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Welcome to Hobart

welcome to Hobart
Hobart Airport March 31, 2012

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Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected
Hobart Airport March 31, 2012

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Devils

The devil

devil
March, 2012

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Devils

devil

March, 2012

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Devilish greeting

devil
March, 2012

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Biting commentary

devil
April, 2012

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A profile of the devil

devil
April, 2012

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The devil's paw

devil's paw
March 31, 2012

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When the devil drinks

devil
April, 2012

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When the devil is caught napping

devil
April, 2012

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When they devil is captured from behind

devil's behind
March 31, 2012

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Devilishly close

devilishly close
March 31, 2012

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Wombats

Wombat

wombat

Cradle Mountain
April, 2012

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Wombat close

wombat

Cradle Mountain
April, 2012
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Other marsupials

Koalas

Koala close

koala

April, 2012

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Macropodes

Wallaby

macropodes
April, 2012

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Walla-why-you-no-get-A?

macropodes
April, 2012

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Wallaby close

wallaby
April, 2012

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Wallabeast

wallaby
April, 2012

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Chillaxin'

kangaroo
April, 2012

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Crooner

kangaroo
April, 2012

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When kangaroos hit the high notes

kangaroo
April, 2012

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Pademelons

pademelons
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Pademelons

pademelons
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Possum

possum

Cradle Mountain
April, 2012

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"Dead chick again???"

April, 2012
Eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)

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Birds

Catching Oysters

tasmania
Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris)
Oystercatchers
Friendly Beaches
March, 2012

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Tawny frogmouth

tasmania
Tawny frogmouth Frogmouths Bonorong
March, 2012

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Fiercely golden

phaesant
Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)
pheasants
Bonorong
March 31, 2012

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Easy as pie

Tasmanian magpie
Tasmanian magpie (a subspecies of the Australian magpie - Cracticus tibicen hypoleuca
April, 2012

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Down under goose

cape barren goose
Cape Barren goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
April 3, 2012

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Flightless rail

Flightless rail

rail
Tasmania native hen (Gallinula mortierii)
One of 12 birds endemic to Tasmania
Rails
April 6, 2012

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Endemic

rail
Tasmania native hen (Gallinula mortierii)
Rails
April 6, 2012

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Currawong

currawong
Black currawong (Strepera fuliginosa)
One of 12 birds endemic to Tasmania
April 6, 2012

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Departing cormorant

cormorant
Black-faced cormorant
(Phalacrocorax fuscescens) Coles Bay
April 2, 2012

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Juvenile tern?

tern
Coles Bay
April 2, 2012

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kookaburra

kookaburra
En route to Cradle Mountain
April 5, 2012
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)

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when the joke falls flat

kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
En route to Cradle Mountain
April 5, 2012

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emu-lating

emu
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
April, 2012

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self-portrait in emu eye

emu eye
Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)
April, 2012

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Noisy miner

noisy miner
March 31, 2012
Noisy miner (Manorina melanocephala)

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Miner feathers

noisy miner feathers
March 31, 2012
Noisy miner (Manorina melanocephala)

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Rosella

Eastern rosella
March 31, 2012
Eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius)

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Female eclectus parrot

Female Eclectus Parrot
April 3, 2012
Female eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus)

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Male Australian King parrot

australia kingparrot
April 3, 2012
Male Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)

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Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle

Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle
April 3, 2012
Tasmanian wedge-tail eagle (Aquila audax fleayi)

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White peahen

white peahen
Leucistic Indian Peahen (Pavo cristatus)
April 3, 2012

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Black swan

black swan
Black swan (Cygnus atratus)
April 3, 2012

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Reptiles

Black tiger snake

black tiger snake
Notechis scutatus
Venomous elapid snake
April 3, 2012

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Think skink

lizard
White's skink, (Liopholis whitii)
April 2, 2012

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Skink skinking

lizard
White's skink, (Liopholis whitii)
April 2, 2012

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Invertebrates

Red Anemone

tasmania
Friendly Beaches
April 3, 2012

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Barnacles

barnacles
Tesselated pavements
April 1, 2012

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Limpets

limpets
Limpets
Tesselated pavements
April 1, 2012

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Limpets

limpets
Limpets
Tesselated pavements
April 1, 2012

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Snail

snail
Sprial shell
April 1, 2012 - Just kidding

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Name that tune

neptune's necklace
Hormosira banksii
ID by Zack Gold
April 3, 2012

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Necklace in situ

neptune's necklace
Hormosira banksii
April 3, 2012

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Neptune's necklace

neptune's necklace
Hormosira banksii
ID by Zack Gold
April 3, 2012

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Bark beetles

barnacles
April, 2012

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Flora

Eucalyptus

tasmania
Friendly Beaches
April 3, 2012

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Gumming up the landscape

tasmania
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Banksia

Bank shot

banksia
Tasmania
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Bank depleted

