We went away for a few days to the East Coast of Tasmania. It's not an area I know well, though I have visited parts of the coast previously and I have vague memories of going to some of the north-east towns as a child.
We had a very quiet time in a beachside town called Beaumaris, which is between St Helens and Scamander. We stayed in a fabulous self-contained house that allowed pets, so Sleepydog was able to come with us.
Juniordwarf was delighted by the choice of beds (two double bedrooms and a kids room with a bunk) and the fact that the "play room" had a TV and a DVD player.
We deliberately didn't plan to do anything, just to get away and relax. The weather wasn't the greatest for a coastal holiday, but I like the coast on misty wet days, so I didn't mind too much.
I won't say much more other than I don't think I ever needed a break more than I did before we went away.
|The house we stayed at.|
|Juniordwarf wanted to build a sandcastle.|
|Construction (mostly by Slabs) complete.|
|Moody closeup of the sandcastle.|
|I wanted to get some sunrise photos.|
|Not very spectacular when the sky is overcast.|
|We went to Pyengana Dairy to taste some cheese.|
|This is really pretty countryside around Pyengana, just inland from St Helens.|
|Priscilla the beer drinking pig at the Pub in the Paddock.|
|Lunch at the Pub in the Paddock at Pyengana.|
|St Columba Falls near Pyengana. Stunning. Breathtaking.|
|You can see the top of the falls from the road.|
|The beaches at Beaumaris.|
|Juniordwarf attacked by a freak wave at Binalong Bay (this was very funny).|
|Near Binalong Bay|
|Attempted panorama at The Gardens.|
|Iron House Brewery|
|Ironhouse Porter and the view from the brewery.|