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Submitted: Sunday, Mar 06, 2011 at 17:43
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Well, Bass Strait sailors at least...got off the ferry at 6am & after a 650k dash up
the Hume home was safely encountered. A month of great touring in Tas. The
weather could have been kinder but seasoned campers handle such anomolies with stout hearts. A particularly doughy patch of weather meant we werent able to contact a couple of EO folk that hung out the welcome mat prior to our visit, but we thank them for the kind intention. We did however, contact by coincidence, the super blogger extraordinaire & EO member Heather G, along with
ever keen fisho John, in the shady dusk at Mt Field NP. A couple of hours frivolity
followed, enhanced by a bevy or three. Great to put faces to the names of our
EO fraternity. Highlights were many, including the red boat tour at Arthur River,
the Western Wilderness Railway, Wineglass Bay circuit walk, & the superb Bruny
Island Eco Cruise. Camping at Cosy Corner wasnt too hard either. We did agree the Apple Isle appeared a bit worn at the edges in some respects, but will savor
the many fine times & sights we enjoyed. Also happy to report the old Jack was,
once again faultless, & the DIY C/t likewise. Will let you know the fuel figures
when worked out...(Just to give the diesel blokes the bleeps).

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Reply By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 06, 2011 at 18:55

Sunday, Mar 06, 2011 at 18:55
Hi Oldbaz and Ros,

Glad to hear you are back home safely and greetings from Lake St Clair where it promises to be below zero tonight after a clear blue glorious day. (the second sunny day in a row...unheard of in Tassie!)
We arrived today and were very lucky to get the last powered site as we are staying for three days to do some walks.

We have almost circumnavigated the island during the last few days, firstly to escape the horrendous weather which arrived last Tuesday and hovered over the South West of the state for a few days (after a clear Monday when we managed to walk up Marions Lookout then the summit of Cradle Mtn...but thats another story and part of my blog which is a work in progress!)

Drove to Bridport from Waratah for a couple of nights then one night just north of St Helens in a campground and last night at Hamilton in the great little rest area which is $5 for overnight stays. Weather has been great in all of the above.

We will be back on the boat two weeks from tonight. Havent managed to catch up with any other EO members but still keeping a look out wherever we go.
It was good to meet you both, a most enjoyable night in a lovely place.


Heather G and John
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Follow Up By: Baz&Pud (Tassie) - Monday, Mar 07, 2011 at 09:24

Monday, Mar 07, 2011 at 09:24
Glad you both enjoyed/enjoying Tassie, it is a great place, and yes the weather hasn't been good, in fact we didn't even get a summer, but the weather has been crap on the Mainland to, but we don't complain when we go there, just take it as it comes.
Go caravaning, life is so much shorter than death.

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Follow Up By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Monday, Mar 07, 2011 at 18:37

Monday, Mar 07, 2011 at 18:37
Hi Baz and Pud,

I love the weather in Tassie, no humidity and lovely cool days and even cooler nights. Great for sleeping.
If it wasn't for family, including small grandchildren, we could easliy sell up and move here permanently!
Fantastic walking and food.

Cheers Heather
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