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We all loaded on the bus with no problems, but had to wait
for the final two people to arrive as their flight had been delayed. We finally
set off towards Richmond which is a small village about 30 minutes away which
has quite a bit of history and is set up as a tourist destination, not unlike
Hahndorf in South Australia, but smaller and not as busy (as it was a Monday).
By this time we were fanging for a feed, so the ...
... it was a 39 km drive to the caravan park at Adventure Bay. Where the two islands are joined it is a gravel road and we were lucky as the van did not get much on it.
Checked into the caravan park for two nights and set up the van. We went for a drive along Adventure Bay and we found the White Wallaby that they have on the Island.
Next stop top was across the island to Alonnah, not a lot happening there.. Nearly everything was closed as it ...
... really are different. It's impossible to hide in one of these. We've seen other ones saying some obscene things. Ours is relatively tame in comparison. So the girls christened the camper "Jimi" and we were off to our first destination. We had decided to go north, across from east to west and then down through a national park back to Hobart. We had 7 driving days to do it, finishing with a night out in Hobart on our last night, before heading back to Melbourne to sadly part ways for ...
I've lost touch with how far I've travelled, but there's one statistic that intrigues me and that's the size of Tasmania compared with mainland Australia. Tasmania is roughly 68,500 sq klm whereas the mainland has an area of 8,500,000 sq klm. Travelling down the centre of Australia from the top-end (Darwin) to Adelaide is 3,000klm. From the top of Tasmania (Devonport) to Hobart on its southern shore is 280 klm which took me the same time to travel as the 3,000klm. The difference being ...
... following poles in the ground with markers on them that were every few hundred feet. About an hour in we saw a sign pointing to what we thought was another path so we changed our direction. After about 20 minutes we realized we had strayed quite off path and were maneuvering our way across the mountain by jumping from rock to rock. Eventually we found our way again. Still not sure where the sign was actually pointing .. The previous few days seemed to be preparing us for our trip ...