2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival photo essay
Thanks to the team at Open House Hobart for another great weekend of privileged access and peeks behind doors that are normally closed.
I had a rare opportunity today to spend some time on the East Coast between Bicheno and Binalong Bay on the Bay of Fires. Usually if I’m up this way, I’m just passing through, but today I had time to take my time, get out the camera and generally take the path less travelled.
The Huon Valley Midwinter Festival takes its inspiration from the old English tradition of wassailing, whereby apple trees are ‘woken’ from their winter slumber with food, booze and a general racket, to ensure plenty of fruit – and cider – in the following year.
Some or all of this track makes a great reason to stop and explore this pretty seaside town.
Hobart’s pubic and private buildings again turned on the red lights during Dark Mofo.
Dark Mofo has been and gone for another year. The festival expanded to encompass two full weekends of the Midwinter Feast as well as a progressive nighttime journey from Launceston to Hobart stopping off at churches along the Midlands Highway for a series of artistic happenings. My own participation focussed on the activities in and…
I was recently treated to a weekend in the Derwent Valley, courtesy of good friends at Curringa Farm who were celebrating the completion of new accommodation and a function venue. They kindly put me and a number of other friends up for Friday evening, following an official afternoon opening and a very enjoyable celebration dinner…
The boatshed is a landmark on the point at Kelvedon Beach on Tasmania’s East Coast just south of Swansea
Tasmania’s Midlands Highway is the island’s main north-south route, linking the two major cities of Hobart and Launceston. It runs for about 200km through a broad grassland valley that contains farmland, sheep properties and historic towns and villages that were once major coaching stops for a journey that could take several days.