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March 24th 2013
Published: March 26th 2013
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Pete, Tessa and I had another wonderful stay in Hobart with our good friends, Karen and Tom and enjoyed a delicious roast and a hot baked desert. We do miss not having an oven sometimes but on the other hand really appreciate a roast when we have one.

We travelled down to the most southern tip of Tasmania today and were the last ones on the beach after hiking the track to South East Cape bay and so can correctly state that we were further south than anyone else in Australia!!!

After stopping at a sheep cheese factory to savour the wares and purchase some very expensive cheese, we toured north today past the Great Lakes area with its amazing scenery which reminded us very much of New Zealand, camping at the small town of Deloraine where we all enjoyed a drink at the local pub with excellent vision of the comings and goings in the main street.

We moved on to the beach at Devonport today, not before stopping at another cheese factory and then on to the Belgium chocolate factory for the second time where we naturally all tasted the chocolates more than once, At the campsite the heavens really did open up and the waves came pounding onto the beach. The wind was really howling to and it was exciting watching the Spirit of Tasmania out at sea with all her lights on passing by very slowly so I was really glad that we were not on that crossing that night.

Today, the weather has improved and we have spent the day in Launceston shopping etc. Tessa leaves us tomorrow so it is the perfect excuse not to cook and for us all to head out for a another roast meal at the local pub.

On Tessa’s last day we hiked the Cataract Gorge walk once more to show Tessa the spectacular scenery and rock formations there and also we were fortunate to come across an echidna, wallabies, pademelons, skinks and black cockatoos.

Our last day today in Tasmania and it has been a mixed day of rain and sunshine and we spent the day doing chores such as laundry and grocery shopping, followed by a snooze in the van. Thank goodness the sea is not too rough at the moment and we will hopefully have a smooth crossing back to Melbourne tomorrow.

We have really enjoyed Tasmania, meeting up with old friends and making many new ones. Tasmanians are very friendly and hospitable and we will definitely come back some day.

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26th March 2013

Hi Suzanne - another interesting blog, I drove round Tasmania some 30 odd years ago and loved everything about it. This is on my bucket list to return in a few years time. Hope the crossing was not too rough for you. I asked Dean yesterday about dropping the brown paper off for you and he left it with a foreign speaking lady who knew to expect it, this must have been your tenant. Anyway hope Richard had enough for what was needed. Enjoy your trip, we are having fab weather again. Happy Easter. Lynley
27th March 2013

Brown paper
Hi Lynley Thanks for your comment. Love to hear from you. Thanks for the paper. No tenant as yet but crossing our fingers. Will send an email. NZ is still having a drought so I here. Hope that does not mean that you will have a very cold winter with frost after frost like last year. Regards Suzanne
26th March 2013

What great adventures your having Im off tomorrow to ride my bike to Lindabyne then down the Alpine way to Barnsdale around about 5 days should be great all the best Robert
27th March 2013

Hi Robert You certainly get around. Hope your bike trip on the Alpine way goes well as the weather is getting colder now. Would love to see some photos of your trip to the Himalaya's. Will send you our email address again. Regards Suzanne and Pete
26th March 2013

Looks like u are still having a wonderful time miss u
27th March 2013

Aus travels
Hi Jacqui Good to hear from you. Will send you an email.

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