banksia
Tasmania
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Coned

banksia
Tasmania
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Protea

protea
Coles Bay
April, 2012
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Beeing protea

protea
Coles Bay
April, 2012
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Butterfly and flower

tasmania
Coles Bay
April 2, 2012
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Flower

tasmania flower
Coles Bay
April 2, 2012

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Fungi

Orange mushroom

tasmania
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Mario was here

amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
April, 2012

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Giant mushroom

giant yellow mushroom
Phylloporus
En route to Cradle Mountain
April, 2012

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Blueing reaction

giant yellow mushroom
Phylloporus
April, 2012

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Finding mushroom for Darwin

giant yellow mushroom
Phylloporus
April, 2012

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purple mushroom
possibly Russula mariae
April, 2012

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Coralline

coralline fungus
Ramaria
Family Gomphaceae
April 4, 2012

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Vomitous slime mold

dog vomit
Dog vomit or scambled eggs slime mold
Fuligo septica
April, 2012

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Or if you prefer, scrambled eggs

dog vomit
Dog vomit or scambled eggs slime mold
Fuligo septica
April, 2012

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Lichens

tasmania
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012
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Food

Apples

apples
Cradle Mountain
April, 2012

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Kopi luwak

kopi luwak
April, 2012

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People

Too cute

girl
MONA
March 31, 2012

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Happy as a Jo

jo
Tasmanian Peninsula
April, 2012

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Michael

michael
Tasmanian Peninsula
April, 2012

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Bob

Tesselated pavements

bob
Tasman Peninsula
April 1, 2012
Photo by Jo Larke

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Rockin' Cradle Mountain

bob
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Darwin

Darwin and marsupial fail to see eye to eye

darwin


April, 2012

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Koala-Darwin

darwin


April, 2012

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Darwin considers pouch surfing

darwin

Wallaby and Chucklaby
Freycinet National Park
April 3, 2012

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It seems like everyone love to have their necks scratched.

darwin, bob, and kangaroo

April, 2012

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Art

Rock painting

stone art
April 1, 2012

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Cementary

Stoned

tomb stone
April, 2012

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Cementary wall

cementary wall
April 2, 2012

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Misc

Topiary

topiary
April 6, 2012

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Guitar

guitar
April 4, 2012

One of Tiga's friends was a luthier who dseigned and made his own instruments.
Each one was a beautiful work of art.

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Road kill

road kill
April, 2012

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Road kill times two

road kill
April 2, 2012

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Landscapes

Beach

beach
Cradle Mountain
April, 2012

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Member of the jury

beach
April, 2012

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Tasmanian Peninsula

Sea plane

sea plane
Tasmanian Peninsula
April, 2012

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Tasmanian tide

tasmania tide
Tasmanian Peninsula
April, 2012

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Tasmanian Peninsula Coastline

tasmanian peninsula coastline
Tasmanian Peninsula
April, 2012

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Tasmanian Peninsula Coastline

tasmanian peninsula coastline
Tasmanian Peninsula
April, 2012

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Natural bonsai

natural bonsai
Tasmanian Peninsula
April, 2012

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Devil's kitchen

devil's kitchen
Tasmanian Peninsula
April, 2012

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Tesselated pavement

Tesselated Pavement State Reserve

tesselated pavements

April 1, 2012

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Tesselated pavement with gull

tesselated pavements

April 1, 2012

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Squaring off the pavement

tesselated pavements

April 1, 2012

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Tesselated pavement

tesselated pavements

April 1, 2012

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Tesselated pavement

tesselated pavements

April 1, 2012

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Doo Town

Doo-lishus

doo-lishus
Tasmanian Peninsula
Doo Town
April 1, 2012

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Doo-n-time

doo-n-time
Tasmanian Peninsula
Doo Town
April 1, 2012

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Mona

MONA

mona
March 31, 2012
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Crystal

mona
MONA
March 31, 2012
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Sarcophagus

mona
MONA
March 31, 2012
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MONA self-portrait

mona
MONA
March 31, 2012
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Mount Wellington

