What can I say about the island of Tasmania? Well there is surely so much more to discover. I have always thought about going to Australia some day. I thought it would happen after my working days were over. Instead, I got the privilege to leave the dark north during winter last year to go to Austrlia for the first time, and hopefully not last. I travelled together with Maria to the island Tasmania where we visited her relatives. When we left Tasmania we went to mainland Australia for some days on our own.
Most nights we either spent in the city of Hobart or Devonport. We also made a trip to Strahan on the west coast of Tasmania from where we did a boat trip up on Gordon River. We did more or less activities each day. Travelled to many parts of the island to see different things like waterfalls, animals or other spectacular sights.
An active vacation
My only goal with the vacation was to get some well-deserved rest and to do a boat trip with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Sadly I got sick for a couple of days and missed some excursions. On the positive side me and Maria did two boat trips. One around Bruny Island and the other around Tasman Peninsula. Don’t forget to check out those photo albums as they are worth a look.
It was a pleasure to have Marias relatives as guides as they knew the island inside out. It made life easy for us. We just could tagged along. It was like everything was given to you on a silver plate. We got to see much more than I hoped for before getting there.
It was a nice first visit to Tasmania and I would love to go back some day. If I go back then I will do a lot more research myself. Make my own plan for the trip with some guidance from the expertise. I would love to stay in some of the National Parks to have the wilderness around me and I would love to go out to sea and do some proper photography. The two boat trips were awesome. I recommend them to everyone visiting Tasmania. Still I would like to get out by boat with the single goal of catching sea birds in their proper habitat. I am not sure if that is possible to arrange, but I know I would have to check it out if I go back to Tasmania in the future.
I went bush camping in Mana Pools in October 2018. It gave me a new insight into what he bush can bring you even at a famous place like Mana Pools in northern Zimbabwe.
The Zambezi River 2018
The Zambezi river is one of the finest and least spoiled rivers in the world. The basin has some of Africa's finest national parks, and many valuable species, ecosystems and wilderness areas survive thanks to the Zambezi river.
Hungary Bee-eater Bonanza 2018
This is my photo album from the Hungarian Bee-eater Bonanza workshop in June 2018. 7 days of photography gave us plenty of good opportunities to work with the animals of the Puszta.
My second snow mobile expedition on Svalbard was very different to the first. Colder, harsher and sunny for almost the complete trip.