TW3 – That Was The Week That Was #2

The week started with Mother’s Day and Dawn and I went to the small fishing town of Dover, one of the Southern-most parts of Tasmania. We went first of all to Roaring Beach – which is just a bit of an exaggeration as the waves were tiny, but the white sand stretched away. It was almost deserted but for the 2 of us and a couple of stragglers…

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The view across the D’Entrecasteaux Channel toward Garden Island Creek and South Bruny Island


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Across the Huon River Mouth


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Dawn’s Grand Entrance to Roaring Beach


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Happy Mother’s Day Love

We had lunch at the Dover RSL Club which was very nice. The staff were so attentive and friendly and the meal was delicious…

Our time in Tasmania was rapidly drawing to a close as we were due to set sail on The Spirit of Tasmania on the evening of Wednesday May 17. We were still in the Southern Region of Tasmania and so decided to head up the East Coast before going across to Devonport, where The Spirit will depart from. We drove through Hobart and out to Coles Bay, which is close to the World Heritage Wineglass Bay. Wineglass Bay is a Tasmanian icon destination and we were determined to see it for ourselves (Dawn had been before but more than 20 years ago…). We booked into the Big4 Iluka Caravan Park and then drove to the Walking Trek car park as close to Wineglass Bay as you can get in a motor vehicle – then it’s “Shank’s Pony” to the Wineglass Bay lookout. The Parks and Wildlife service have spent a lot of time making the pathways a little more manageable but it is still quite a trek – but oh so enjoyable…

 

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On the drive up we stopped at The Devil’s Corner Winery. Nice Views, Great Wines

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The Sunliner has her Daily Selfie – nestled safely at The Wineglass Bay Walking Track Park

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Dawn on the Lookout – half way up a mountain

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This is Wineglass Bay. The camera never captures the true Natural Beauty of a place…

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The Wineglass Bay Lookout

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Hmmm, I know these 2

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That’s a much better “selfie”

The next day we continued motoring up The East Coast, towards St Helens but decided that we should head directly to Launceston and then on to Devonport for our “date” with the Spirit of Tasmania. There was time to stop on one more wind-swept beach to stretch our legs…

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Dawn loves her “Blanket” on a cooler day

The crossing on The Spirit of Tasmania was like a mill pond and we arrived ahead of time in Melbourne. We were lucky to be just the 4th vehicle off the ferry and so we were well into our 860km drive to Sydney by the time the rest of the passengers were off-loaded. The drive up The Hume Highway is one of the necessary journeys that you have to do to traverse this huge country of ours and we arrived at Chris’s house 10 or so hours later…

Now it’s down to the hard work of finding a repairer for our damaged Sunliner. I went to the Sydney RV Centre Service Department who will take on the work. It won’t be easy to locate the parts we need but we are hoping that very soon we will be “Back on the Road Again”…

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