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The view from my "office"

RooFlyer

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So to go with this view ( Hobart from Bellerive):

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.. would you choose this place,
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Or this place

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or this place?

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I grew up just along the road a bit ... Small weatherboard place. And I still couldn't afford these places ( but v cheap for Sydney or Melbourne.)
 
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Looks stunning down there in Tas rooflyer. Do you happen to know who owns the mega yacht in the photos? Must have a bit of dosh I would imagine or is it owned by a company? ;)
(or is it yours?)
 

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Looks stunning down there in Tas rooflyer. Do you happen to know who owns the mega yacht in the photos? Must have a bit of dosh I would imagine or is it owned by a company? ;)
(or is it yours?)
Oh no, much too flash - I mean coarse, new money-ish for me.

It's the Aquijo: Aquijo (yacht) - Wikipedia

Owned by a Norwegian billionaire. Just plain common, y'know?
 

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I often look at the geology and wonder how brutal and chaotic a time lapse video of the evolution of Gaia might appear.. 'twas clearly not an easy birth….
 

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Today's office target, with the route indicated (give or take some hand-shake while drawing it ;)) Starting at the left, at a place called 'The Springs', looping up below the 'Organ pipes', then down & back across. Abt 12km. This is another attempt to to claw back my youth - we used to scramble all over this thing when we were growing up ...

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The tracks have been refurbed recently and easy to navigate, but that first 5km is constantly up!

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Look left from the track ... hmm, something has carved its way through the bush up there:

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Look right - ah ha. That'll do it.

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Token plant shot for the botanists like @JohnM . I must confess to being partial to Richea spp. Given encouragement I will relate the story of my field botany course at Uni, where we were charged with compiling a pressed native plant collection over 3 days in the park. 12 students, National Park, plants needed ... what could possibly go wrong? :rolleyes: Locusts ain't in it.

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But back to the interesting bits. The Organ Pipes - dolerite columns:

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Oh, all right. Some Fagus crept into the pic below, 'Gondwana' vegetation, as also found in Patagonia, for the benefit of @juddles .

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Nice views, of course. Sandy Bay to the right, CBD and Tasman bridge, 'northern suburbs' to the left:

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Looking north up the Derwent:

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At the far right of the first image, you come to 'The Chalet', which sounded encouraging. But ... bugger. No barista coffee.

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Then it was down and back across to the start. Three hours, 13 km and a glass of Riesling when I got back to where was staying!! (No, not just one, either ...)
 

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