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Oct 9, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

We had planned a trip along the Arthur River today, wasn't sure if David and Ann would be well enough to come. However, we all seem to be over the cold/flu, except for a bit of a cough, Ann's is most persistent. So we started out with the sun shining, full of hope for the day. The green rolling hills with fat cattle, sheep or goats, look amazing. Even when the sun faded, and rain began, the scenery was lovely. By the time we got to Arthur River the sun was shining again. What a blessing that was to have a full day of sunshine for this...

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Oct 8, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

Yesterday, Saturday, the sun was shining, which was great. Still needed good jackets as the wind was icy. We had another rest day, which we all appreciated. Today, we hope will be our last rest day here, and that we will have regained our up and go, so we can, up and go!!! We woke to showers and wind, no sun today. Since being here we have had alternate wind and rain, and sunny days, so look forward to sunshine tomorrow for our boat trip up Arthur River. It was great to listen to Theo, our pastor, on the iPad this morning. Technology is...

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Oct 6, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

We were to move on today, however it's now Noel's turn with the flu/cold, and Ann David and self need a bit more time, so have decided to stay here another 4 nights and see if we can get on top of it. Hopefully we are all ok on Monday and will do a day trip to Arthur River, then we will be back on track to go to Cradle Mountain. Love Dawn

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Oct 5, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

Sorry no photos today. What a difference a night makes, quite windy during the night, although we are tucked in behind a thick hedge, so didn't feel it. Then the rain came, not too heavy, but consistent. This continued on for most of the day. It didn't worry us as Ann and David intended having a rest day anyway, Noel has a small cough, and I have a headache and sore throat. Don't say we don't share!! We are all okay, it's just a nuisance, and will be over shortly I am sure. Love Dawn

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Oct 4, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

Yea!! We have sunshine today, the lush green of the grass looks lovely even with clouds, but adding sunshine and blue water, then the scenery is amazing. We, all four, went to see the Table Cape Tulip Farm today. When we lived here and visited this same farm, whole paddocks were full of open flowers. We were warned the tulip season is late this year and they only opened on the 1st October, so expected there would be fewer flowers open. Would have loved Ann and David to see them as we had, but they got the idea with some rows of flowers open...

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Oct 3, 2017 - Tasmania Trip 2017

We traveled west for 120km and have settled at Stanley. The Caravan Park is at the base of a large flat topped hill called The Nut. Ann is still unwell, a cough and feels hot then cold. She feels tired and rests and sleeps part of the day, which is very unlike Ann. She is mostly disappointed she caught this cold, flu? Thought she should have beaten a few germs. Said a passenger on the ferry was coughing near her. We stopped at a town called Penguin for morning tea, a very pretty place, although the cloudy weather doesn't help the...

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Dec 27, 2014 - A chair lift or two today

An early start today to buy some more groceries at the Coles/Kmart complex in Launceston before spending the rest of the morning at Cataract Gorge. Everyone enjoyed the chair lift across the gorge and the walks to the look outs. It was then back on the road through Devenport to Ulvistone and Penguin. We travelled the equivalent of the great ocean road in Tasmania, the only think closer to the sea than us was the railway line. Great views. We stopped over in the lovely sea side town of Penguin (with the large Penguin statue). Population of...

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Feb 20, 2014 - Burnie to Stanley

Today was mostly a rainy day, though we had breaks of sun in the morning. It was also very windy all day. I began the day by calling Arthur River and booking a cruise for Saturday, along with lodging the nights before and after. Our first stop was Rocky Cape National Park. It is well named. It is also a site of importance to the Aboriginal people. Included in the park are several caves which served as shelters for different tribes as they moved through the area. There is also a lighthouse, and some truly gorgeous, absolutely to-die-for...

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Jan 27, 2014 - Narawntapu National Park

Our last night in Penguin we were woken at about 1.30 with this awful noise that sounded like a duck with asthma and a high pitched whirring sound, apparently it was the penguins that came in over night. They nest under a couple of the cabins and it is quite common. I never realized how noisy they could be. 13/1- 18/1 we headed off to Narawntapu National Park as our next base. Very busy place especially with the school holidays, but the kids weren’t the problem it was the young adults that come for a couple of nights that keep everyone...

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Jan 13, 2014 - NW Tassie

05/01 – 08/01 Next stop was in Somerset Caravan park in an unpowered site for $20. The beaches there were full of stones, and if you’re lucky, gem stones. Took a drive to Calder in through the mountains and did some fossicking again but the only thing we managed to find this time was sardine tins, but what a beautiful place, tree ferns, running clear streams crisp air. The next day we went out to Guide falls, a lovely waterfall and walk, typical of Tassie. Fossil Bluff was another stop point where you can see the layers of the cliff face...

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Aug 30, 2013 - Stanley revisited 2

We have returned to delightful Stanley. Our visit earlier this month presented us with magic weather. This time a little different with extreme winds, and then rain. The weather however did not prevent us from enjoying our time in this wonderful place. We walked with the wind, and walked with the rain. We were prepared for the wind, but not for the heavy downpour of rain, having left our wet weather gear back in our lovely Horizon apartment. Wet and bedraggled, we sheltered in Chin Wag, had a coffee and caught up with the latest gossip,...

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Mar 13, 2013 - Days 51-54 UPDATE NOTES, Stanley to Mainland

Hi All, Our last 3 days after Devonport were at a quaint town on the north coast called Stanley. A feature of Stanley is the large rock immediately above the town to the east called The Nut. Unfortunately we could not get to the top of it as it was too windy for us to ride up in the chairlift and the walk was huge and steep. Photos will suffice. From Stanley we went to a village called Arthurs River which is about as remote and desolate as you can get here in Tassie. It is said that once there you are on the Edge of the World. In fact if...

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