Friday, December 01, 2006


I figured that we had a pretty relaxed life already but after spending 3 nights/4 days on the east coast of Tasmania around Swansea and Freycinet National Park we are sooooooo relaxed that we might not make it back to work again.

Figuring how Tassie's weather is largely unpredictable, we went away with reasonable expectations and a few hopes and it turned out that the weather couldn't have been more perfect had it been made to order - how lovely!

The first two nights were spent in a little cottage at The Piermont Retreat, just outside of Swansea (1.5 hours drive north-east of Hobart). Being right on the ocean is such a great treat. It's not exactly swimming weather here right now, despite the warm, clear weather, but all the same it makes for some lovely walks.

The last night was at the Freycinet Lodge, right in the Freycinet National Park. Equally lovely place to honeymoon however our personal favourite was the Piermont. If you hanker after a relaxing place to stay where all you hear are birds, the ocean and pure silence at night, the east coast of Tassie in the off-season is the place to go.

Here are a few pics from that little jaunt.
Piermont Retreat ... 2 nights .. beautiful cottages on the beachfront near Swansea, Tasmania

Inside the cottages and the view from our little outside area

The beach was THIS close!

Cottages from the outside

Scott, Friendly Beaches, outside Freycinet National Park


Here he is again!

The east coast of Tasmania. Somewhere near Bicheno.

Honeymoon Bay, Freycinet National Park (how appropriate!)

Us, Nine Mile Beach (not a soul in sight for the whole nine miles)

Ok, so if that was the honeymoon, how soon can we realistically renew our vows?