So the Tasmanian adventure has come to and end, but what an incredible two weeks it has been. Safe to say it’s the best two weeks of my life so far! From waterfalls, to mountains, from penguins to kangaroos, from swimming to hiking, we’ve seen and done it all, and what better way to do it than with two people I love.
Our trip which started out in the south of the island (which I wrote about before so I won’t bore you again) saw us head for the east coast, staying in a town called Bicheno (yes my surname is in the name.. Which I find pretty cool). Whilst on our way to Bicheno we had the chance to witness not only the beauty of the bay of fires, but also wineglass bay. While it was a bit of a hike up there (very tiring in the heat) it all went away when we were able to see the views. It is on of my favourite parts of Tasmania. The colour of the water below, the shape of the clouds on top of the mountain, they were both incredible to witness.
Whilst in Bicheno we went on a night tour to see the Penguins, and do you want to know the best part of the tour? Although it was absolutely incredible to see the Penguins come ashore just a mere few centimetres away, to see the baby ones in their nests waiting for their parents, to see them in all their natural beauty, the best part for me was seeing just how happy they made Alex. Both me and Chantelle knew how much he wanted to see them, but the smile on his face was indescribable. Matched with the beauty sky of stars above, it has got to be the best night of my trip, and maybe my life so far.
Our trip was then heading north, working our way to Launceston, but first making our way to st Columba falls. Before this trip id never seen a waterfall but now I’ve seen at least 8 maybe more but each time they grow in beauty and are so different to any before. St Columba Falls were spectacular and ever so high! After a long and tiring day it was what we all needed to pick us up. I’m not going to lie and say it’s all been easy, it hasn’t. There are days when it all gets took much, days when you want to be by yourself but then in moments like this, that all fades away and I am once again so in love with where I am in life. I don’t think I could ever get bored of waterfalls!
While in Launceston we took a visit to Cataract Gorge, Liffey Falls, Mole Creek, Falmouth and many more, all of which were incredible but my favourite place would have to be the caves. While inside the caves I finally got to see glow worms (something I’ve wanted to see for quite some time) and it truly was a mesmerising experience. Looking up was like looking up at the nights sky! An experience I will never forget.
On our way back down to Hobart we spent a night in Cradle Mountain. While there we took a three hour walk around Dove Lake which was pure beauty. The views around the lake were incredible, but what was even better were the views from Marion’s lookout. What was a 3-hour round trip hiking up a mountain was definitely worth the work as the views from the top were spectacular, and what surprised me most was just how much I enjoyed climbing the mountain. The adrenaline rush was incredible as was that sense of achievement. I’d do it all over again if I could!
Our final destination of the trip was Russell Falls, and what a waterfall to end on! It’s definitely in my top three, if not my favourite. It was a great way to end the amazing two weeks we spent in Tasmania, but also the time spent as a trio. In between seeing all the wonders Tasmania has to offer, I’ve learnt so much about myself and about eachother, more than I ever thought I would. Tasmania has been an incredible experience but mostly because of those I shared it with.
Yesterday was a hard day for me, saying goodbye to a man I’d fallen for months back. It was even harder saying goodbye and knowing he won’t be there in the morning. I wish him all the best in his job, he knows how proud I am of him, but mostly, I cannot wait to see him again. He has made this trip for me. It has been incredible getting to know and love him and I cannot wait I see what the next part of our adventure together will bring in due time. From singing Justin Bieber songs at the top of our hearts, to talking about our families, moaning about each others driving and messing about with one another, these past few weeks I will never forget. I’m so incredibly happy for how these past few weeks have gone! For now, our trio is down to two, but I’ll be seeing him again very soon I’m sure! Until then, my adventure with Chantelle will continue. Onto St Kilda!
Until next time!