It’s a good thing I have a regular Photo Friday, or this blog might have totally fallen by the wayside. We’ve been in Australia since the end of October, and we’ve hardly posted a thing in that time.
Here’s where I offer some excuses…Last month, my mom and step-dad, and Justin’s sister came out to travel with us for a while, which means that in the evenings when I might normally be thinking about sorting photos or trying to write a post, we are spending time hanging out and catching up on the year’s happenings. Another thing is the absurd lack of wi-fi access. Honestly I don’t really get it because, hello, even in tiny Indonesian villages we were able to get free wi-fi at most guesthouses or restaurants. Those things aside, well, we’ve been really enjoying our time, and I just haven’t felt much like being in front of the computer.
Last week we said goodbye to our loved ones and made our way to Tasmania. It’s part of Australia…you’d be surprised how many people don’t know that. I’m a little ashamed to admit that when a friend of mine came here years ago, I had to look up where exactly it is on the map. In any case, we’re currently living out of a campervan (which is amazing by the way, totally do this for a while if you ever get the chance) and have been spending most of our time gallivanting around Tasmania’s national park system.
We didn’t know much about Tasmania because almost nobody we know has ever been here, so we didn’t really have any expectations other than that we’d heard it was a good place to be hiking and doing other nature-y things.
Well let me tell you, our minds have been totally blown by how STUNNINGLY beautiful it is. The landscape combines two of the things we love the most – lush mountains and perfectly blue-green ocean waters on white-sand beaches.
Our photos don’t even begin to do it justice, but we’ll leave you with this very tiny slide show for just a small taste. As always, it’s much better if you actually click-through to Flickr and check it out on the full screen setting.
*For whatever reason, I can’t make the slide show actually show up here, so just click the link and it’ll open in a new window*