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... a look at Lake Burbury. This man made lake takes up a massive 54 square kilometres. Its waters feed the John Butters Hydroelectric Power Station. The lake is surrounded by mountains and the view is spectacular - on a fine day - especially when crossing the Bradshaw Bridge. Unfortunately, we had the rainy, grey, cloudy day blocking any view other than that of the road.
Our next stop along the highway was at Nelson Falls. We did not stop here on our last trip ...
... because it was only $5.00 per night and you could have a hot
shower for $1.00 and do a load of washing for $1.00, so needless to say it was
busy. We had lovely neighbours, Macca
& Jan and their little puppy Keisha and Peter and Nancy, so we enjoyed a
happy hour or two around the campfire, before retreating to our cosy vans out
of the cold. We experienced our first
really cold night in Hamilton. It got
... River and found a hotel. We couldn't tell if this was the only service there or whether it or anywhere else nearby had gas. It turned out that there was a station just down the road so we breathed sighs of relief and got gas there. Yay!! I also washed our dirty back window. The guy on the Ducati motorcycle getting gas on the next pump said hi. There seemed to be quite a few motorcyclists here at the Hungry Wombat Cafe.
Once refueled, we drove on ...
... and the service level is very high. The expertise and innovative thinking goes hand in hand. For me professionally it was a great experience. Service was the key and the facilities great to offer to many different events. David's different look and opinion on things made is vey special. I could go on for ever about this place and if I have to pick one experience from Tasmania it would be MONA without a ...
... track. We proceeded with caution, luckily not encountering this venomous reptile. Every step photo worthy, every vista stealing what breath we had left. The photos say what words can't, yet still don't do justice to the picturesqueness. It is worthy of a spot on anyone's bucket list.
Leaving weary and fishless, we decided to pick some Christmas berries and cherries at the Sorrell Berry Farm before pulling into the Hobart show grounds for our Christmas layover. I have died ...