Thursday, June 4, 2015
Monday, February 11, 2013
2 X 250 g packets of cream cheese - softened
1/2 cup caster sugar + 1/4 cup extra
3 eggs, separated
1/4 cup milk
3 teaspoons gelatine
1/4 cup just boiled water
1/4 cup lemon juice
Berries and mint leaves to decorate
220 g NICE or shortbread type biscuits
125 g melted butter
- Grease and line a 23 cm round springform tin with baking paper.
- Base - Process biscuits in a food processor until fine crumbs form, with motor running pour in butter. Press crumbs firmly into base of pan. Chill 20 minutes.
- Use electric mixer, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup of sugar for 3-4 minutes, until smooth. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir milk through.
- Stir mixture over double boiler for 10 minutes.
- In a jug, dissolve gelatine in just boiled water, whisking with a fork. Stir gelatine mixture and lemon juice into cream cheese mixture, until well combined.
- Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup of sugar until mixture is glossy
- Fold egg white mixture into cream cheese mixture. Pour over biscuit base. Chill for 2 hours or overnight until set.
- Decorate with berries and mint.
Friday, January 25, 2013
|Our Strawberry patch|
|An old water tank we cut in half - the left one has Zucchinis and the other has Asparagus|
|Our first tomatoes - not ripe yet but all looking very healthy|
|Lemon tree - no one has ever had luck growing citrus here - after much TLC ours is looking the best yet - just hope eventually we get lemons to go with our fresh fish|
|Peas - they are growing on branches from Tea Trees - we have already had a lot of peas this year - some are in the freezer|
We also have a lot of herbs and other vegies - when you come to visit we are sure to have something fresh for you to try.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Do as little or as much as you like at your private Beach House on
Three Hummock island
Book now! email@example.com or call us (03) 6452 1405
Here is a suggested 3 night itinerary to show how you could spend a few days, within the close proximity of your private Beach House. We are your only neighbours (the only other people in fact), and we don’t need to come anywhere near you, if that is the holiday you pine for!
We are happy to drop you off at a destination or take you for a free tour. You could maybe walk back to the accommodation at your leisure.
Day One – Arrival day
We will transfer you from your transport, to your accommodation – welcome from Beverley and John (something yummy for morning/afternoon tea!) and orientation. You may like to organise us to cater your first meal (or all of your meals) while holidaying here.
After a restful (very quiet here) sleep take a walk to the western side of the island, to Spiers Bay and view the Five Sisters amazing rock formation. Rock hop around to Burgess Point, where we collect our Three Hummock Island Salt (T.H.I.S) in Summer. Continue around to West Telegraph Beach and view the Petroglyphs at the northern end of the beach; enjoy a slide at the sand dunes too. Walk back to the accommodation via the Rendevous Lagoon and the Home Airstrip – always lots of animals to photograph.
Eleanor’s Bay – a truly lovely spot – particularly at low tide – further along the track is the turnoff to South Hummock – 1 kilometre track uphill to view the local area from our highest peak – 237 metres.
14 kilometres today if you walk the entire way.
Day Four –
Homeward bound – time left to put a line in or take some more photographs before you leave this wonderful island.
This is just to give you an idea – there is so much to see and explore here you could spend a month or more!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
We welcome you to come and visit them from the ground.
You'll find deserted little coves like this one (at the 10:20 mark on the above video).
Throw in a line and you'll be reeling in fish in no time.
Or just take a dip in one of the many stunning clear pools found amongst the granite rocks.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Communication on a remote island is very important - not only for us but for the many boats travelling in the area. A repeater was placed on South Hummock several years ago as it is the highest point in the area - 237 m. You are able to speak directly to the Coast Guard (Mary Kay) in Smithton 24 hours a day using a VHF radio on channel 21. The Coast Guard also does regular skeds - 6am, 8am and 5pm everyday (including Christmas day!) with a thorough weather report. Boats are also able to call in and report their location and that they are all OK. A great service for the area - and Mary is voluntary!
The new aerial goes on
Three weeks ago there was no signal on the VHF radio and on investigation there was no longer an aerial on the tower! It had completely disappeared. It is thought that maybe it had a lightning strike?? Oh well - now to organise a replacement. MAST - Marine and Safety Tasmania are the owners of the tower and arranged a Technician to fly over with Seair from Wynyard to replace the aerial and give it a check over.
So back on air again now!! Apart from having a radio phone, (which works like a normal landline phone) Telstra Next G mobile phones also work here - we also have wireless access to the internet. So we feel very comfortable having various forms of communication. It is so different from the "olden" days when they had absolutely no communication except for lighting 3 signal fires to attract local fishermen!! Scary!!!
Thank goodness communication has improved over the years!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Easter saw three families (10 children) take up residence in the Homestead. The entire group headed up the sand dune one sunny morning.
A short trip up the beach in the "troupie" got everyone to the starting point.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Over the weekend we went to Home Beach to collect Cuttlebone for the chooks and garden, which John grinds up. We immediately noticed lots of dead crabs.
Spider Crabs Leptomithrax gaimardii were in abundance and we wondered why. So John put his research hat on and this is what he found out!
So why did they come to be washed up on the beach? Most of the crabs were just the cast off exoskeleton (exuvia) of the animals.
Hale, H.M. 1927-29 The Crustaceans of South Australia. Adelaide: Government Printing South Australia.