Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Local tourist

The ferry arrived at Devonport at 6am. It was about an hour before we were on our way as we had to pass through quarantine to make sure no diseases or pests arrive on Tasmania.
First thought was breakfast and coffee.
Petrol was a bit low, so a visit to a fuel station was required.
Note to self, next time fill up on the mainland. Diesel is $1.68 a litre here. The service attendant suggested Bella's for breakfast.
It was open and we had breakfast and that much needed coffee.
Reading the local paper and we saw that there was a market at nearby Latrobe, so off we headed.
We stocked up on local fresh produce.
We also saw that there was a mural display  at Sheffield and thought it would be worth a look so off we headed. On the way we drove through Railton. The home of topiary.

Monday, April 28, 2014


Gabrielle's knee is almost like new. We had decided to travel to Tasmania as one of our daughters and her three children were intending to be there as part of their around Australia adventure. After much looking we purchased a little Jayco pop up camper trailer.
We purchased tickets on the Spirit of Tasmania. That is a very expensive exercise when a trailer is to be taken over.
On Anzac day, after completing picking and processing over a tonne of olives we were on our way.
We were in no hurry as the ferry was not leaving Melbourne until 7:30 pm on Saturday night.
Our first stop was at Nhill and it was our first real attempt to set the van up.
We learnt a lot and after an hour we were set up ready.