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... airport booked all my seats giving me my boarding passes for all my flights till I reached Kenya. This was fantastic as I've usually had to collect luggage and go through international etc. was great I wouldn't need to touch that heavy case again till I arrived
... what have you, then make a witty remark after spitting it out into a bucket. It's all a bit comedic really as they are so proud of the fruits of their labour, then you try as graciously as possible to spit it out. One lady was amazed at my willpower, as she said most drivers just get drunk as their are hardly any cops around here! We had the same conversion each time that they are all trying to sell up, or just desperate for more visitors. We had a good time today, ...
... lot in the talk. Also visited the Trowunna wildlife reserve. Cuddled a baby wombat and saw lots of tassie devils . The guy who gave us a tour , only two of us there at the time, told us that they live for five years as do quolls but echidnas live a lot longer...up to 50! He fed the devils a dead kangaroo. Before giving it to them, they take out the guts but leave in liver and heart. But, as they are Carnivors, they have to feed them some whole dead animals as that is how they get ...
... entire tree. Some of these trees have been here in the 1600s! As they grow, these gum trees continue to lose their branches, which sometimes leaves scars on the bark of the trunk. Often the lowest branches on these tall trees are about half way up or higher and the trees can be close to 300 feet tall! They were amazing to walk among.
We were told of the possibility of seeing wallabies and platypuses on this walk, but unfortunately we didn't see either of ...
... a Boag's just to keep up with Alan and Maurice! The boys joined us there after their tour which they really enjoyed.
Tonight we went to a Thai place for dinner and once again a delicious dinner. I don't think eateries survive down in Tassie unless they are good. We haven't had a bad meal since we got here.
Time to pack up tomorrow and make our way up to Stanley. We are all looking forward to our next stop!
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