Tuesday, 2 April 2013

ABC Wednesday, L for Lapoinya, Tasmania




Lapoinya
Tasmania
Lapoinya is located in Tasmania
Lapoinya



Waratah-Wynyard Council




Lapoinya (pronounced La-porn-ya) is a small agricultural centre on the north-west coast of Tasmania west of Wynyard. The name is Tasmanian aboriginal word for "fern tree", a plant that abounds in those surviving untouched parts of the original temperate rainforest. At the 2006 census, Lapoinya had a population of 368. First developed commercially around 1900 it has been a centre for forestry, mixed agriculture (especially potato-growing and grazing (mostly dairy cattle)

After our stay at Arthur River on the north-west coast we went to Lapoinya, where we were to stay at Newry Cottage Park in a cottage that was so delightful, that I wouldn't mind staying there for ever. The only thing I would have changed was the heating. I would have had central heating installed, for it was rather cold.

 We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words    beginning with L

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a fascinating place you've shared with us, Wil!! And what a great visit you must have enjoyed with your family! Hope you have a beautiful Happy Easter and that you're ready for SPRING!!

Cloudia said...

My blog friends have opened my world immensely, as you do her, dear Wil


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Arkansas Patti said...

I really enjoyed the slide show Wil. What a delightful place with lovely scenery. Not a very big town with under 400 people but I like small towns.
Being cold though had to take some of the fun out of it.

Roger Owen Green said...

seems to be a fascinating place

Marja said...

a great place thanks We have looked at going to Tasmania Unfortunately it was too expensive to get there

anthonynorth said...

A lovely place.

Carver said...

Interesting place and great idea for L. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

photowannabe said...

This looks like a lush and peaceful place to be.
I think I would like to be there too.
Tasmania always sounds so exotic and otherworld to me.

Marleen said...

That must be a lovely place to spend some quality time.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very informative and unique post for 'L' ~ beautiful!

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LONDONLULU said...

The sound of the word is very beautiful. What a world it must have been, to visit Tasmania!

Hildred said...

A lovely place to visit, Wil, - even perhaps a lovely place to live.

Marie said...

Fascinating post, Wil! I am just joining in! Been enjoying your ABC Wed posts for a while! Loved the information on this interesting place in such a far corner of the world!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Its fun that there's a guest cottage in this small town...fun way for city folk to get away from it all ! (We both grew up in a small town in Eastern Washington State, and the scenery there in Lapoinya reminded me of that area..so lots of memories).

I learn something new every time I visit you...thanks!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Very interesting place to visit.

Norma Ruttan said...

thanks for giving the pronunciation of the town! even in my head, I must know how! OCD of me? I care not if I am!

Ann said...

Looks lush with all the flowering trees, foliage and plants. Such a restful looking area.
Ann

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I am going to Australia, not Lapoinya but to Queenland, to the Goldcoast. Much anticipation, almost 10 years since all 9 of us siblings been together.

MaiThreeBoyz said...

Looks like a wonderful place with all the open space and the flowers.

Chubskulit Rose said...

You're a world traveler Wil. Have you ever visited Philippines? I'd love to visit Tasmania someday if given a chance.

Las Vegas
Catching up (again) for L entries, oh Lord, I am always LATE!
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Lise said...

I've never heard of Lapoinya, sounds like a fabulous place...they could install a wood stove to solve the heating problem, much more comfortable than central heat in my opinion.

I'd also like to give a shout out to the folks at ABCWednesday, who are doing a great job in getting and keeping us newbies involved. I love what I read here!

Vagabonde said...

Juste le nom “Tasmania” cela fait penser que c’est si loin! J’ai acheté du miel de Tasmania il y a quelques temps et il était très bon.

Vagabonde said...

Je suis en train de lire un livre “A Covert Affair” de Jennet Conant. La couverture dit “When Julia Child and Paul Child joined the OSS.” On me l’a donné comme cadeau de Noël. C’est très intéressant mais il y a peu sur Julia Child, le French Chef, et son mari. C’est surtout sur Jane Foster de l’OSS qui était une des premières personnes à aller à Batavia (Jakarta) à la fin de la guerre. J’ai pensé à vous en lisant ce livre car Jane prenait des notes sur les détenus des camps de concentrations et connaissait Sukarno. This book is in English of course, and I think you would enjoy it.

Vagabonde said...

Thank you for coming to my blog. The OSS was the Office of Strategic Services and was formed during WW2, it was the precursor of the CIA. Julia Child was an OSS agent and was sent to Indonesia during the war. I did not see an email on your blog – if you email me I’ll tell you more on this – my email is bookeen@live.com

Black Jack's Carol said...

Thank you for a great slide show to introduce Lapoinya. I have to also mention that the mother-daughter photo that greeted me as I opened your page is an absolute winner. Love it!

Kay said...

I would love to see Tasmania someday.