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Andrew Shepherd
Launceston, Australia
Full time happy person.
Interests: travel, movies, reading, photography, mountain biking, social media, bush walking
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This set taken at Marion’s Vineyard in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
Thanks for pointing out that error Ken. I've corrected it to "early 1900's" as indicated on the original file name.
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Explored the Westmorland Falls track in Tasmania’s Great Western Tiers region just south of Mole Creek. The walk was quite spectacular, however the falls are still showing signs of flood damage from last season. Location and mapping details at the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Found this unusual image of Launceston hidden in my great grandfather’s photo collection. Taken around the early 1900’s, it’s unusual to see an image of this perspective as long lenses were not around in those days. I’m guessing the image... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Carl Sagan's letter to Chuck Berry (circa 1986). Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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I really look forward to voting in Greeka’s annual photo contest. Such creative photography in a land I like to visit occasionally. This year it seems I’m ineligible to vote. A rule change means I have to upload and be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
Thanks for the comment Ken. It's certainly was a beautiful day.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2016 on East Coast Tasmania at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Panorama view of the Great Western Tiers near Mole Creek, Tasmania. Viewed from Engadine, a quiet rural property with a cosy B&B and spectacular views. Located above Mole Creek in the Mersey Hill area. The panorama features the Great Western... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
In late August Tony and I visited Tasmania’s stunning east coast. The feature of this road trip was Freycinet National Park. The view of Freycinet National Park from Apslawn. On the walking track down to Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
Around late July, Tony and I visited Tasmania’s rugged west coast. An overnight stay in Strahan and a wonderful ride on the West Coast Wilderness Railway following the King River. Lake Rosebery from Mackintosh Bridge, Murchinson Highway, Tasmania Clearing rain... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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He is not of course the first visitor to be electrified by Greek light, to be intoxicated by the white dancing candescence of the sun on a sea with blue sky pouring into it. - Lawrence Durrell, The Greek Islands... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
A few weeks back Tony and I stay with our good mate Michael in his Gold Coast apartment. Six days of winter sun. Here are a some photos... Sky point Tower viewing deck Dusk view of the beach taken from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Back in June of 2012 I took this photo from the car park at Brady's Lookout in the Tamar Valley. At the time there was a volcanic ash cloud circling the planet’s lower hemisphere, originating from Chile's Puyehue volcano. I... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Narawntapu National Park is rich in both Aboriginal and European history and has an abundance of bird and mammal life. The 2 hour return walk to Archers Knob begins from a track which runs between the lagoon and Bakers Beach.Towards... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Tasmania Zoo is located approximately 18km from Launceston. Situated on 900 acres (360 ha) of old growth native bushland, it is home to the state's largest collection of native and exotic animals. Exhibits include Tasmanian devils, wombats, quolls, emus, koalas,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
My favourite band, Nada Surf release their new album this week. So excited! Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Pine Lake - Central Plateau Conservation Area, Tasmania Pine Lake is easily accessible via a 400m boardwalk, located on the Highland Lakes Road (A5) about 33km south of Deloraine. The Pine Lake walk offers a rare opportunity to get close... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Narawntapu National Park became the first Tasmanian park to revert to an Aboriginal name. Narawntapu is the Aboriginal name given to the Badger Head and West Head area within the park. Rich in both Indigenous and European heritage, Narawntapu offers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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A sure sign of “must do better” my highest rating photo on Flickr for 2015 was this sweep-pan of Entally House at Hadspen taken on my iPhone. It’s #56 of my all time popularity. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Probably not my choice but from all the images I posted this year this one scored the highest pulse and likes on 500px for 2015. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Last week I joined a few other new volunteers from the Tamar Visitor Centre on a famil tour of accomodations in the lower West Tamar region. We also had time for a quick visit to the Tamar Valley Art Shack... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Good news everyone! I’m now a certified Tassie Specialist! The last three months have been a tough mix of emotions. My father passed away two days after my 55th birthday back in August. At the same time I initiated a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at The Smirkonian Sightseer
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Tasmania's Notley Fern Gorge is an 11 ha reserve and remnant patch of wet sclerophyll forest. The forest is dominated by large, old eucalypts with a rainforest understory. Towards the creek, a variety of fern species grow in profusion. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at The Smirkonian Sightseer