Meet the Ashlands
Slowly, I’m coming to grips with the notion that I may be touring Tasmania by bike and boat instead of a horse, as I’d hoped. Like Mick Jagger sang, you don’t always get what you want – but added that you get what you need. In my case, it’s been a ten-dollar bike. In the Ashland family’s case, it’s a whopping fine vacation built on some pretty basic gear. While scouting a campsite on Cockle Creek on Tasmania’s southern tip, they showed me just how much fun you can have with tinkering, imagination and everyday stuff like a bus, boat and crab pot. Here are a few shots of a family having a whopping Tasmanian summer break.
It all got me thinking. Wouldn’t it be neat to actually put to sea on a boat? See the Southern Ocean from the deck of a fine vessel? Then, a few days later, standing on the end of a pier, something really odd happened…..
(Thanks Judd, Melissa, Bailey, Jamari, Bailey, Kyle, Ellie May, Kioni and Klarissa for visiting with me – and giving me my first taste of Tasmanian crayfish!
sometimes the best things happen with simple beginnings.. chance happenings.. keep em coming..luv peta
Melissa & judd
Hi bernie, How did you enjoy your trip on our finest waters? The kids were so excited to see there photos on your web sight. Were u heading now, you been conversation in our vechile at our tea table the kids keep asking is Bernie back mum, the will remember you for years to come I,m sure. Thanks for the fascinating story’s and may you have a great Christmas and new year your newest friends from far south Melissa, judd and the tribe xx
Howdy Bernie, HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM TEXAS!!!!!!!
I can’t believe you are not equine outfitted,yet!! How about a ‘roo?? Brumby? TD r koala?
A bicycle?? Man those things are dangerous! If you get a stick in the spokes you’ll flip! Front wheel wobbles will put you down and give you ‘sand/gravel rash’.. BE CAREFUL!! A mule will take care of you..a bike’ll just lay there…
It looks like you’re working on a tan and doing a good job..