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Broccoli Harvest: Formosa Farm

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

Small world? You bet! Tayto Van at Glenorchy!

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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 …

West Coast Wilderness Railway Part Eight – Teepookana and Lowanna

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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 …

honey tasting a lifestyle of travel

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

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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 …

Road Trip Part 15 – Newcastle

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When I look back on Newcastle, my main memory will be the transition from trousers to shorts. Having lived in Tasmania the previous few months, and then drove up via Melbourne and Wollongong, it was the heat of Newcastle that …

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