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Tasmania and back 2019

February - July 2019
We are going to spend about 6 months on this trip, We will take about 4 weeks to get to the ferry in Melbourne to cross Bass Strait to Tasmania. We will tour Tassie for about 10 weeks the cross back to Victoria.
  • Day109


    Yesterday in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We stopped at Port Wakefield to eat some lunch sandwiches which I had purchased when getting fuel, sorry to say Kay didn’t enjoy hers as she thought it was a bit like plastic I enjoyed mine but maybe I should have got a sausage roll for Kay instead. We saw some more art as we travelled onto till we arrived here at Lochiel, we are parked in a rest area opposite the Bumbunga lake.Read more

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  • Day109


    Yesterday in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    We set out this morning heading for Mt Barker which is on the southern outskirts of Adelaide, but we got the so early that we decided to keep on moving! We managed to get around Adelaide without to much of a hassle by setting the sat navigation for Port Wakefield that took us on an inner ring road bypassing the city centre. The road into Adelaide comes down from the hills via a very steep descent I had to put it into manual to use the low gears to slow us down or the brakes would have been smoking again.
    We passed a fair bit or art work on the way in and again on the way out.
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  • Day108

    Kiki rest area

    May 20 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We are now in South Australia which means we have crossed into a different time zone only 2.5 hrs ahead of Perth now. We have been travelling along the Dukes Hwy passing through some colourful small towns but as we didn’t stop we missed taking photos.
    Where we are now is in between the hwy and the rail track so Kay is hoping to see some trains go bye.Read more

  • Day107


    May 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Went to the local IGA and also had a look around town which didn’t take up too much time as it is a small outback town.
    Watching the sun setting as the moon was rising was good the moon was so large and a bright orange colour which is the reflection of the sunset I suppose.

  • Day106

    Nhill Aerodrome

    May 18 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We fuelled up in Stawell then set off East towards South Australia, after passing a few places that seemed to look familiar (like the big Koala) we realised that we had travelled this way last year during our lap of Australia, it was when we were travelling between Colac and Mildura but when we reached Horsham we turned left towards Nhill and started breaking new ground for us again.
    We arrived at Nhill and have set up at the RV park next to the old aerodrome, it used to be a flight training school during WWII now its a small museum and workshop for restoring old aircrafts.
    Kay found some hats to try on and ended up buying one for here next open cockpit journey.
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  • Day104


    May 16 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    After a reasonably smooth voyage across the Bass Strait we disembarked from the Spirit of Tasmania. As soon as we could we stopped to give the pups a toilet break as they had been cooped up in their crate for 13 hours.
    After travelling across Melbourne we stopped for breakfast in a service area (eggs on toast with coffee). Then we heeded off up the M8/A8 towards South Australia, we have booked in for a couple of nights at the Stawell Grampians Gate caravan park, we will get some laundry done and have a good sleep tonight, although we had a nice cabin which was a lot better than the recliner seats on the way over it was still only a sporadic sleep leaving us feeling drained.
    And after 235kms we will be happy to get to bed tonight.
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  • Day103

    Devonport The Spirit of Tasmania II

    May 15 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Well we started our Tasmanian adventure by having bacon and eggs for breakfast in the Bunnings carpark and so now we have finished it off by having lunch (cheeseburger and fries) in the same carpark.