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Tassie is surreal. Ok, so I may be a bit biased. When I flew in on Monday, we arrived just as the sun was setting, there was just a touch of coolness to the air, and we were greeted by the blue sky over the mountains and rivers surrounding Launceston. Then, in another stroke of luck, I got a good Samaritan ride from the airport to the place I am staying in Riverside. And who says kids these days don't have manners? The house and my host ...
... was absolutely stunning! If you don't believe us we took about 80 photos to prove it. Cradle Mountain national park was amazing, great walks, very well set up the only downfall was there were no water fountains-I'm going to complain! 30 klicks (and lots of windey roads) and we were on the way to Sheffield en route to Launceston for some food. Sheffield is a lovely little town with buildings decorated with impressive murals. The Sheffield Hotel which is apparently the only ...
... by the fire and watched the world go by.
On our last day we headed to all the small towns surrounding Launceston and to Mole Creek caves. We also decided to hit up Longford.. Yes there was an even smaller Longford on the other side of the world :)
Its a great Island but has the same weather as NZ and Ireland so we were happy we brought the sunscreen and the rain coats:)
... non capital city in Australia. For those who like trivia - Launceston was the first place in the southern hemisphere to use anaesthetic and was the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity. We were staying at Alanvale Apartments. When I booked accommodation for our trip - Launceston was the hardest place to find availability due to a national netball competition taking place over the weekend we were there. We found our accommodation easy ...
... advice from the emergency department, but it was quite clear that Keith was not going to be doing any long treks for the rest of the holiday.
Despite all this, it turned out to be a lovely evening, warm and still and the kids got a swim in the pool and there was a nice BBQ area which we utilised for tea, then headed to bed before anything else could happen. Jack's 6th Birthday tomorrow, boys are excited so will be an early morning I'm guessing!
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