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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Tassie Tour Journal Day 2

For a long time I have made jokes about Tasmanians having 3 arms. Confirmation: it’s true. From the moment we woke up on The Spirit of Tasmania this morning – we saw nothing but weird people. Odd people. Nutty people. They must have been in hiding last night and only came into light when we pulled into the shores of Devonport. Mullets are indeed a fashionable item on women down here.

First stop. Penguin: A town that allegedly has a Penguin population of 3000. The penguins here look more like seagulls. The only normal looking penguins weren’t normal at all – they were made of plastic and one was twice the size of Row! The town of Penguin has a problem with scooters riding skateboards.

Sign 1: Wrong. The best water in Australia comes straight out of the taps here in Tasmania!
Sign 2: Wrong. It’s a trick
Sign 3: Wrong. Beware of Tasmanian Devils – yes. Beware of Tasmanian Tigers – maybe. Beware of Traffic – definitely not! There is no traffic… maybe that’s why there is a need to beware – there isn’t much – so beware it might come out of nowhere?
Sign 4: Wrong. No ice today (wait a month of two…)

We went for a great walk around Dove Lake below Cradle Mountain. Magnificent! Best. Bushwalk. Ever. It's difficult to look at such a marvellous creation without seeing the handiwork of a Creator. The Chateau that we stayed at was very nice – good Devonshire Tea (coffee) and a great Art Exhibition. Most of the exhibits were photos from Tasmania. Favourite photo: a bear too smart for a salmon.

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  • Blogger Troy says so:
    Tuesday, May 08, 2007 5:30:00 pm  

    Dave & Row,
    Love your holiday blog - memories of Tassie!
    Thought i might critique a few things on your holiday blog...
    The ice - you don't need to wait til winter in Tassie. A girl went walking on the Overland Track from Cradle mountain between Christmas & New Year a few years ago when a sudden snow storm hit. She disappeared. Apparently wasn't prepared. It can regularly snow down to sea level too.
    - Troy top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Tuesday, May 08, 2007 6:00:00 pm  

    that's crazy.
    my parents were saying that when they went on the dove lake walk they experienced four seasons while walking around. warm sunny on one side - and it snowed on them on the furthest side!! top

  • Anonymous Marty says so:
    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 2:33:00 pm  

    Hey champion!!

    Is that photo of the bear deadset?!?

    catch ya soon brother,
    Marty top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 2:35:00 pm  

    i'm pretty sure that the picture i photographed was legit!

    pretty crazy.

    catch you soon top