It's capital city is Hobart to the south of the island on the Derwent River with the other major city being Launceston inland on the north coast on the Tamar River, where our Dyke Friend, T, lives.
Its west coast has the cleanest air in the world and is quite wet. The east coast is much drier. Hobart is usually a good bit cooler than Melbourne while Launceston is pretty close to the same weather as Melbourne.
It is a bit of joke how a map of Tasmania might look a little like a women's body part. Please do not send me photos of your Map of Tasmania. Everywhere we stayed is on the map, Launceston, Stanley, Queenstown, Hobart and Devonport.
Departing Melbourne. I took photos of the area where we live but I could not pick it out, not even in high resolution photos, yet we can see the ferry out in Port Phillip Bay. These are just close up local Port Melbourne photos.
We passed a large container ship in the bay.
Mount Eliza I think, on the Mornington Peninsula.
Wow, you can see the brightly coloured bathing boxes at either Safety Beach or Dromana.
A pair of tourist pleasure craft shot out from Queenscliff to check out The Spirit.
Queenscliff with the white lighthouse slightly left of centre. Line up the black lighthouse with the white light house and ships could safely navigate through the narrow Port Phillip Heads.
Far right is a Norfolk Island Pine, lit at Christmas and visible from a long way away. Far left is the Point Lonsdale Light House.
Here we go. Arriving at Devonport.
The voyage was rough at time with lots of 'drunken' people swaying side to side as they walked along the passageways. We had reserved reclining seats with elevated footrests at the rear of the ferry and we were pleased to have them. We bought a sandwich each once on board with coffee. We had a gin and tonic at some point and then a quite nice hamburger to eat for a late lunch.
While it was bright as we arrived in Devonport, by the time we reached T's place in Launceston, it was nearly dark.