TWTWTW – That Was The Week That Was

This first review should really be That Was The Fortnight That Was…

2 weeks ago we were still racing in Targa Tasmania and stayed overnight in a delightful little coastal town called…. See if you can guess, here is a clue

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That’s right – we were staying in the little town of Penguin in North West Tasmania…

After Targa had finished Dawn and I went down into the Huon Valley to Dawn’s brother Charlie’s house where the Sunliner had been parked whilst I was racing.

We went back up to Launceston, stayed the night at Longford and then on the “fateful” Thursday we visited Cataract Gorge. The Sunliner was unfortunately broken into whilst we were enjoying the scenery but we’ll concentrate on the positive which was the visit to the Gorge. The River Esk flows through the Gorge and our English followers will know that the River Esk flows through the beautiful town of Whitby where Captain James Cook was from. This is the South Esk.

Dawn and I had a lovely walk in the Gorge and we both took heaps of photographs. Dawn has posted some and here are a few more from my camera…

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The next day was taken up by needing some repairs to the door of the Sunliner following the break-in. Lots of thanks go to Kings Caravans in Hobart  who made room for us in their busy schedule to try to repair the damage. Alas, they were only able to make a temporary repair as they don’t carry Sunliner spares. Regrettably the main motorhome door is gaping still and is an open invitation to the next set of thieves who fancy rummaging around in our van to see what they can steal…

 

We are just a couple of weeks away from the onset of winter in Tasmania and picking the right day to go out on the water, especially when the water is the cold Southern Ocean, is crucial. Dawn was spot on again when she booked for us to go to Bruny Island which is marketed as The Island off an Island. It is a truly spectacular place and is rightly a favourite of all tourists to this area. We booked a morning cruise with Robert Pennicott Wilderness Tours and we cannot recommend it highly enough. The day was spectacular – yes it was cold, very cold, but the interest, the sights, the sounds all distract you from thinking about how cold you are. The company provide wind/water proof coats, beanies and gloves to help keep the cold at bay. The popularity of the cruises can be measured as we were one of a flotilla of 3 boats participating on Wednesday May 10… There are a couple of images of the sister boats where you can gauge the size…

Bruny was complete exhilaration. The scenery is All Grandeur, the Wildlife diverse and so plentiful and the environment constantly changing.

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The narrow isthmus between North and South Bruny is less than 50 metres wide…

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The narrow channel through the Monument is taken at high speed as a thrill for the tourists. Deep breath in folks…

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The weather has now broken and it has been cold and wet since we were on Bruny. We are hoping to head up The East Coast on Monday the 15th after we have completed a couple of chores  – so join us again…

 

 

 

 

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