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Travel Blogs from Launceston
... but we had a good chat once we got back to the car park. He was up from his home city of Hobart and was only doing this job as a fill in for his mate who had injured his leg whilst horseriding. He had been here two weeks and he had never skiied before either. I asked if he got dizzy doing the drive up and down all day but he said he didn't. We bid farewell and headed back down the mountain and back onto the highway to Launceston which was about a 40 minute drive away. ...
... but worth it for a whole day out. Cape Tourville lookout was a short drive from the visitors centre and has good views down the peninsular. We then hiked up to the Wineglass Bay lookout, an hour’s stiff climb. We then walked down to Wineglass Bay Beach, a peaceful arc of white sand and deep blue sea – our second beach of the day. The walk back up was a breathless experience even for the younger trampers we met on the ...
... a cruise ship docked at the marina and I think a lot of the passengers were going through the museum at the same time as us. I asked the guy at the front desk where the cruise ship was coming from and he didn't know. He said they get cruise ships in there all the time, which explains the thriving local businesses and restaurants downtown. It also explains the lady standing on the sidewalk handing out free maps of Hobart for cruisers. We took one.
After we ...
... 5mins. I must say roads down here are a bit scary, you have L & P platers who can't go above 80, caravans, buses and lots of tourists either not know where they are going or they can't do the speed limit. Then you have the locals (not all of them) that seem to think that 110kms/hr is a modest guideline. The hour drive home I encountered some very aggressive drivers. Anyway we are all home safely, ready for a quiet night ...
... back to the bank and got our things, then left on the airport shuttle. The ride took ages but I didn't mind, because we talked and weren't bored at all. We arrived at the Hotel Washington, which was really nice, and then it sushi, and chocolate for dad, from the convenience store. We ate it in our rooms, and then went to sleep ready for the day of travelling home ...
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