Monthly Archives: January 2018

Day 66 in Tassie

23rd January, 2018. Having settled in to our campsite at The Lea Scout Campground, we set off to explore Hobart and find our way around. We found a parking spot in Salamanca Place with a 2 hour limit but the … Continue reading

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Day 65 in Tassie

22nd January, 2018. A day trip to Launceston was necessary to collect a replacement battery for Erich’s laptop so it was an early start from our campground, up the main highway to arrive in Invermay before the depot closed for … Continue reading

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Days 61 – 64 in Tassie

18th January, 2018. Exploring North Bruny was the plan for the day. When we disembarked the ferry at Roberts Point on North Bruny, we made straight to the campground and apart from the drive, we saw nothing else of the … Continue reading

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Days 57 – 59 in Tassie

14th January, 2018. As it was a reasonable day weatherwise, we set off on a day trip to explore the peninsular we could see opposite our camp in Franklin. We stayed as close to the coastline as the roads would … Continue reading

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Day 60 in Tassie

17th January, 2018. We had booked an afternoon boat cruise so spent the morning quietly around camp before heading back to Adventure Bay. Each of the 5 boats holds 43 passengers and there are two cruises per day which mostly … Continue reading

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Days 55 and 56 in Tassie

12th January, 2018. Having completed the sight-seeing we wanted to do in Mount Field National Park, we broke camp and headed further south-east. When we arrived at the historic town of Franklin, there were only a couple of campsites available … Continue reading

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A Photographic Tour on Day 54 in Tassie

11th January, 2018. Having met by coincidence at our lunch break, I organised a photographic tour with Greg Power for 6:00pm. I arrived a bit early and started to take photos at the entrance of the park. It didn’t take long … Continue reading

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Day 54 in Tassie

11th January, 2018. We got off to an early start planning to explore some of the Mount Field National Park. We bypassed the Visitor Centre where there is a boardwalk leading to Russell Falls and drove to a parking area … Continue reading

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Days 51 – 53 in Tassie

8th January, 2018. Continuing our journey further south and east, we set up camp at the Derwent Bridge Hotel which offers free camping in the grounds. One of the reasons for the stop here was to visit The Wall, a … Continue reading

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Days 49 and 50 in Tassie

6th January, 2018. We spent a quiet day around camp catching up with the washing and not doing very much else. Agapanthus grow very well in Tasmania. We have seen them everywhere. This white variety was just opening. 7th January, … Continue reading

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Day 48 in Tassie

5th January, 2018. We woke to a fairly sunny morning and hoped it would remain so for our Gordon River Cruise out of Strahan, 40 kms south of where we were camped at Zeehan. As is usual for us, we … Continue reading

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Days 46 & 47 in Tassie

3rd January, 2018. Our visit to Cradle Mountain complete, we are now moving south. Today’s target is the small, former mining town of Zeehan where there is a highly recommended Bush Caravan Park. We decided on Zeehan rather than Strahan … Continue reading

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Day 45 in Tassie

2nd January, 2018. We had been looking forward to spending a day at Cradle Mountain but the weather had been uncooperative. Checking out the forecast, this looked like the best day weatherwise. It was around 40 kms drive from Waratah … Continue reading

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Days 40-44 in Tassie

28th December, 2017. Back to our normal routine at Old Macs Farm, it was time to catch up with the washing and generally recover from our trip to Melbourne. Just a few photos from around the campsite. 29th December, 2017. … Continue reading

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Days 42 – 44 in Melbourne

25th December, 2017. Christmas Day! Amy had booked Christmas Lunch at a highly recommended pub restaurant in Collingwood, Le Bon Ton. It turned out to be an inspired choice as the atmosphere was just as we like it and the … Continue reading

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Days 39 – 41 in Melbourne

22nd December, 2017. As it is just a short hop from Tasmania to Melbourne, we decided to spend the Christmas period visiting our youngest daughter, Amy, leaving our caravan at Old Macs Farm which is only a 15 minute drive … Continue reading

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