Escaping the winter by going to the south side of the planet. Tasmania was on my bucket list for a logn time. Not sure why but it was. Highlight for us was the 3 Capes hike over the xmas holiday. After that it was a tour of wine, beer and oysters. A great way to recover from 4 days of hiking and eating noodles and oatmeal This was also the terrible year of fires in Australia, and indeed Tasmania on fire. But thankfully not where we planned to be.