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Travel Blogs from Launceston
... For the hill, we were told we could split the peloton up and go as hard as we wanted. I ended up at the back of the lot with the guy who was struggling the most having had a crash 4 weeks before the ride and breaking his collar bone. Riding with Mark was good - the hill was long but not steep (4-5% avg) and gave us plenty of recovery moments where we were able to enjoy a chat (well I enjoyed it anyway). As we got towards the top of the ...
... the Eshallion they are growing for Parrishes were nestled happily in paddocks near a stream with lovely views of mountains to the west. Still struggling with compass points this side of the equator and remembering that the sun is North not South at midday doesn't come automatically! Despite being drilled 4 weeks late because of the wet weather they had four true leaves and now running at least two weeks behind ...
... way. We packed up and headed into Launceston to the Cataract gorge. We all went on the chair lift and explored the gorge and swing bridge. Ice cream and coffee was lovely in the basin cafe. Dad and I bought some great gear for fly fishing in Launceston city. We are really looking forward to wetting the flys when we get to Lake St Clair at Derwent Bridge. We are going to the caves at Mole creek tomorrow which will great to ...
... between the UK and Oz: on Bank Holidays, it's a lockdown. The streets are deserted. Most of the shops and pubs are closed. Families hole up at home with supplies. As a result, Launceston was a total ghost town. A lot of the streets look a little like Western frontier towns too, adding to the effect.
We did have a nice walk along a gorge but really we couldn't wait to leave.
... ready to cook and much more. After this visit we went to Stillwater - one of the best restaurants in Tasmania. They had a wonderful herb garden - small but looked great and was very useful. In the afternoon we went and checked the sites for the conference. Richard is catering for the conference both Friday and Saturday night. It was a with many visits and great input - I really enjoyed sharing ideas with ...
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