Garden Island at Clarence Point

Clarence Point is situated on Garden Island(not really an island, don’t know why its called that)……north of Beaconsfield & at the mouth of the Tamar River.(northern Tasmania)

We spent 3 nights here, 2 of those nights with great mates Jenelle & Darren, it was lovely, very windy & probably a place we won’t bother to re-visit, but we had a fantastic time with those 2 crazy folk.

Peter & I went for a stroll before Jenelle & Darren arrive, it was a little on the COOL side.

Our campsite.

Our camp.

You always need at least one scary pic – not you Jenelle……hahaha

Jenelle & I went shucking & came back with a great feast.

Yummo – oysters were good too.

As the sun is rising you can see George Town in the background, no driving there from here but you could boat across the Tamar river to get there.

You can see the oysters just waiting to be appreciated.

Is quite a lovely place, but the wind is a little crazy.

Darren preparing his secret family recipe for hash browns – they were yummo.

Lotz of time indulging in card games – especially a-soles & presidents……..

Farewell the Pondering Frog, Bicheno, Tasmania.

WOW! Peter & I arrived in Tassie on the 27th October 2018 & drove to the Pondering Frog 10klms south of Bicheno, we left on 5th March 2019.

We worked lotz of hours, got to visit a few places, made some lifelong friends & had created some awesome memories. Now we are just driving around checking out a few places before we board the Spirit of Tasmania at the end of the month.

Peter & some of his new friends.

The range of flowers have been beautiful & plentiful.





The Apsley river.

Inside the café there were lotz of frogs for sale.

Also lotz of jams,chutneys & sauces – quite a few made on premises & of course some liqueurs & cherry ports.




Seating inside & outside.


Junior (Darren) – one of the workers

Miss BB (Jenelle) & Princess (Keryn)


Pa & Ma (Jack & Wendy)


So many fun times & ‘happy hours’ – it was awsome.





2 hippo’s in front of their dwelling……







Port Arthur continues

Lotz of wildlife roam around the camp grounds at Fortescue Bay, we saw wallaby’s, paddy melons & possums, no doubt there are wombats & maybe a few devils around but they did not come into sight.

Tasmania has a large amount of road kill happening especially in the possum family, the only wombats & devils I have seen so far have been leg up also. But Tasmania does have lotz of public toilets & they are well maintained – its really quite surprising but in a good way.

So many critters.

This fellow was a constant visitor & liked to check out the majority of the camp sites.

This paddy melon liked to munch on banana skins.


We dined here for late lunch/early dinner – lightly bread crumbed atlantic salmon, chips & salad – delicious.

The view was easy on the eye while we enjoyed our food.

Saw these steel cutouts during our drive.

Flowering T-Tree

It was a beautiful view.

The legs are feeling these steps, luckily there wasn’t as many as yesterday.


It is quite ‘remarkable’.

Yep, he loves the steps.

Toilets everywhere.

Awesome colours these berries.

Passed this bay on the way back from Remarkable Caves.

Don’t see many of these swings around anymore.