Next Adventure

We have had rain here in Sydney

A Noisy Miner (little grey bird) hasn’t had enough and takes a bath

while Gracie has had too much and decides to come inside to look for lunch.

On Monday I’ll be flying down to Launceston in Tasmania to begin a three week search for my next home. I’ll travel about the north in a hired car with my trusty (HAH!) GPS , squiggle down to the south, then have a week twiddling around Hobart before heading home again. Tasmania is about the size of Ireland, is dry in the middle and very wet and rugged on the west coast. It has some very old houses from the more recent Australian perspective, having been an early penal colony.

Other Things I know about Tasmania

- yes, it is part of Australia.
-it has some amazing old growth mossy giant forests including ancient beech trees which are even more ancient than they were when I first saw them in 1979
- there are no house-eating termites there...a BIG plus
-yes, there are Tasmanian devils
-no, they don’t spin around like the one on Bugs Bunny

I have my fingers crossed that there I’ll find a little old house that’s been waiting for me with a little back gate leading out onto...something...with a nice community and lovely places to go for walks. VERY exciting...