We have just returned from Tasmania. A subsequent examination of our map of Tassie indicates that we covered 1,200 km, on our way through 4 performances in 3 busy, fabulous days. The tour was predictably exhausting and superb. If there was any doubt that the tour was going to be interesting, it was quashed when our first flight had to taxi back to the terminal (and at break-neck speed) to let an ill passenger off the plane. If we thought that it might not be cold, that was put to rest as a sharp breeze sliced its way off the ocean at Cape Grim.
We’ve been to Burnie nearly every year for more than 10 years, so it was great to catch up with Ben and Drew and the nice people at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre and Merv and Del at Glen Osborne House too.
We raced to Hobart to share the stage at The Grand Poobah with Warning Will Robinson, which was a great night. Thumbs up to Juniper and Manu and WWR. We also enjoyed some very fine late night souvlakia.
Massive thanks (and hugs) to Tim and the team at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research for their dock, enthusiasm, good humour and sausages.
We went to Faraday’s Candle too, which was simply great. If you see it playing near you, get a ticket.
In short we worked hard, had a ball and met plenty of ace people. Thanks to everyone who came out – we can’t wait to get back.