I booked my vacation! I'm off to Tasmania!

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  1. Dainty Jainty

    Dainty Jainty New Member

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    Beautiful Tasmania, small island south of the Australian mainland.

    The Hawaii trip I was aiming at became too much of a hassle.

    My main purpose for having this vacation was to photograph exotic birds and since I love Australia (visited there three times already, once for three months), I booked the perfect trip!

    Flying business or first class was too expensive ($17K-$22K round trip? No way) so I'm flying Premium Economy. A comfier seat with extended, padded leg rests. Small, dedicated cabin and dedicated steward. Lovely!

    I go in mid-November. Can't wait! I'll post photos later of where I'll go and what kinds of birds I expect to see.


    One of the beautiful areas I'll visit:

    Cradle Mountain Lake
    http://www.google.com/search?client...pw.r_qf.&fp=943330ea9bb66fdb&biw=1279&bih=680

    One of the hotels:

    Cradle Mountain Lodge
    http://www.google.com/search?client...pw.r_qf.&fp=943330ea9bb66fdb&biw=1279&bih=680



    Some of the birds I hope to see:

    Musk Lorikeet
    http://www.google.com/search?client...t&biw=1279&bih=680&sei=Y4pjUOKrDsbl0QHZpYDABA

    Scarlet Robin
    http://www.google.com/search?client...pw.r_qf.&fp=943330ea9bb66fdb&biw=1279&bih=680

    Firetail
    http://www.google.com/search?client...pw.r_qf.&fp=943330ea9bb66fdb&biw=1279&bih=680

    Blue-winged Parrot
    http://www.google.com/search?client...pw.r_qf.&fp=943330ea9bb66fdb&biw=1279&bih=680

    Pink Robin
    http://www.google.com/search?client...pw.r_qf.&fp=943330ea9bb66fdb&biw=1279&bih=680

    Beautiful Firetail
    http://www.google.com/search?client...pw.r_qf.&fp=943330ea9bb66fdb&biw=1279&bih=680
     
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  2. Reggae Mistress

    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    Congrats. Actually sounds better than Hawaii.
     
  3. face palm

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    send me a post card :)
     
  4. Chief2Kick

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    Wow, cool trip. Be sure to post pics when you get back.
     
  5. Dominic GPS

    Dominic GPS TIT: Texan-In-Training VIP

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    Are you tying for a "Big Year"
     
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    holy fuck, you think I'm clicking on 7 different links? you bird watchers are really fucking cooky.
     
  7. Popeye Saavedra

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    Yeah, it does sound better than Hawaii. Looks really interesting.
     
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    Looks fantastic!
     
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    :jj:
     
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    Estocada Well-Known Member

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    Can you get me one of those Tasmanian Devils? They look like fun on the cartoons.
     
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    Interesting choice...have a blast
     
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    I meant the cartoon ones that Bugs Bunny outwitted. That one above looks like a little prick.
     
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  16. Dainty Jainty

    Dainty Jainty New Member

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    I'm actually going to go to a reserve to see Tasmanian Devils up close. There's an area where they're fed at night and they all come up to eat and you can watch them from a few feet away. Gonna be awesome!
     
  17. Bye You!

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    i can't imagine this trip is cheap. How does it care to hawaii price-wise?

    sounds awesome, i am sure you will have the trip of a lifetime!
     
  18. Estocada

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    Yeah, srs it sounds great. Not a place many people can saw they have been to. I'm jelly.
     
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    Awww, that one looks cute and friendly. Until he bites your larynx out.
     
  20. Cheri

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    It's beautiful there. Two things to watch for. Dingos are so used to people there that they will come right up to you and beg for food. Don't feed them. AND.. even though they will be close enough for you to pet, and they are cute, don't do it!!

    If you go out bird watching on your own, keep an eye out for spiders and snakes. All kinds of nasty little critters lurk in the leaf litter.