Tasmania Medieval Festival: A day in the middle ages

Knights jousting at the Tasmania Medieval Festival

Hear ye! Hear ye! Medieval lovers. Once a year, medieval knights from the sovereign military order of the Knights Templar gather together to organise a two day festival to celebrate all things medieval at the Tasmania Medieval Festival. This years festival was set under the mountainous gaze of Mount Roland, in the beautiful country town of …

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Surviving my first attack from blood sucking leeches!

River running through temperate rainforest in Tasmania

I hate leeches. Ever since I first saw leeches on a nature documentary, the idea that these gruesome creatures existed sent a shudder of disgust down my spine. The wiggling bodies, gyrating around like a possessed dancer, hunting for their next victim. Nightmarish black with a slippery and shiny sheen, like some ancient swamp monster from …

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