Woke to see this. Mount Wellington 7th Aug 2012

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Comments (17)

amadeus2050 on August 6, 2012

Wonderful scenery. LIKE. Best wishes.


jack hardy on August 7, 2012


What a great shot ! I don't remember seeing Mt Wellington like this when I was there. Hobart is such a beautiful place when the sun is shining. Regards Jack

GasGasL€X on August 7, 2012

Just too gorgeous a sight. right thats it I am comming to visit Tassie..:)

Tewbacka on August 7, 2012

Better stay at my place Lex. Taken from my lounge room window this morning. Thanks for the comments too Jack. Yep, Hobart is a great place to be and whilst it looks cold it really isn't. Coldest Hobart has ever been was -2.8 in June of 1972. Glad you like it amadeus2050 and thank you for the like Much appreciated. regards to all - Gary

GasGasL€X on August 8, 2012

I might try to visit Tas with the better half next year if I know whats good for me...

Tewbacka on August 8, 2012

That sounds the plan Lex. Good plan to include the better half too. :-) Marc/April is good settled weather in Tassie. Just ask me, I used to work for the Tas. Govt.Tourist Bureau a few decades ago. Get a copy of Tasmanian Travelways from your agent or read it online. Even better.

blackcat49 (No Views… on October 22, 2012

Hello Tewbacka....nice to meet you. I've just found your lovely gallery....tearing at my heart strings! I grew up in Taroona (5th generation Tasmanian) but lived in Melb for way too long now. I get back whenever I can....which is not often enough. Although we did get to spend three months down there the summer before last...glorious!

"God's Country"...my grandfather used to tell me!

Looking forward to browsing your pics at a more leisurely pace.

Cheers, Pam.

blackcat49 (No Views… on October 22, 2012

....and forgot to say.... :)

Tewbacka on October 22, 2012

Hi Pam, Welcome to my gallery. Most of my photos are Tasmanian with a smattering of interstate and overseas chucked in for good measure. I had cousins in Taroona and my first girlfriend was a prefect at Taroona High ( Helen Walker) but thats eons ago. I'm also the owner of two Panoramio groups. "Coastline & Beaches of Tasmania" as well as "Favourite Photos of Tasmania". Feel free to join both groups. I can send you an invitation if you like or search and join, whatever you prefer. I'll have a look at your gallery in a sec to see what your taste in photography is. You'll see mine have a lot of water in them.
Thank you for the yellow star. Lovely to meet you -regards Gary

blackcat49 (No Views… on October 22, 2012

Thanks Gary...love to join your groups on Tassie. I'll follow that up.

I went to Taroona High too! Don't recognise that name though...I left at the end of 1964 and went on to Hobart Matric College....too early/too late?

(....and people think everyone in Tassie knows everyone else!) :))

Tewbacka on October 22, 2012

Wow Pam you're ancient! Whoops, you cant say that to someone you just met Gary!!! I left in '67 and Helen would have been prefect in '66. I told her I was older when I went out with her. Her best friend was Christine Nielson and her father was Bill Nielson who was Premier of Tas I think for a while. Helen lived in Seaview Avenue. Long bus ride for me from West Hobart. It was never going to last!. :-)

blackcat49 (No Views… on October 22, 2012

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! (You're not funny) :)

Seriously though...could that be the Christine who went to the Art School? I even have a photo of that "Christine".

I know Seaview...I grew up in Taronga Rd...just down from the Shot Tower. The view from those cliffs over the Derwent was amazing. Only had my Brownie Box Camera in those days though.

Funny about your bus ride...the buses stopped running at 6pm as I recall!

Funny too...way back then I had a boyfriend who was studying and living at the Uni. He said he wanted to break up because it was too far to travel from Sandy Bay to Taroona! And he had a car!!


Tewbacka on October 22, 2012

Good that we can laugh Pam. Good for the heart and soul. As for Christine I can only vaguely remember her, so a photo may or may no bring her back to me. A Box Brownie, Wow! I had to wait until the Kodak instamatics came out to get my first camera. Trouble is, the view finder had no relationship to where the lens was, so all my photos of the era are all sky and just the head of the person you were taking a full body shot of. Bugger!!! I lived at the last house in Forest Road West Hobart. Only a mile and half from the GPO but it was all up hill. The bike trips were hell as it was always a long push home after your ride. The girls never stood a chance unless they lived next door :) Chatted only today with a girl I used to jump off the Sandy Bay diving tower with 45 years ago or more. Hadn't spoken to her since those days until she tracked me down via facebook. Its okay, I told my wife :-) cheers Gary.

blackcat49 (No Views… on October 22, 2012

Ahhhh...those were the days! :))

jockswa on December 4, 2012

Been some late snow around the traps over that way I've heard. Being a bit of an old salt, I'm an avid weather follower. Check it up most nights whether I'm going fishing or not. Old habits die hard. Love this shot..

Tewbacka on December 4, 2012

Supposedly some snow on the hills somewhere in Tassie today Jock with this cold front passing thru. Just looking at Mt Wellington sitting here typing this and its cloud free and no snow. I follow the weather closely to see what the swells are doing. Big tomorrow:-) Wind Wrong direction :-(

jockswa on December 7, 2012

Yep, my son's picked up the habit, although he has a family to look after so doesn't get to wet his board too often. We've just had a front go thru this morning Gary. Bit gutless here but may have something to offer when it gets to you.

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  • Uploaded on August 6, 2012
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    by Tewbacka
    • Camera: SONY SLT-A55V
    • Taken on 2012/08/07 08:53:35
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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