gallery Re-Blog: Southport – Geeveston (Tasmania)

I thought that some of you might enjoy this post written about a visit to the Huon Valley by some visitors to our state last year.

Kruising Around Australia

19/03/19  Five days of bleak overcast skies and steady showers at Gordon had us yearning to go onto 240 volt power somewhere. Our solar panels had been constrained by only short bursts of sunlight through fleeting gaps in the overhead cloud cover, and while the generator (as much as I dislike it) provided a noisy alternative, there’s nothing quite like plugging into power in prolonged wet weather. Besides, we needed to catch up on the laundry again and put the dehumidifier to work drying out the condensation generated by the two of us in the closed up van. So we moved across to Huonville and down the Huon Valley to the small community of Southport, located close to South Cape, the southernmost point of mainland Tasmania. The local pub operated basic caravan and camping facilities out the back, but most importantly offered power. Beer on tap was also an additional…

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I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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