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We woke this morning to glorious sunshine. The sky was a perfect bright blue and not a cloud in sight. We packed up our stuff and went next door for brekkie. The menu said they had a plunger of coffee so we ordered a nice strong pot. It was so good but let's face it, anything would be good after all the instant we have been drinking. We are only …
... more than summer and dream of visiting places like Antarctica and Canada. Wayne also prefered winter. We dreamt of being able to come here each winter.
We ventured back out into the cold and wandered around enjoying the snow. We did not wander too away from the resort so did not get up to the ski lifts or anything. We had arranged for the shuttle bus to come get us at 12.30 as we wanted to get back to Launceston to make the 1.30pm cruise.
We trekked it back to ...
... very much like Cornwall. A walk up Cataract Gorge and back over the demanding Zig Zag path (sign-posted as ‘for hikers only’) was well worth the 1-2 hours we spent there. With places like Perth, Campbell, Ben Lomond, and Ross, you can guess that the Scotts were here before – and that was before we chatted to the manager of the motel we stayed at in Bicheno who had emigrated from Perth (the original!) only a few ...
... was there. It turns out it wasn't there, it was at another museum (that was unfortunately closed for renovations when we were there..... side note, doesn't that suck when you go to a place and one of the tourist attractions you were most excited to see is closed for some reason and there's a sign that says something like "See you in September!" or "Coming soon, in early 2015!" something else equally ridiculous? You won't see me in September, I don't live here! ...
... beaconsfield mine collapse story, looked at the heritage displays, looked at machinery, panned for gold and lots more. One of the kids favorite displays was the old typewriters, and telephones, I showed them the old ( not that old) phones that we had when I was a kid. I had to show them all how to use the dial to ring a number. None of them got it first go. By now it was 4.30pm and we hasn't had lunch so we were starving. So ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking