#TreesAreBeautiful.

A deep bow and a tip of the lens cap to @jvhenkel and “his” hashtag #treesarebeautiful.  It was a highlight of my last year in terms of social media and an important contrast for me to the din of Facebook’s echo chamber. It made many of us look at trees a bit more. If you don’t follow Jim on Instagram, you should. I hope that 2018 continues the trend. Touring around Tasmania these last weeks and thinking of the hashtag enticed my camera to focus on trees occasionally.  These following ones won’t make it to Instagram, but enjoy them in the spirit of #treesarebeautiful.  Thanks Jim. Happy New Year. Continue reading #TreesAreBeautiful.

Cubed. Still the World’s Best Coffee, Location, People, and Aprons

I am not going to waste bandwidth describing again Cubed, the great solar eco silver coffee van trailer in Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania.  You can read my earlier posts from two years ago here and a follow up here.  Or you can check out Laurie and Fabienne’s website here. Just today I finally got to stop by and have a flat white like no other.  Now, after a mere 3 years of Cubed making single origin espresso coffee and German sweets from sustainable sources, it is clear that people have gotten the message.  They now show up to get their photo in front of Cubed – not a shot just 3 meters away of themselves in front of the dramatic Tasman Peninsula and the sheer cliffs of Cape Hauy. Continue reading Cubed. Still the World’s Best Coffee, Location, People, and Aprons

Traveling With Peter – The Hazards of Freycinet

I took 2 weekends off from the Residency and saw more of Tasmania.  Traveling with Peter is always an adventure, but you get to see some pristine amazing spots very much off the beaten track. Just be prepared: 4 wheel drive, hand saws, lots of water, and road-side emergency care. Continue reading Traveling With Peter – The Hazards of Freycinet

“Oh dear…. What have I signed up for…..”

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For a number of smart reasons, upon landing in Hobart Tasmania after 39 hours of travel, I wanted to spend the first night in a hotel and just crash.  My host, Peter, thought this wise too, because Windgrove is far from Hobart – plus we have a day of errands to load up supplies.  However, he didn’t want me to book any-old hotel. He wanted to book the hotel for me and so, of course, he went and booked one of the newest and trendiest hotels in Hobart… Continue reading “Oh dear…. What have I signed up for…..”