Hobart Bay from Mt Wellington - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Exploring Tasmania

Four months in Tasmania. For discover one of the most beautiful places in Australia. Well, in reality with the work (supervisor at Costa Tasmania during the raspberry season then vegetable picker at Premium Fresh), I only had about a month. But is was a beautiful month.

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Carrot paddock - Forth - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Carrots contact

From late April to late June I worked at Premium Fresh. A vegetable farm ten minutes from Devonport. Three teams of about ten people take care of hand picking the different vegetables that the farm produces. The team where I was is picking mostly carrots, rhubarb and silverbeet.

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Narawntapu National Park - Tasmania - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld -

Deep into my mind

These past days, my head is boiling. Since a few months, I have the impression of overdosing. It’s too much. Too many ideas, too many expectations, too many worries, too many changes that I want to accomplish. I’m a little exhausted.

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Sunset - Devonport - Tasmania - © Claire Blumenfeld

Wanderings in Tasmanian Fields

Two months and a half in Tasmania and I feel like I missed a lots of opportunities. I had a strange work experience in Costa Tasmania and no time to go explore this beautiful country.

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Tiandi Wildlife sanctuary - New South Wales - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Tiandi Wildlife Sanctuary

Life flows quietly at Tiandi Wildlife Sanctuary. This little corner of paradise, an hour of Canberra offered me during the month of February a beautiful living space and a very rewarding work.

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Melody - Tiandi Wildlife sanctuary - New South Wales - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

An altruistic love

In a small corner of paradise, Tiandi Wildlife Sanctuary, Julia takes care of kangaroos and possums, orphans or survivors of road accidents. I had the chance to work there for a month and it was an amazing opportunity.

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Blueberry picking - Tumbarumba - New South Wales - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

A blueberry season

From December to January, I worked in the harvest of blueberries in Tumbarumba. Little paradise in the state of New South Wales. Interesting work, nice friends and a lot of great places to visit. A peaceful time.

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At Pauline's house - Tumbarumba - New South Wales - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Tumbarumba, back to positive things

Tumbarumba est apparut sous une pluie torrentielle. Il pleut depuis trois jours et je ne sais pas trop quoi faire. Mon seul objectif en tête était d’atteindre Tumbarumba car c’est là que se trouve une des fermes Costa pour le blueberry fruit-picking; la récolte des myrtilles. La saison est sensée commencer début Décembre. Me voila… Read More
Great Ocean Road - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Why do I travel ?

Five days on the road and the least we can say is that I do not really enjoy it. Yet I think I was ready to do THE road trip that most backpackers do: drive away for a week, a month, to discover the country.

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12 Apostles - Great Ocean Road - Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

Along the Great Ocean Road

After Kangaroo Island I’m back in Adelaide for a week. It is very hot and humid. It’s really the beginning of the summer and I’m in pain just to think that here the normal temperature during the summer is around 35°C.

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Honey Farm - Kangaroo Island - South Australia - © Claire Blumenfeld

On the island of the Kangaroos

My hurried departure from Arkaroola turned my plans upside down. Here I am again without work, without lodging, without ideas. In three months, in January 2018, I have  volontaring work (helpX) waiting for me, in a wildlife sanctuary in Tomboye in New South Wales and I absolutely want to do that but by then nothing…

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Life in Arkaroola

Life in the Arkaroola is mostly very quiet and peaceful. But between my work at the reception, behind the bar, serving at the restaurant, helping in the kitchen and cleaning the rooms I do not have the time to get bored.

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