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Dorset

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21 travelers at this place:

  • Day33

    Auf dem Weg nach Osten

    December 12, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    In Scottsdale haben wir uns bei einem Zwishenstopp, mal einen Kaffee mit Blueberry-Muffin geleistet und auf dem weiteren Weg tauchten plötzlich diese Skulpturen auf.

  • Day76

    Tasmanien, Insel der Gravel-Roads

    February 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Unzählige Kilometer Schotterpiste haben wir hier schon zurückgelegt. Was ich am Rande nur mal bemerken wollte, um dieses immer wieder aufregende Erlebnis auch nicht zu vergessen. Denn jedes Mal stellt sich die Frage, können wir diese Strecke auch bis zum Ende fahren oder müssen wir wieder zurück!? Heute kommt noch die heiße Frage dazu: Gibt es die Tankstelle wirklich, die auf CamperMate verzeichnet ist, aber nicht auf Googlemaps!?

    Für alle Brücken- und Superhelden-Fans: In Bild 6 seht ihr die Batman-Bridge.
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  • Day32

    Woody wood

    February 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Pick up 6 AM...really!? Der Tag begann für mich also unmenschlich früh, aber das nimmt man wohl in kauf, wenn man dafür ganz Tasmanien erleben kann. Mein unterhaltsamer, leicht durchgedrehter Tourguide Ben erwartete mich schon vor meinem Hostel und klärte mich dann über den leichten Change of Plans auf. Da heute nur insgesamt fünf Leute die Tour starteten, würden wir zunächst die 200km ins nördliche Launceston fahren, wo wir dann auf die bereits laufende Tour mit 16 Leuten treffen würden, um mit der Ostküste Tasmaniens zu starten. Aber nach Neuseeland war ich so ein bisschen Bus fahren gut gewöhnt 😅. Immerhin sahen wir dadurch die Sonne über den Hafen aufgehen und ich bekam einen ersten Eindruck vom stark naturbelassenen, unberührten Tasmanien. Die Landschaft ist also geprägt von einigen Hügeln, viel Grün, Schafen, Kühen und Farmland.
    Fully Boarded führte unsere Route uns dann ins 100 Einwohner Dörfchen “Legerwood“, wo ein Künstler aus überwuchernden Bäumen ein Denkmal für den ersten Weltkrieg gestaltete und man sich über acht junge Schicksale informieren konnte..eigentlich ganz cool so inmitten vom Nirgendwo. Tatsächlich waren die Figuren auf den Baumspitzen noch Bestandteil der Bäume. Nach ein bisschen Geschichtsunterricht durften wir uns auf den nächsten kulinarischen Stopp freuen: ein Käse-Tasting 😊.
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  • Day18

    Derby - Australia's Wistler

    March 28 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Random conversation in a Derby bike shop:
    Tom: Can you fix my brakes?
    Guy: Maybe you should upgrade.
    Tom: The brakes?
    Guy: The bike!

    But in the end the old Canyon did a great job shredding down the slopes of Blue Derby. Exploratory mountain biking at its finest. Ascending through rain forest, alongside waterfalls and speeding down via berms and ferns, small jumps and over roots and rocks.
    Derby went from a tin mining town to a mountain biker Mekka and has something for everybody. Jo and Vivi also had great fun joining me on the beginner trails and did an amazing job for first time single trail riders.
    The scariest bit was actually when that poor fellow of a snake snapped at me on the trail cause I saw it too late. It buggered off after, so I’m hoping I didn’t hurt it after all.

    All in all perfect two days with free camping,
    great facilities and purely fun mountain biking!

    Thanks Derby!
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  • Day80

    Bridport sightseeing

    April 22 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    We were originally meant to take the caravan to Bridport, but decided that we would leave the caravan here at Scottsdale and just explore in the car.
    Well its a nice spot and very popular as they have the largest caravan park we have seen in Tasmania, it was stretched along the coastline with 5 seperate entrances to the sites and the park has direct access to the beach.
    After we had a good look around we began the trip back but like I have done on numerous occasions now took a wrong turn and we ended up taking 120km to get back versus the 24km it took to get there.
    We passed our previous camp at Legerwood and drove through Derby where the mountain bikers were still all over the place.
    Tonight is going to be cold 🥶 down to 6c so we are really hoping there are no more problems with the diesel heater otherwise we may stay in bed till noon.
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  • Day79

    Scottsdale lions park

    April 21 in Australia ⋅ 🌫 14 °C

    We have arrived at Scottsdale we are in the free camp thanks to the local Lions club, this camp is actually called Scottsdale Northeast park not due to it’s location which is probably more SE of Scottsdale but named after Mr Northeast who’s idea it was to establish a park in this location back in the 1930s (see photos) it looks a bit run down now but that’s what time does to everything and everybody I suppose!
    The park was quite full when we got here so we ended up at the top of the park away from most of the others which is good but on a slope that was hard to get the caravan level on which was bad.Then after we had uncoupled the car about 4 caravans pulled out !!! Oh well too late now as I don’t want to hitch up again till it’s time to move on. We can stay here for up to 14 nights but we will probably stay only 3 or 4.
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  • Day4

    Legerwood and the not-so-open road

    September 21, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    It was a big day of driving. We had to have lots of stops. The best one was Legerwood. There were cool statues carved out of really big tree trunks. We went through forests, foggy mountains and down the east coast of Tassie. Sometimes there were cows on the road! It was dark by the time we got to our next place to stay at Coles bay but we got there.Read more

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