|Left St Helens this morning for the drive back down to Launceston and across to Devenport. The drive was through dairy country - a lot like the Atherton Tablelands except the roads were narrower and more windy. We stopped off at P...... at a dairy farm after a quick trip to see the Pub in the Paddock. Mary did some cheese tasting here. Back on the main road and next stop was the old tin mining town of Derby. Not much here anymore - was one the biggest supplier of tin in the world. Went to the Tin museum with an interesting story of how the dam broke that flooded the town and then to the school house museum next door. The volunteer lady here told us to stop in at Ledgerwood. When we did we saw what was left of the rememberance trees from WWI carved into statues for each of the men who left the small town to enlist and died. Quite spectacular.
Back on the main road again into Scottsdale before the very windy road down into Launceston where we had a late lunch at Hungry Jacks. Quick drive along the main motorway to Devenport where we stopped at a beachside park for an hour or so waiting to catch the ferry.
Arrived at the ferry station and sat there for a couple of hours - we were the last ones on. Headed up to our cabin to settle in for the night after having tea and watching the ferry depart for Melbourne.
Sad to be leaving Tassie - had a great time. Nice to be heading home.