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  • Day10

    Driving to Orford

    March 16, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Didn't have too far to drive from Bicheno to our next booked accommodation in Orford. It was, in the main a scenic coastal drive. We detoured to a beautiful beach called Nine Mile Beach. Then motored on to Swansea where we walked around the town and had lunch at a trendy new seafood cafe with free WiFi. Spotted a fabulous beachfront block driving around the town outskirts. Looked up price - $220,000.
    Got to the B&B guesthouse in Orford about 2:30pm. It's an old stone cottage dating from the 1840s. Kerry, our host made us afternoon tea, after we deposited our luggage in 'The Jasmine Room'. We checked out the port in Triabunna where we'll catch the boat for our Maria Island cruise on Thursday. We dined at the Pizza Restaurant in Orford and concluded our day with a cliff top walk.
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  • Day11

    Maria Island and Orford

    April 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We mentioned to our host that we'd had trouble with the TV system. She knew exactly what to do, something like a shut down and reboot of the router. Apparently the people before us had tried to retune it. A two minute job for her to fix. Pity we didn't ask her earlier!

    After the exertions of yesterday, we decided we wouldn't do anything too strenuous today, but thought we'd travel south a little way. First stop was a strawberry farm just south of town. A nice little cafe spot, but obviously one on the international visitor tourist route. As one bus left, another arrived. The scones looked inviting, but we weren't quite ready for it, so took our leave.

    We could have chosen to go out to Maria Island, but getting up a bit later meant we had missed the morning ferry. As well, there are no shops and no cars there, so you have to take all you need and explore the place on foot. This would have been nice, but probably for another time. The island looked lovely and inviting but a few photos from the mainland would do us for today.

    We stopped briefly in Triabunna, then found a roadside cafe in Orford at the junction of two main roads. It was quite a popular spot and we enjoyed a cuppa there. the proprietor at our accommodation recommended to us a walk along the Old Convict Road, which basically follows the banks of the Prosser River inland. It was something a bit different. It is no longer a road, but a reasonable walking track. We could see the main road on the other side of the river, but apart from that, we strolled along it without another soul in sight. We just walked for a couple of kms and then turned and came back. The weather was lovely and it was a peaceful walk.

    By this time we were both a bit peckish, so we returned to the Orford cafe for some lunch. We then left our car and walked over through a conservation area to the ocean side. There were a couple of swimmers there, but it was a bit windy and the beach was pretty well deserted.

    Soon we headed back to Swansea and chose the local club for dinner tonight. Food was fine and it was a popular spot. I was a little confused when I saw Rae ordering and paying for our dinner. The lady on the till was holding up her arm up like the statue of liberty.When I asked him what that was all about, he said she was holding up the payment console - there's just one spot where you can get the wifi to work! I guess this is how things work in a country town in Tasmania!
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Orford, Орфорд