Tasmania

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Maria Island

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Spent a wonderful weekend celebrating a friend’s 50th birthday on Maria Island, off the east coast. A former penal colony (amongst other things), the island is now a national park. Everything needed to be taken across and back via boat and accommodation was the former prison cells.

For the shortest days of the year, we were rewarded with glorious sunshine all weekend.

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Mist on the Oval

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It’s not a very good shot as I’m still buggering about with this camera – particularly after sunset – but for me it captures the evenings closing in, the fire that smoulders through the night, the early morning mist, the uggboots and fleecy pyjamas, the exquisite home made soups (courtesy of H), and my own personal contentment at having moved somewhere with a real winter…

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