Day 7 – Friday, 3rd October 2003
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We bade farewell to Charlton Lodge and our wonderful
host Maureen Luck. Just the most hospitable place we have ever stayed at.
First stop on our way to Hobart was
Town, [Info] named by
Gov. Lachlan Macquarie. We had some fun in the
museum with the notorious Jessica being cross-examined by the learned
Darani presided over by Judge Lindsey. [Photo]
Walked around the town and visited the
historic church. In the park was a
of a log cut down over 100yrs ago, then a quick play in the park on
the seesaw before we moved on. [Photo1,
Heading east towards the
Peninsula we came upon Bicheno on the coast, a lovely seaside spot. [Photo1,
Photo2] A sign saying,
“Come see Nemo” led us to a small aquarium run by a fellow from Manly.
There were seahorses,
plus an indoor rock pool with
starfish. We were
allowed to take photos of the seahorses [Photo1,
here whereas the Seahorse Farm would not allow it.
Lunch was eaten near the
Blowhole, Sam enjoyed a homemade Tasmanian Scallop pie, and the others
said Yuk! We didn’t spend too much time there, as the wind was icy cold.
The weather so far has been absolutely fantastic. A bit chilly at times
but the days are mainly sunny with no rain to speak of.
Leaving Bicheno we followed the coast road, Tasman
Hwy, south. Just before a place called Cranbrook stopped at a lookout and
saw amazing view of
Great Oyster Bay,
an important fish breeding area.
Swansea was next stop, another pristine seaside town
actually on the shores of Great Oyster Bay. [Photo1,
Photo2] The water looked like a
tropical blue but the chilly wind soon dispelled any connection to the
tropics. Darani spotted a
long purple flowers.
The final stop before Hobart was Triabunna to buy some
crafts. Most of the trip we were treated to some lovely ocean and river
views; Tasmania is truly blessed with a huge variety of vistas to gladden
the soul. What we saw a lot of though were log trucks probably every ten
minutes taking large logs to what looked like a huge pile of wood chip to
Arrived at Hobart via Sorrell and got stuck in peak hour traffic, just like home. The freeway was working fairly well and before long we arrived at Elwick Cabin Park at Glenorchy for the next five nights. After unpacking, went to Woolworths to buy food and supplies, including scallops which Sam cooked on the site BBQ, the others had lamb chops.