Hell’s Gate

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“Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.”― Dante Alighieri, Inferno Hell’s Gate, aptly named so by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, was a very foreign sight for me. First there was … Continued

Maria’s Island

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Maria’s Island served many roles since the 1800s, notably as a whaler camp and a penal settlement in which the Irish nationalist leader William Smith O’Brien was incarcerated. It is now a tourist area with camping sites and beautiful walks. … Continued

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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The first step of our roadtrip on the East Coast of Tasmania consisted in a stop at the Bonorong Sanctuary, not far from Hobart. There, dedicated staff takes care of injured animals before their release into the wild. I hesitated … Continued

Bicheno’s Penguins

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While on a road trip up the Tasmanian East Coast, on our way to the Bay of Fire, we made a pit stop in Bicheno for the night. We were lucky to be in Tasmania for the mating season of … Continued

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