Monday, July 6, 2009

Launceston, Tasmania: Embarking on a Journey into the Wilderness

True to its label of being an incentive island, my trip to Launceston,Tasmania last July 5, 2009 was truly an incentive.It was not part of my itinerary and I have no idea where and what I can do in Launceston. But I was glad that my host couple - Matthew and Terry were picking up their son there and were gracious enough to bring me and another delegate of the JRCLS Asia Pacific Conference (Steven from Bangkok Thailand) around this beautiful, elegantly laid-back city in the north of Tasmania.

As Australia's third oldest city, Launceston is a place of contrasts, where modern marinas meet Victorian streetscapes and parks - and you're seldom without a view of the river and the surrounding valley. Launceston also is a mecca for bushwalkers and nature lovers. I feel like I am really in what the scriptures would call "wilderness".

the view of Launceston from the Low Head Lighthouse

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