January 19, 2019

Our Trip to Australia, Part Seven - Tasmanian Wilderness and Melbourne

A visit to Australia should definitely include a stop in Melbourne, the coastal capital of the southeastern state of Victoria.

The last two days of our journey “Down Under” were spent seeing some of the sights of Melbourne with a population of more than 4.8 million. Melbourne is the second most populated state in Australia after Sydney, and is Victoria’s business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state. But first, we enjoyed a plane ride over Tasmania’s southwest with Par Avion to view the grandeur and spirit of the remote and harsh coasts and waterways of the rugged and beautiful region.

Enjoy these last photos of our trip.

And here's a fun video of the fur seals we visited at Chinaman's Hat.

January 18, 2019

Our Trip to Australia, Part Six - Freycinet National Park and the Agrarian Kitchen

Whenever I travel I always try to do as much as possible, so the trips are productive, informational and fun.

During another outing in Tasmania, we learned all about The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School & Farm, Tasmania’s first hands-on farm-based establishment of its kind. We visited a Tasmanian Devil sanctuary and participated in a land-based marine farm oyster experience at the Saffire Freycinet resort, and we drove to Freycinet National Park for a trail hike filled with stunning panoramic views over Wineglass Bay and the surrounding areas.

Enjoy more of my photos from our glorious trip to Australia.

January 17, 2019

Our Trip to Australia, Part Five - A Picnic at Bangor with Chef Sarah Glover

Among my favorite memories from this recent trip to Australia - sitting on a beautiful countryside by a roaring campfire, enjoying a lovely meal with friends and family.

During our stay in Tasmania, Alexis, Jude, Truman, Pamela and I visited Bangor, an historic 15-thousand acre farm and vineyard located on the Forestier Peninsula in the southeast region of the island state. Our delicious feast was conceived and prepared by chef and author, Sarah Glover. We enjoyed fresh seafood and just picked farm vegetables and fruits. It was a most relaxing and delightful outing for us all.

Enjoy these photos.