Monday, July 30, 2007

Fire Twirling

Just been playing with a bit of fire with Ben's new fire twirling stick thingy




Strahan cruise

Undergoing a massive make over involving taking the cannopy off the back, the ute is still looking a bit rough around the edges, however some may say its tough! The polyurethane on the tray just shows how much love the ute has recieved as well. Yet I am in the process of angle grinding it off after a failed attempt at acid washing... mind you if you want to acid wash I recommend a mask!!!

This photo was taken at Zeehan (west coast of Taz) where the best part of the town were their chips and gravy. This is a before shot of the ute where she is nice and clean

A shot of Strahan early in the morning... This was when the rain finally stopped. It really puts things into perspective when the locals only leave this town when it is raining in winter, that is because its way to dangerous to drive when its not raining because of the black ice...however you could have fooled me considering how toey the back of the ute was...but this was about to get a whole lot better when I got to the dirt roads!

We had just come out of those mountains where it was extremely cold, dark and wet. I like to call it tropical Tasmania

The great lakes in the middle of tassy high up in the mountains...very odd, but I did have fun on the dirt roads...but it was more like mud that I was driving through however the ute luved it. So glad I didn't buy a skyline now

Little echidna that is lucky to be alive after trying to hide itself in a pot hole in the middle of the mud road...little bugger didn't want to pose for the camera

A typical tasmanian road that went for about 40kms...mind you this was the better part of the road that was still compacted.
Ah and the after look so much tougher cruzing through town in a ute with mud sprayed up the side of the doors and over the bonnet.

Stanley drive

Arriving in Tassy by the spirit (its worth buying tickets for a cabin) Kelly and I decided to drive west to check out 'the nut' in the town of Stanley. Its basically a volcanic formation but still looks pretty cool when your bored.

Road Trip!!

Sorry guys about the lack of posts but I have been pretty slack...Well yes I drove the ute all the way from Brisbane down to Melbourne a few weeks ago with my sis which was a very long drive. I swear the NSW government spends more on speeding alert signs then on the actual roads.
The ute lived up to its reputation of being an unbreakable hilux as demonstrated by Jeremy on 'Top Gear', however it is a bit of a concern when I stop to fill up for petrol that I have to fill up with oil as well. Ah well

Anyway here are some photos of Sydney and many thanx to Campbell for setting us up with accomodation in Mosman dude.

Even though i'm not much of a yacht bloke I can still appreciate a fine yacht like this

Saturday, June 30, 2007

A night in Hobart

Starting at 9am Ash and I 'carefully' left the Bray (Mowbray/Launceston) with Hobart as our destination for her uni friends 21st B'day.

Had to take these photos because the fog was unbelievable

We also passed Perth, Jericho and Stonar

Jens 21st....was one of those parties who all I knew was Ash

Sunday morning at Salamanca Markets...very different from the previous day where the street is filled with stalls selling all types of hippy worthless junk...thats just my opinion on markets, but I did pick up a few nice photos of Cradle Mountain and Wine Glass Bay.
You can see why people visit Hobart

Friday, June 29, 2007

Liffey Falls

Went for a drive the other day with Ash to Liffey Falls which is just south of Deloraine, basically in the middle of Tassy. There were 3 or 4 cascades then the main fall at the bottom. Only a 45min walk so was very easy

I have many more photos however my camera was confusing itself between settings so many did not come out well.

Cascade 2

Cascade 1

Me at Liffey Falls
Ash and Liffey Falls

Liffey Falls

Mt. Barrow

Hey folks been pretty busy this first week of the holidays cruising around tassy and what not. Today maroney, Ash and I drove to Mt. Barrow which is about an hour east from lonnie...can't wait to ride the bikes down this track, some would say its suicide and some would say its a track for uni students!

Ah well after waking maroney up at 11:30 in the morning we weren't going to do anything however what would we have done in Launceston?????? so we went for a drive in the echo that could!!

Our intentions were that if we ran into 4wd territory we would turn back. This just proves how wrong this sign was considering a 1.4litre toyota echo automatic made it to the top with no dramas!!!
Me on top of Mt. Barrow

Ash and Maroney playing silly buggers

Just another couple of hot blokes...lucky Ash
thought this was very kool...that is very thick ice if you didn't notice...pegged some massive rocks at it and they only chipped it!

Thats some strong ice

Another awesome ice formation
Mt. Barrow conquered