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... horses for sale and export (to pet shops and individuals, not for eating or using in Chinese medicine) and a range of other creatures, including a very friendly cuttlefish. Everyone agreed we packed a lot in yesterday and it was a great day. Unfortunately no photos of the platypuses, they're just too fast for the iPad and every photo was too blurry through the glass!
Today we packed away, taking our time as we also needed to prepare for our return journey on ...
... sentencing. For example one man was convicted of stealing two pounds and was given 7 years while another received life for stealing half a crown! Many of them went on to become respectable citizens. Another feature of the town was the Red Brick Bridge which was completed in 1838 having taken 15 months to construct using convict labour who also had to make the bricks. It was built to take horse and cart traffic but now has over 1 000 000 vehicles a year using it. ...
... Then we'll just do various day and overnight trips. It had been a nice mild summer in Australia compared to the USA, which was experiencing its second severe winter in a row. Donelle has certainly experienced some extremes but hopefully I've missed the worst of ...
... we walked along the other side of the gorge on the cement pathway. This area is known as The Reserve.
Cobalt Gorge is just stunning and very much loved and enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Indeed even a couple of seals seemed to be happy.
On the walk we met a lady who had the widest smile. We said g'day and she asked if we had seen her husband. She gave a rough overview of an English gentleman with grey hair. We advised we hadn't seen him and we continued ...
All excited ready to leave, oh no plane delayed, fog in Melbourne, oh well makes a change from Launceston being fogged in. Plane now leaving at 5pm instead of 1.25pm making. Damn, there goes our special treat of power shopping and dinner on the tram at ...
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