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Joined March 2018Living in: Kinross, Australia
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  • Day47

    Flowerpot, Egg and Bacon bay sightseeing

    March 20 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today we set off in opposite direction from Snug to have a look and see what we mind find lurking around the next corner. We found bay where the water was so amazingly clear, we found a town with trees that had been craved by some brilliant artists the details were so clear.
    We went to the Bruny Island ferry terminal where we will go to on Saturday to cross over to Bruny. We saw miniature free book lending stations.Read more

  • Day46

    The Shot Tower and Blackmans Bay

    March 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We again carried on with our sightseeing driving along the coast, we went to the Shot Tower at Taroona, the tower was built by a Scotsman named Joseph Mair in 1870 to produce lead shot balls for muzzle loading sport guns.
    They have a small museum and souvenir shop at the base, so we purchased our tickets watched the short film about it history then entered the tower to climb to the top!
    As soon as we stepped through the door I said to Kay that there was no way she was going up the tower the steps are made of wooden slats which only seem to be about 12mm thick and with Kays fear of heights and her vertigo she wasn’t going to get far, so Kay went back to the shop to await her big brave Peter’s return from his heroic climb up the tower!!! Well about 3/4s of the way up big brave Peter decided that his concerns for how Kay was now feeling alone in the souvenir shop (not about how much she was spending mind) changed his mind about reaching the summit of this tower so turned around and descended the tower again (passing the 2 very brave ladies that had already made it to the tower top.

    After this we had Devonshire tea scones with jam (I had probably the worse cup of coffee ever).
    Then we travelled onto to Blackman’s Bay and move views of the coastline before heading back to the caravan we picked up some shopping.
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  • Day46

    Mount Wellington

    March 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    So carrying on with our sightseeing we then travelled to Mount Wellington which takes quite awhile as the road winds up the side of the mountain it takes about 10kms from the base to the top but its well worth the trip as the sights you see on the way up are fantastic but when you get to the top we could see virtually nothing as the top of the mountain was blanketed by clouds, but again on the way down as we got below the clouds we had the sights.Read more

  • Day46

    Signal Station Mt Nelson

    March 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We decided to do a bit of sightseeing today by car looking at the sights rather than say going into Hobart and walking around the city, we may do that another day.
    So we set out for Mount Wellington the mountain backdrop to Hobart, but while we were driving along the hwy we noticed a sign to Mount Nelson so thought we would give it a look see, and we are so glad that we did as the sights from this place are spectacular and I’m starting to believe that there is no city in Australia that could claim to be more scenic .
    The signal station is from the days before radio so that the only way to communicate with the ships coming close to Hobart was to use signal flags raised up the jolly old flagpole.
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  • Day45

    Snug

    March 18 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    We have booked into a caravan park for 5 nights at Snug, this will allow us to explore the Hobart area get some washing and vacuuming done (car and caravan) maybe get the pups a haircut.
    Snug is a nice little town which suffered a horrendous bushfire in 1967 when 62 people died, there is a memorial to those people adjacent to the caravan park.Read more

  • Day44

    Geeveston and Franklin

    March 17 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    After a nice breakfast of toasted hot cross buns we left Southport travelling alongside the Huon river again seeing some amazing vistas as we come over the crest of hills looking down into valley covered in mist or low clouds or it could be the view across the river with the bays full of yachts or just the sunrise on the water.
    We stopped in Geeveston to have a walk around looking at the woodcarvings the shops and the displays in the information bureau.
    Then next we site up for the rest of the day and an overnight stop at Franklin a $10 off grid site that has toilets water and waste bins.
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  • Day43

    Southport at the bottom of Tasmania

    March 16 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The campground at Ellendale really filled up last night, there seems to be so many people out on the road touring around that it makes me wonder whose taking care of all the work that needs to be done to make our life so pleasant while we are out here enjoying not working.
    Tasmania is so beautiful to travel around but the amount of fresh roadkill that you see everyday is staggering, and a lot of it is the same specie the Bennetts wallaby or the Pademelon.
    So we stopped of first at a spot where Platypus have be regularly sighted but as per usual we didn’t see any while we were there.
    Next we stopped at the outer Hobart suburb of Montrose where we were able to refill our water tanks so it will be shower night tonight.
    We passed through Hobart as we made our way down to Southport to stay at the most southerly caravan park in Australia.
    We parked the caravan on our site, then had a quick drive out to sightsee.
    The pups got to have a run and chase on the sand at Lune river.
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