    Sailing at night, wow, I cam imagine the night time on the ship :)

    Thank you for those beautiful photos

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    1. Lots to do on the ship at night but we go to bed :) and sleep..
      Thank you.

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  18. Off on another adventure. I love the way you say, "I don't know where we are going yet." It must be great to be able to feel safe doing that. I would be hesitant. I admire your sense of adventure. You are welcome to visit us if you are near Brisbane at all.

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    1. It’s true, don’t know where we are going :) at Merriman Q!ld for a few days, then further north.
      If we come your way will let you know, and thank you. Still have your phone number..

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  19. Wishing you a wonderful time, and safe journey :)

    All the best Jan

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  20. Estupendos reflejos Margaret. Que disfrutes las vacaciones y traigas muchas fotos.
    Un abrazo.

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