Going Overland (Part Tres)

Back on Track Today’s 9 kilometre walk leads us from Pelion Hut up a steady incline through a rain forested hike to Pelion Gap and one of the highlights on the Overland Track, Tasmania’s highest mountain, Mt Ossa, followed by a decent to Kia Ora Hut. Missed part deux? Read it here We expect the…

Going Overland (Part Deux)

Big Day Out This is our most efficient morning of the Overland Track so far. On the track at 8.45! There’s even dew on the ground on the way to Pelion Hut. We all know this day is going to test us in terms of distance and the spike going up to Pelion Hut. Managing…

Going Overland

All is in readiness for Mike (my Dad), Stewart, Tim and my most excellent adventure! There isn’t much time for turning back now. The Overland Track is waiting for us. via GIPHY Practice walks are done. Food is prepared and packed. Gear is sorted. All superfluous items have been discarded. The Overland Track is an…

Abseiling Gordon Dam

Abseiling Dictionary says: is the controlled descent down a rope. AJ says: going down a wall a long way on a tiny rope for the sake of it, paying for the opportunity. Bonkers really. Some people like to sleep in on their Saturday mornings. Not us. Not on this day.  Alyce, Justin, Rogers and myself…

Perfect Time for an Aquatic Adventure

There is now an image of Maingon Bay on my Joshua Vince (Tasmanian photographer) 2019 calendar. Why? The summer months have gone. The calendar has flipped to March. Perfect time for an aquatic adventure! Summer weather in Tasmania has not yet ended. So don’t be shy. March is often (even usually) the best month temperature wise.…

New Beginnings

New Years and resolutions seem to go hand in hand. Are people resolute in these resolutions? Probably not as much as they should be. What a new year can mean is a fresh start, a new calendar: A new beginning. After just a few weeks though most of us mortal souls have settled in to…

Take an Escape to Richmond

Richmond village is a microcosm of colonial times in Tasmania. It is the Tardis that takes you to 1829. My drive in the Escape Hatch across the Tasman Bridge from Hobart Town on a sunny Saturday last November, takes about 30 minutes, weaving through the grassy countryside passing the numerous Coal River Valley vineyards and farming…

5 Cool Things To Do in December

  Hey-o! This is the final 5 Cool Things To Do for 2018. We’re on the home stretch now. I hope you got out and about in Tasmania in November. Apparently the Bicheno Wine and Food Weekend was a whole bunch of fun. The end of year festivities are on! December is about having a good time.…

5 Cool Things You Can Do in November

It is time for 5 Cool Things You Can Do in November. October was a crazy fast month. Or was it just me? I spent the majority of October in the wondrous lands of England and Norway. It was my “Escape from Tasmania”. It’s good to be home. I guess. Return to work has been…

5 Cool Things You Can Do in October

Hello and welcome to the latest instalment of the Escape Valve blog. Did you get to any of the 5 Cool Things you can do in September? It’s been pretty quiet in the Escape Valve offices as far as Tassie has been concerned. There has also been a distinct Oreo shortage. Although failing miserably in…