Mount Wellington

mount wellington

April 1, 2012

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Mount Wellington

mount wellington

April 1, 2012

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Bob and Charles atop Mount Wellington

mount wellington

April 1, 2012

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Mount Wellington Darwin Plaque

mount wellington darwin plaque mount wellington darwin plaque

April 1, 2012

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Mount Wellington

mount wellington

April 1, 2012

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Mount Wellington

mount wellington

April 1, 2012

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Freycinet National Park

Coles Bay

coles bay

April 3, 2012

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Lichen on the rocks

coles bay
Coles Bay
April 2, 2012

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Lichenous

coles bay

April 2, 2012

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Wineglass Bay

wineglass bay

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park
April 2, 2012

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Trail down to Wineglass Bay

wineglass bay

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park
April 2, 2012

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Lighthouse>

lighthouse

Freycinet National Park
April 3, 2012

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Lighthouse

lighthouse

Freycinet National Park
April 3, 2012

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Friendly Beaches

When friendly gets rough

friendly beaches
Friendly beaches
April 3, 2012

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White sand beach

white sand
Friendly beaches
April 3, 2012

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Spiky bridge

Evidence

spiky bridge
Spiky Bridge
Constructed with convict labor
April 3, 2012

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Museum of Honey

Sweet stop

honey museum
April 5, 2012

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Mole Creek Caves

Cavernous

limestone cavern
Mole Creek Caves
En route to Cradle Mountain
April 5, 2012

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A structure in caves

limestone cavern
Mole Creek Caves
En route to Cradle Mountain
April 5, 2012

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Cradle Mountain

Cradle on the mountain

cradle mountain
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Path up the mountain

cradle mountain
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Kitchen hut

cradle mountain
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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When the cradle rocks

cradle mountain
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Patterns

cradle mountain
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Cradle Mountain signage

cradle mountain signage
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Steep descent

cradle mountain
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Dove lake

dove lake
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Path around the lake

dove lake
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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The Cradle of Tasmania

cradle mountain
Cradle Mountain
April 6, 2012

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Tasmania itinerary - March 30, 2012 - April 7, 2012

+ March 30, 2012 - Arrive Hobart, rent car at airport, head into town and walk around Salamanca, get ice cream, stay at Jo Larke's

+ March 31, 2012 - Bonorong Wildlife Park (devils, kangaroos, wallabies, tawny frogmouth, pheasants), lunch at craft markey, MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), stop on the way back to Hobart to take pix of black swans. Dinner with Jo at her house.

+ April 1, 2012 - Tasman Peninsula with Jo, Tesselated pavements, blow-hole, lunch on Pirates Bay Beach, drive up to Mount Wellington

+ April 2, 2012 - Hobart to Coles Bay, meet Kip, red rock beach (red anemones) Hike up to Wineglass Bay lookout and down to Wineglass Bay, Dinner in Coles Bay, stay with Michael

+ April 3, 2012 - Coles Bay to Launceston: Freycinet Lighthouse, Friendly Beaches (oyster catchers), East Coast Natureworld Animal Preserve (north of Bicheno) - devils, macropodia, Stay with Tiga

+ April 4, 2012 - Spent the Day with Kate and Daniel - search for platypus (unsuccessful) lots of interesting fungi
Drive to Tiga's Place on Tamar River, Pizza with Tiga

+ April 5, 2012 - Drive to Cradle Mountain, Honey Museum, Marakoopa Cave with formations and glow worms (Mole Creek Caves), hang out with wombats near my cabin till dusk, stay in Park. Possoms and pademelons at night.

+ April 6, 2012 - Hike around Dove Lake, up to Marion's Lookout, onto Kitchen hut, drive back to Hobart, stay at Jo's.

+ April 7, 2012 - Airport, drop off car, Hobart to Sydney, then on to US flight to LAX. Plane diverted to Honolulu to arrest passenger. Arrive in Los Angeles in time to catch flight to SFO.

With much thanks to my Couch Surfing hosts: Jo Larke, Tiga Gleeson, and Michael Salewicz, who left me with many of the most memorable moments of my trip.

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