We took a two week trip to Tassie from Melbourne in February 2013. I have been down there once or twice before, one-time to Hobart, Port Arthur and the Franklin River area. This time, we took our car on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from Melbourne. We drove from Launceston to Hobart […]
This is an interesting place. A bloke with a bushy beard and his intrepid wife had a daughter with very annoying disabilities (due to thalidomide). They bought Clark Bay farm and built a bunch of wheelchair accessible Nissen hut type cabins. Their daughter was pretty talented, could play trumpet with her […]
The Ôkhra Conservatoire des Ocres near Roussillon in Provence, France was once a thriving ochre factory before the widespread use of acrylic paints. It is run by a cooperative of people “passionate about ochre, color, culture, and socially responsible economy”. Down a country road about 1.5 km south-east of Roussillon, it […]
We drove from Glencolumbkille to Sligo via the imposing Slieve League Cliffs, “the highest sea-cliffs in Europe”, or so some claim. They are three times higher than those legendary ones at Mohar, anyhow. Slieve League can be seen well from a lookout called Bunglass Drive up from the town of Teelin along an exciting, narrow […]
The wild North-West of Ireland. Beautiful, wet, foggy and an altogether uplifting experience. We took the Glencolumbkille to Carrick road, turning South before Carrick to Teelin to see the Slieve League cliffs. The road is quite lonely, and surrounded by bogs and peat fields. A fabulous drive through fascinating country.