We have a long weekend in Tasmania - Monday is a holiday for the Queen's Birthday. No, it's not the Queen's real birthday, just when Tasmanians celebrate it. Every state has a different day. Don't ask me why and don't ask me to make sense of this.
It is very nice to have a paid holiday again!
I am unexpectedly going to be visiting one of my favourite places in the whole world over the three day weekend - Maria Island (pronounced Mariah).
The whole place is a national park. There are no cars - you have to travel in a small boat for aboat an hour. I'm going to be sleeping in some well-preserved convict buildings - the old penetentiary from the early 1800s. There are beautiful and deserted beaches on one side of the island and amazing cliffs on the other side. There are lots of wallabies, a few kangaroos and emus and other interesting Australian animals. The island is very undeveloped. I'll hopefully post a few photos of my trip when I get back.