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Princes Square

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  • Day13

    Cataract Gorge and surrounds

    April 23, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Out to Cataract Gorge to walk the Duck Reach Trail, a beautiful spot that has been made into a lovely family park, with lots of walking trails. We walked for two hours up the South Esk River across a suspension bridge to a disused Power Station open to the public showing the workings etc, it was well done. Lots of laughs on the way. Then headed up the west side of the Tamar River to the furthest point at Greens Beach/West Head. Beautiful scenery on the way. Called in to Platypus House at Beauty Point to see the Platypus and Echidnas, fantastic little things, only place we are going to see them as they are elusive in the wild. Now I can give Jeanette back her 20cent coin!!!!! We called into a little Swiss Village called Grindelwald where all the houses are built in Swiss Style, very different but cute. Back to Launceston for a drive around the town before crashing at our ‘luxury accommodation’. Ended the night with a wood fired seafood pizza from the restaurant close by, washed down with a good red.Read more

  • Day11

    Cradle Mountain to Launceston

    April 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    Wow, another huge day. Lake Barrington then on to Wilmot through rural roads and their colourful letter boxes.
    Up to Devonport, just another port not terribly interesting through Latrobe then stopped at Sheffield (mural town) for lunch at the local pub, not too bad either.
    Next stop Railton to see Topiary figures. Finally reached Launceston and found accommodation (pure luxury and cheaper than our cabin last night). Love it.
    Walked around town then had a wonderful salmon and salad dinner. Now bed time. Again absolutely buggered. Nearly forgot, we had a honey ice cream on the way.
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  • Day3

    Exploring Launceston

    April 13, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Started again with a Penny Royal coffee over which we attempted to plan our last free day before the competition. Basically there were 6 of us with six different agendas. Rae was keen to step out the route that we would be marching along the next day, so we headed up to that part of town. The route was reasonably long and would require us to do a repeat. After that we met up with the others and strolled around looking at the shops of downtown Launceston before stopping at Banjos for a drink and a light lunch, bumping into lots of bandies who had been gradually arriving. We made our way back to our digs and after a brief stop walked down to Cataract Gorge, quite close to where we were staying. It's sides are quite steep with the Tamar River running down through it. We started from the bridge, walking along the right hand side of the gorge. It is about a half hour pleasant walk with a lovely cafe at the other end, set in the valley. A chair lift goes across, there are peacocks wandering around, with large leafy old trees in their autumn colours. Beautiful!

    All had devonshire tea before making our way across the foot bridge to the other side then back across to meet the original path and go back. I wanted to do a bit of practice and have a bit of a rest before going out for dinner. The previous couple of nights had been a bit expensive, so we suggested going down to a Food court we'd remembered from our last visit. The food was reasonable, with lots of choice and of course quite a lot less expensive. In the middle of the court was a small bar, so we were even able to have a glass of wine with our meal!

    With the competition starting tomorrow, we were keen to get back, rest up, and have an early night to be in too form! Nevertheless my wrist band told me I'd clocked up 17000 steps for the day!
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  • Day141

    Wäre ja auch zu schön gewesen...

    April 7, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Leider wurde es über Nacht nicht besser, im Gegenteil, schlechter.
    Nach den mehreren Monaten Sommer war mein Körper die Temperaturen hier wohl nicht mehr gewöhnt. Ich bin schon froh, dass Jana normal geschlafen hat und nicht auch noch krank geworden ist😅
    Nach ein bisschen überlegen habe ich entschieden, dass es für mich und wohl auch die anderen am besten wäre, wenn ich 2 Nächte hier im Hotel schlafe und wieder gesund werde.
    Die anderen können in der Zeit eine Schlaufe fahren und holen mich dann wieder ab.

    Obwohl ich Jana gesagt habe ich würde schon alleine wieder gesund werden, wollte sie auch die 2 Nächte hier bleiben und dafür sorgen, dass ich wieder gesund werde... ist wahrscheinlich auch besser so😊

    Wir suchten uns also ein günstiges Hotel in Launceston und kauften Medikamente und Tee.

    Die nächsten beiden Tage waren sehr umspannend😅 ich lag nur im Bett während Jana sich um mich kümmerte.

    Das hat aber sehr geholfen und mir ging es nach den beiden Tagen viel besser.
    Die Mädels sollten auch bald wieder hier sein um uns abzuholen und dann geht der Trip weiter, so als wäre nie etwas passiert😀
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