Yet Another Paradise…Swansea, Tasmania.

When you’re travelling around Tasmania, it’s easy to sound like you’ve overdosed on superlatives. Indeed, there are even towns named: “Paradise”, “Promised Land”…and we’ll just gloss over “Lower Crackpot”.

It’s also inevitable, that you run out of time.

That with such much to see and the need to become one with it all, that the sun sets well before you do.

Indeed, trying to stuff in all these awesome, superlative sights, is like stuffing yourself with so much gourmet food, you can’t move and your poor stomach is about the throw itself into reverse.

At this point, we were driving from Port Arthur to Devonport  via Swansea on the East Coast…a bit of a scenic deviation from the most direct route home. The sun had already set and we were oozing the dregs out of those very last moments of twilight, we we drove into Swansea.

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Being after dark, I wasn’t quite sure where we were  and had to do a bit of Googling to confirm locations. It’s not a good form to stick the wrongname on a place and you might have noticed that I’ve already called Orford: “Whatsymecallit Beach”. When you’re seeing and experiencing so much, it very hard to keep up with the details. While gaps are forgivable, making glaring mistakes is another story.

Swansea is a town in the heart of Tasmania’s east coast, on the north-west shore of Great Oyster Bay and overlooking Freycinet National Park, which is home to the superlatively stunning, Wineglass Bay.

I would really like to come back and spend a couple of days here.

It truly is Paradise.

3 thoughts on “Yet Another Paradise…Swansea, Tasmania.

  1. Rowena Post author

    Hi Annabelle.
    Funny you should mention South Wales. Geoff’s 3rd Great Grandfather, James Newton, was born in Portskewett and lived around Monmouth. In addition to travelling round Tasmania, we were also gaining a sense of Geoff’s roots there and chasing up the past. I’m not entirely sure now whether James Newton actually was at Port Arthur or a different convict settlement in Tasmania but I thought you’d appreciate a bit about the thieving rampage which earned him his free trip to Tasmania: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/port-arthur-tasmania-a-family-relic/
    xx Rowena

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