A cunning plan in Launceston

February 3, 2019

This was our last day in Tasmania before catching the ‘Spirit’. I wasn’t looking forward being spirited away again. We spent half a day in Launceston on the way to Devonport. We parked the van near City Park and walked around the Esplanade alongside the North Esk River, past Custom House, along the boardwalk, through […]

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Beauty Point – Chill Central!

February 2, 2019

After some hectic days, a couple of dodgy night’s and with only two sleeps left in Tassie; the folks were looking for somewhere to chill before catching the boat back to the mainland. They chose Beauty Point, it turned out to be an ideal! Beauty Point We checked into the Beauty Point Tourist Park. Nice […]

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Derby and Scottsdale, If only dogs could ride bikes!

January 31, 2019

Mountain bike trails in Derby and Railtrail in Scottsdale, perfect for every cyclist. Derby Called in at Derby for morning tea at the Two Doors Down Cafe. Great little cafe with lots of those gluten-free cakes that the Sparrow loves. Nice silver dog water bowl with little bones stamped around it for canine patrons. I always […]

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Bay of Fires (don’t forget to check your water supplies!)

January 30, 2019

Arrived at Bay of Fires via St Helens. Well, there was more to it than that! First, we drove into St Helens and the Silverback wanted to go to the hardware shop to buy WD40 (a magic fluid that silverbacks spray on anything that moves to make it work better). It was 34 degrees and […]

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Laid low in Bicheno

January 28, 2019

On the way to Bicheno I mostly slept in the back of the van. We stopped briefly at Campbell Town, I’d been there before, seen the famous Red Bridge and peed on the sculptures carved from dead tree trunks. My scent was fading, so I topped it up. Last time we went on the riverbank […]

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Oatlands and Ross on the Heritage Highway

January 26, 2019

Travelling the Heritage Highway we stopped at Oatlands and Ross and had long walks in both. Oatlands Nice historic town with lots of sandstone buildings. Also, the home of the real estate office in the TV show ‘Rosehaven’. A bit of Sparrow research revealed that they use buildings in multiple towns to put together the […]

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