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... a small group on tour. We learned a lot about both platypuses and echidnas, Australia's monotremes (egg laying mammals for those of you who can't remember) and got to feed the echidnas. The tour guide with Seahorse World was excellent and we were the only family on the tour and so we had her full attention. Did you know the male sea horses carry the eggs, fertilise them and then give birth? Yay, that was really exciting to learn. We saw the nursery where they are ...
Time to leave this attractive city for Hobart, our last stop on what has been an excellent tour. Launceston was bright but quite cold as we left. Our first stop was at the very interesting town of Campbell Town where we looked at red bricks set into the sidewalk giving the names of convicts sent to the town, the name of the ship they came on, what their crime was and the sentence they received as well as what became of them. There seemed to be some huge discrepancies ...
After another late night getting ready I got up early and left for what should be my last trip to the USA. The plan for this one is similar to the second one, when I flew into Columbus, Donelle met me, we stayed the night and then hired a car for the time I'm ...
Today is a beautiful day, sun shining, wind still gale force. We wanted to make the most of these very precious beautiful days. We went to Cataract Gorge located just at the edge of the town centre of Launceston. We were in for a top day.
With Vincent happily parked in the sun we headed off to the gorge. There are many walks and we decided on the longest one. Only about 7km. First we walked along and up and down and up and down a lovely bush track with views out to ...
... to line up for high tea at a very flash cafe only to find out there was 2 hour wait so decided to go next door for pizza and bubbles. After an exhausting but wonderful day we all followed Di B like the pied piper to the International Hotel to watch the light show over the harbour while sipping cocktails and eating tapas only Anne couldn't find her advacado as she needed a microscope to see it. We all piled into a taxi for a goodnights sleep ...
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