Broccoli Harvest: Walabadah

To be honest I only remember hearing the name “Walabadah” and thought it was some kind of joke. I don’t reckon I’ve even spelt it right there you know. But the fact is there is a farm close to Cressy called Walabadah and I worked there cutting broccoli. It happened to be the last field Read more about Broccoli Harvest: Walabadah[…]

Broccoli Harvest: Formosa Farm

Next up was Formosa Farm in Cressy. Located just off the main road from Cressy to Poatina, this farm meant a drive along a very narrow mud path and then down a steep hill, which in wet conditions was pretty dangerous! Ironic name too, I thought. The irony only to be lost on those not Read more about Broccoli Harvest: Formosa Farm[…]

Working Wednesdays: Broccoli Harvest at Lakehouse Farm Near Cressy, Tasmania

A rough map as to where Lakehouse Farm is…it is actually quite a historic place to have worked in Tasmanian history, although when you’re spending your days slogging away cutting broccoli, the glamour of such as location eludes you. Lakehouse farm was a wee bit of a drive – it was in the middle of Read more about Working Wednesdays: Broccoli Harvest at Lakehouse Farm Near Cressy, Tasmania[…]

Working Wednesdays: Processed Broccoli Harvesting at Woodside Farm, Poatina, Tasmania

Once I moved to Poatina, Woodside was the first broccoli farm I worked on in this area. That’s the entrance to Woodside farm, with my colleague Jenny sitting on the back of my car having her lunch. The entrance to Woodside farm. The lonely road that Woodside Farm is on – a tranquil road which Read more about Working Wednesdays: Processed Broccoli Harvesting at Woodside Farm, Poatina, Tasmania[…]

West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Nine – End of The Line and Arrival at Regatta Point

After four months I’ve finally gotten round to condensing this one and finishing it off. Nine parts in total on what was an excellent day on board the steam locomotive along the West Coast Wilderness Railway. I did it alone which was probably the only bad thing – wish I had someone there with me Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Nine – End of The Line and Arrival at Regatta Point[…]

Small world? You bet! Tayto Van at Glenorchy!

Imagine the surprise and disbelief of me driving through Hobart in Tasmania in May 2010 and seeing a van with the word “Tayto” on it!!! The Northern Irish crisp! And next to the sticker on this white van was another sticker with “Norn Iron” on it. I thought for once in life my eyes were Read more about Small world? You bet! Tayto Van at Glenorchy![…]

West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Eight – Teepookana and Lowanna

After tasting the honey at Lower landing it was onwards past two station stops, neither of which are used any longer…but added a bit of history to the journey…we passed by the King River several times. An excellent view out of the train window coming round a corner. Just after this we got to “Teepookana” Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Eight – Teepookana and Lowanna[…]

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West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Seven – Tasting Honey at “Lower Landing”

The name of the next station was “Lower Landing”, I didn’t really like that actually. It’s a bit false. And the name was totally false. It’s a custom built station for the sake of the Western Wilderness Railway. That took the shine off the stop there, but didn’t take the sweetness away from that gorgeous Read more about West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Seven – Tasting Honey at “Lower Landing”[…]

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