North West

Strahan, Enzo’s First Play

January 18, 2019

Bypassed the mining towns through the middle of Tassie and headed straight to Strahan. What a beautiful place. Checked into Strahan Beach Tourist Park, where most things in town are within walking range, though the folks thought the showers were a bit decrepit. Camp site nearly full, got a good-sized site near the exit gate […]

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Enzo’s Morning Walk in Stanley

January 17, 2019

Drove into Stanley’s historic main street, pulled up next to the Brown Dog Cafe (seemed a prospect for morning tea) and went for a walk. The main street is full of early colonial and Victorian buildings. Stanley was apparently settled 1820’s becoming a town in 1842. A lot of the older buildings offer tourist accommodation. […]

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The Tarkine Drive

January 16, 2019

The folks checked with the official government site Discover the Tarkine and dogs are allowed most places on the Tarkine Drive. Very cool! So today is about driving (zzzzzz), scenery (zzzzzz) and multiple short walks (tail wagging in anticipation). Altogether we did the Smithton-Marrawah-Arthur River-Sumac Lookout-Lake Chisholm-Trowutta-Smithton loop. About seven hours with stops and lunch. […]

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“Guard the van, Enzo”

January 15, 2019

 Burnie to Smithton Leaving Penguin behind the folks drove into Burnie to go to the Regional Museum and Regional Art Gallery. Both apparently really worthwhile but ‘no dogs allowed’ so Bozo here gets to sleep in the van. Dad likes to refer to this by saying ‘Guard the van, Enzo’. Next up the Hellyers Rd […]

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Penguin and Leven Valley

January 13, 2019

Penguin After a couple of days in Melbourne and a dodgy night on the Spirit of Tasmania it was great to get back to the campervan life. First stop Penguin, Tasmania. Checked into the Penguin Caravan Park for two nights, cheap and cheerful, great location beach-side near the middle of town. Lots of dogs in […]

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