The night sky is a dark place, with only the moon and stars to cast any light. But throughout the long winters high in the northern hemisphere there are nights that are illuminated with spectacular displays of green and blue light dancing across the skies. We are talking, of course, about the Northern Lights. The Aurora borealis, to give them their proper name.

The night sky is a dark place, with only the moon and stars to cast any light. But throughout the long winters high in the northern hemisphere there are nights that are illuminated with spectacular displays of green and blue light dancing across the skies. We are talking, of course, about the Northern Lights. The Aurora borealis, to give them their proper name.

Sea Sparkles are lighting up the River Derwent in Tasmania. The phytoplankton glow blue and put on a show for photographers. Image: Matt Holz.

Sea Sparkles are lighting up the River Derwent in Tasmania. The phytoplankton glow blue and put on a show for photographers. Image: Matt Holz.

The beautiful Cataract Gorge, Launceston - Tasmania. The swimming hole of my youth :)

The beautiful Cataract Gorge, Launceston - Tasmania. The swimming hole of my youth :)

Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park, central highlands of Tasmania, Australia

Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park, central highlands of Tasmania, Australia

...into the Tasmanian Wilderness. Rock Island Bend, Franklin River, Tasmania by Peter Dombrovkis.

...into the Tasmanian Wilderness. Rock Island Bend, Franklin River, Tasmania by Peter Dombrovkis.

Discovering Brickendon Estate: a World Heritage convict site in Tasmania, Australia

Brickendon Estate Tasmania: A convict World Heritage Site in Australia

Discovering Brickendon Estate: a World Heritage convict site in Tasmania, Australia

Overview As mentioned in previous posts, I lived in Melbourne, Australia for 5 months in 2009. In those 5 months, I traveled to a lot of different places. One of those places that I visited was Tasmania. Given limited vacation, I had to try and visit Tasmania over a weekend. In those post, I told you how I saw both Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain in one day. I will also highlight what I would have done with some extra time in Tasmania. What is there to see in Tasmania? If you love nature…

Overview As mentioned in previous posts, I lived in Melbourne, Australia for 5 months in 2009. In those 5 months, I traveled to a lot of different places. One of those places that I visited was Tasmania. Given limited vacation, I had to try and visit Tasmania over a weekend. In those post, I told you how I saw both Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain in one day. I will also highlight what I would have done with some extra time in Tasmania. What is there to see in Tasmania? If you love nature…

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