This weekend just gone we said a very teary farewell to my Dad and my Other Mum who have sold up their house here in Tassie to embark on the next phase of their life’s adventure – travelling around Australia.

We are humoungously happy for them, it is a dream they have held for a very long time. At the same time though, we can’t help but feel a little selfishly sad for ourselves being as they won’t be just down the road anymore :(

This shot of the Spirit of Tasmania ferry on the Mersey River getting ready to depart captures the bittersweet nostalgic feelings of the day.


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  • David Murphy
    David Murphyabout 3 years ago

    They’ll be back one day Rhana……you can take the boy out of tassy, but you can’t get tassy out of the boy……nuff said!
    Lovely work, humoungously good!!

  • You know, I’m not sure of that at all David… I have no doubt they will come back for a holiday but to live? Maybe not. That’s all right though, I’m here forever so there will always be family representation in Tassie :)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 3 years ago

    Oh Bellababe,
    you’ve really captured the moment,
    as you say nostalgia and journey

    I adore those two gulls…and what they too represent.


  • Thanks darlin, I can feel your hug from here :) xxx

    – Rhana Griffin

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeabout 3 years ago

    emotive and powerful…a time to share each other…again…the heart is aways with family, and as David said…they will be back

  • Thanks so much for your lovely supportive comment Richard :)

    – Rhana Griffin

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 3 years ago

    Feels like an eternity of time passing. What a great shot, Rhana!

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodabout 3 years ago

    I understand that bittersweetness. Hooray for grand adventures!! Just wishing I could give you a snug and help a bit with the heartache part of it.

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