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I took these of the countryside in Tasmania. It's incredibly beautiful and I'm quite proud of how they turned out: Tasweegie )

Some of these I took when I was hang-gliding. Kinda. You're on a wire but it's cool.
me on a wire )

Oh! Morag is on the phone!

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To pick up chronologically, we left Sydney and went on the boat to Tasmania photos of/from The Spirit of Tasmania )

We arrived in Tassie, picked up our trusty car Jemima, set up camp with Humphrey and lit a fire.

pics of Jemima and Humphrey, largely for Sian so she cane see what a great time he had. )

I'm going to make pumpkin soup now. This could be difficult because we don't have a blender so I'm going to grate the pumpkin which could destroy the flavour and quality a little. It'll be fun though.

We were supposed to have tonight off - we've been off today - but we haven't because Dave has had to go to hospital because Jodie is having the baby tomorrow! It's terribly terribly exciting.

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Boat and policemen )

Port Arthur )

Ghost Tour )

Penguins )

Some more interesting facts about penguins )

Anyway, sorry to bore the pants again. Will write more, cos I really want to remember all this, but will also be back soon with other news.

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Did you know that if you go to Tasmania, you are out of mobile reception for most of the time? We spent a week out of range of everyone. Tasmania is full of nature and close cousins with webbed feet. They are friendly and very good at making jam and rustic furniture. Lizzie and I spent most of our time admiring mountains - 'Oh goodie, a mountain! I wanna ride a horsie!' - a la Brokeback Mountain. We camped by wonderful streams and made giant roaring fires and ate singed sausages. We had an astonishing time. This is the best holiday I have ever, ever had.

Before we went to Tassie we went to Sydney for the Mardis Gras. It was really too crowded to see much, but we found a tree, climbed it, and veiwed various floats and lights and people shaking their bootie from high up. We swigged heroically from bottles of chardonnay and were serenaded from beneath by drunk Irishmen who wanted to climb up with us. A good time was had by all. This time we were in Sydney with money. We thought it would make a huge difference to our opinion of it, but I'm afraid Sydney still smells.

After Tasmania we went to Adelaide, and we spent most of it in the Garden of Unearthly Delights, a big fairground with lots of theatre, a ferris wheel and a flying trapeze. We saw two very good shows for free on account of being friends with comedians. We ate a lot of food, and we met a couple of lovely people, and we are now much fatter and poorer than we were at the beginning. But we had such a good time. Every day was amazing.

Believe it or not, this is the abridged version of what happened, and if you've read this far then well done. Lizzie will post later, and I will leave it up to her to describe her near arrest at the hands of Hobart's police force, the ineptitude of Adelaide hostels, and my incredible yet liberating flatulence throughout.

Did you know that homosexuality has only been legal in Tasmania for about five years? ('oh goodie, a mountain!')

Love to all, especially Georgie, who texted us the other day, and who we called from the Mardis Gras whilst drunk. Congratulations again on getting into Edinburgh uni - we are so so proud of you.


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