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Mar 4, 2020 - Cradle Mountain

We had wonderful sunny weather while we explored the Tarkine area. As we weren't allowed on dirt roads in our motorhome we headed back to Stanley for the night. The most distinctive landmark in Stanley is 'The Nut', an old volcanic plug. Bass and Flinders sighted it on their circumnavigation of Van Diemen's Land (now called Tasmania) in 1798 and named it Circular Head. It has steep sides and rises to 143 metres with a flat top. We hadn't realised how popular Stanley was or how few dining options there were. The pub had a two hour wait for a...

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Feb 22, 2014 - Arthur River

Today I did laundry before we went on our cruise, and hung it out to dry. Where we are staying has a roofed, screened in drying area, with several clothes lines in there. We weren’t desperate for clean clothes, but it seemed like a good opportunity. When we came back from our cruise, everything was dry, and I repacked. We had a little rain this morning, but it cleared up later on and was a pretty nice day. Trying to upload the journal this morning drained all the data time I had on my phone, so now we really are without internet until I can...

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Feb 21, 2014 - Arthur River

We couldn’t get the internet to work at our cabin this morning, so after we packed up we went to the Visitor Center for an extended internet session—journal and email. Ah, the trials and tribulations of international travel. Also got some advice about where we could stay near Cradle Mountain Sunday evening. We’re planning 3 days ahead! The sun had come out so we decided to go for a hike near the Nut (the volcanic plug that towers over Stanley). There was a really cold and strong (!) wind however, so we decided to go down and visit the...

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Dec 18, 2005 - Tas: Arctic surfing at Marrawah

We end up in Marrawah, right at the west end of the top of Tasmania at the end of our first day. Seems like the gods are conspiring against us as the weather turns truly foul. When we check out the campsite at Marrawah it's raining and the site is a windblown sandy carpark, so we end up staying in a ridiculously overpriced cabin for the night. It's the best plan with the weather and our current moods. Monday morning dawns just as miserable as Sunday night, but Stu is determined to have a surf so we head back down the beach to check out the...

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