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... have drawn the short straw for the weekend:
* Craig Bennett (aka Benno) - a really nice young guy that we knew from his time as the BMW mechanic down Gippsland way. He has since climbed the ladder a bit but is still a wealth of knowledge and is the Safari's tech support guy.
* Shane Booth and Chris Urquhart - the pair of guys I met at station pier a few days ago who run these BMW Off Road Training courses. ...
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Some Interesting Facts About Tasmanian Devils:
1) They have a lifespan of about 5-6 years and mature at about 2 then mate and die.
2) They are not confrontational animals and rarely hunt for their food, they're carnivores and mainly eat road kill (of which there is A LOT of in Tassie)
... on a downhill)
Max Alt 655mtrs
Min Seal Level
Min temp - 5 degrees
Max temp - 22 degrees
Avg temp - 14 degrees
Starting weight - 85.6kg
Finishing weight - 83.7kg
Decent coffees - 2
Mechanicals None for SK, 0
Flats 3 (one very slow leak forr SK - being fixed by mechanic as I type)
Flies swallowed (None...didn't even see a fly today...)
Roadkill too many to count
... architectural style. Frankly this is an odd little place with a few wooden houses, a wooden boat, a few cafes and a view point that we were nearly blown off of. We decided to head home and call it a day. We were beginning to think that we were being wooly Poms, but on watching the news and seeing that someone had been killed in Hobart by a falling tree because of the high winds, it seemed we definitely made the right decision.
Our last evening outing we headed to ...
Our next stop was berry picking. We picked red currants, raspberries, and strawberries. This wasn't as much fun as it had been in New Zealand because there weren't as many berries on the branches to be picked and because it was much more expensive than the pickings we did in New Zealand. However, the berries are equally tasty. To make up for the price, I chose to do the free tasting of their fruit wines and liqueurs. Some of them were really nice ...