Strangers in a strange land

We’ve been in Tasmania about 10 days and like it a lot. The people are open and friendly, the settlements characterful and uncrowded, the landscape green and varied, the forests luxuriant and magical, the critters & birds weird and wonderful.  Tasmania has a reputation for being the most British of the Australian states, and although this isn’t necessarily a recommendation I suspect it’s true – we feel at home here.

And then suddenly we come across something that reminds we’re definitely not in the UK:


Julie spotted this notice in a ladies toilet a few days ago, and just for a moment we feel like strangers in a strange land.

[15 November 2016]

Author: Platypus Man

"Platypus" is a red herring: I'm English, although my blogging career began in my record of a 2016 road trip to Tasmania. Other blogs followed covering road trips in Newfoundland (2017), the Yellowstone area of the USA (2018) and New Zealand (2019). My current project is "Now I'm 64" , a weekly blog covering UK travel and wildlife, along with bits of history, social commentary and moans about the injustice of aging. I can guarantee a few laughs, and also the occasional rant. Some of it's even quite well written!

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