Where have I been?

Answer: Mostly looking through my windows and watching the seasons pass across snippets of Derwent River and Mount Wellington.

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For the past six months, the almost daily posts of earlier times on this Walking the Derwent blogsite stopped. While my thoughts have never been far from the Derwent River, since March I have posted only two or three stories. Avid followers of my walk along the Derwent River from the mouth to the source,  will realise that stories of particular sections of the walk have not been recorded.   Over the next month or two that gap will be filled.

When I halted writing this blog, I focused on compiling and publishing the book William Baker Tyzack and descendants in Australia  and running a blog associated with the anniversary of my great great grandfather’s arrival in Australia 150 years ago. Then I authored and published a book of an artist friend’s letters that had been sent to me over a quarter of a century.  During the processes of putting both books together, an opportunity to author and publish a third book came to my attention. Recently I published a book about my goddaughter. All non-fiction. All personal. I have been enthralled by the wonderful ease of self-publishing resources, and the professional look of the final publications.

Now I am inspired to turn my Walking the Derwent blog into a user-friendly book, which can be purchased both in book shops and on the internet.  But first, I need to finish writing the posts which record the remainder of my walk. I aim to complete the posts within the next two months then, early next year, begin the massive task to condense over 200,000 words and thousands of photos into a comparatively tiny tome.

Tasmania’s Derwent River continues to remain a feature of magic for me. I have missed my past regular walks inland discovering its nature and its pathway through the landscape.  Thankfully, here in Hobart, I live with a constant view of the changing appearances of the Derwent and the glorious sky above.

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7 thoughts on “Where have I been?

  1. Neil Perry

    …. Can you remember if we were both teaching on the north west coast in the early 70’s?

    Neil Perry

    On Sat, Dec 3, 2016 at 12:36 PM, Walking the Derwent River wrote:

    > Tasmanian traveller posted: “Answer: Mostly looking through my windows and > watching the seasons pass across snippets of Derwent River and Mount > Wellington. For the past six months, the almost daily posts of earlier > times on this Walking the Derwent blogsite stopped.

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    1. Tasmanian traveller Post author

      Thanks for your comment. I have started to organise all that past material so I do not duplicate or tell a new story about something I have already covered – with all my other recent commitments it is now so easy to get confused about what I have already written and what remains to be written. So in the next few days, I expect to be back and writing. Probably not every day, because there are a few new summery holiday style commitments in the coming weeks.I suspect I have about a month’s worth to write but will spread it over 2 months to take the pressure off. I hope all is well with you.

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      1. mamamunho

        That sounds great! Yes all is well here thanks – several big walks planned for next year so I am slowly beginning to get moving again after a longish break. I look forward to reading more soon 🙂

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