Fred's Logbook


Date / Time: 2014-02-09 09:44:20Voyage from: to ETA:
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Fred had a wonderful day with Michael and his family enjoying the Tasmanian summer at a local food and wine event called Festivale


Held each year in February over 3 days in Launceston's main public park. Given the hot weather in Australia Fred is now wearing a pair of bright iridescent green board-shorts..known locally as 'boardies'

Fred enjoyed tasting many of the dishes on offer, all made from local Tasmanian ingredients. These included Bhutanese dumplings in a spicy tomato sauce,

sharing with Andrew some Tempura mushrooms with garlic aioli dipping sauce from the Huon Valley in southern Tasmania.

and a bratwurst sausage from the Fingal Valley just South of Launceston.

Also on offer were Tasmanian wines which Fred shared with his hosts. To start, Fred sampled a non alcoholic elderberry sangria

and then a white wine from Delemere Winery


With Andrew, Fred then went to look at some Tasmanian made whiskeys. Andrew purchased a bottle of Hellyers Road hazelnut whiskey

based on Fred's recommendation. Having a knack for picking other nice wines Fred suggested Dan try another white wine from Ghost Rock near Devonport on Tasmania's North West coast.

After eating and a few drinks Michael and Fred went to watch some of the entertainers and buskers around the park. First he listened to some American Swing singers


then Tubby the Robot entertaining the children, Mieke turning hula hoops


then the Space Cowboy swallowing 2 swords

followed by juggling knives on a unicycle!

Hope you enjoy the photos as much as Fred enjoyed his day.