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... the floating blue bubble and with the exception of the need to get there via a lump of plastic and metal directed by biological matter (where is that Star Trek transporter thingy), the allure of something completely new is a bit awesome. I have been attending some briefings and meetings with folk that have done this before and from what they say I am quite prepared to be the proverbial country hick from the bottom of the planet in the Jetsons space ...
... I also felt very emotional as we were standing at the door of the mine where The two miners Grant and Todd emerged after the collapse of the mine. Inside was a gentlemen who still did Telegraphs via Morse code, there is a small few people who do it and we sent one to ourselves as a souvenir....If ever in Beaconsfield I highly recommend to visit the mine.
After the mine tour we had lunch at a café and there was two lovely ladies having a coffee and we struck up a conversation ...
... wine, chocolate and treats has been holiday-like daily…. Doug and I have been saying that we should maybe hold back… but then we come across yet another amazing delicacy.
Luckily we are walking A LOT on a typical day. We all have our fitbits (best thing EVER invented to keep kids motivated while traveling) and we walk over 10,000 steps a day- and average about 8 -10 km most days. I have no scale…. so have no idea what impact this ...
... had a talk by a very knowledgable guide who explained the life history and main threats to the platypus, before introducing us to real animals. He continued telling us about the history of their discovery, and how the first specimens taken to UK were thought to be fakes. The bill of a duck, the skeleton of a lizard but covered in fur and egg laying for reproduction was just too extreme for latter day biologists. We heard about the defensive venom they carry ...
... Miles being right.
The Safari route disappointingly ended in the peak hour rush of Launceston. I was hoping for a Dakar style finish line with crowds cheering and photographers snapping my picture. I must have come into Launceston the back way. There was time for fuel but I was concentrating too much on Jake adjusting tyre pressures that I filled up with unleaded instead of Ultimate. (Shh, what Glen doesn't know won't hurt him). At least ...