Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bowled Over


We had a Fun day venturing out of the Huon Valley and up to the city lights one Sunday. Fortified with a Jackman and McRoss afternoon tea to say Happy Birthday to David, we then hit the lanes at Moonah. The six of us sent those bowls whizzing down the lanes at lightening speed, with memorable style and panache. We managed to send a pin into the gutter halfway back up the lane, we got 2 of our bowls eternally stuck at the bottom of the lane, we confused the scoring screen and we bamboozled the staff, but all in all, it was a magic afternoon.

Looking forward to the re-match already.


Friday Foray August 2015


Friday Foray #10 Kingston Beach to Shot Tower, and return;  20 August 2015.

Walk: The Alum Cliffs trail, part of the Greater Hobart Trails.

Food: Lunch at The Shot Tower Cafe.

Valeri, Peter and Bruni set off on a fabulous winter’s day and ambled along the Kingston Beach foreshore to give Bruni a run before taking to the trail. It is a great walk; lots of water views, different foliage and bushland, some great back yards and then an AWFUL descent and ascent to The Shot Tower.

A reviver of the most delicious fare with a brilliant cup of tea before tackling that horrible ravine to get back to the trail, but worth every knee-wrenching step. The smells of the bush along the way are delightful.

Friday Foray July 2015


Friday Foray #9 Pennsylvania Grand Canyon and then Corning Museum of Glass;  17 July 2015.

Walk: The trail to view Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Tioga County, Pennsylvania: The miles of glass displays at Corning Museum of Glass, NY State.

Food: Brunch at The Native Bagel; Dinner at The Crooked Rooster Pub in Watkins Glen, NY State

What a day! Brian and I drove to Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, to walk some of the Pennsylvanian Grand Canyon. It certainly is a spectacle and on reflection possibly one of the most stunning autumn walks to be found. We didn’t quite get to the river at the bottom, another time. Fortified by brunch at the Native Bagel back in town we put some miles on the car and turned up in Corning, NY State to visit the Corning Museum of Glass. Expecting to see a staid exhibit about Pyrex dishes (and there was a tower of 638 pyrex dishes), we were astounded by the museum. Possibly one of the best Glass museums in the world, with exhibits going back to the beginning of time. Contemporary works, old Italian works, Egyptian glass, Roman glass, glass fused by mother nature – put this museum on YOUR list.

Driving on we ended up at Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes region of NY State, a magical place. Home of motor car racing for many years, we found the Stirling Moss Plaque not far from our hotel. Next day we walked the 19 waterfalls circuit that begins right in town – it is a stunning way to spend a few hours, and offers many paths crisscrossed though, over, under and by waterfalls and chasms.