motorcycles, travel, friendship, respect… I may drift off into WTF-land at times so hang in there.

So Much To See.

G’day

The Pillion and I have been in Tasmania now for a little over two weeks and what we found is that there is a lot more here than meets the eye.

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The Pears Cafe Forecourt, Sisters Beach

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I Told You Tasmanians Have A Sense Of Humour

We spent a week in Devonport and used that as a base while we explored the Northwest corner of Tasmania, covering as much as we could from Stanley in the northwest to Cradle Mountain in The Midlands and back into Devonport.

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Launceston Mall

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Tamar River, Launceston

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Aye Captain, Tamar River Cruise

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Launceston Museum

Last week we were in Launceston staying in a place about 2 kilometres, or one mile, from the Cataract Gorge, which in itself is something else. It was a similar distance to the city centre from where we were staying. This allowed us to do a bit of exploring during the days when we didn’t ride.

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Chainsaw Wood Carvings Campbell Town

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Campbell Town Bridge

On Sunday we left Launceston and made our way South to Hobart.

We started out on the Midland Highway out of Launceston which runs through the centre of the state. It should have been a straight forward two and a half hour trip, but when we got to a place called Campbell Town we hung a left and headed out towards the east coast.

That left turn became 60 kilometres of blacktop which I thoroughly enjoyed, although The Pilion might say otherwise 🙂

We came out at a little seaside town called Swansea, where we turned right and followed the coastal route down to Orford and then on to Hobart.

As a result our two and a half hour trip became more like six and a half hours, but it was well worth the detour.

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Sandstone Bridge Circa 1823, Richmond

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The Drunken Admiral Indeed, Hobart

We are still in Hobart, and will be until Sunday, before we make our way back north again. There we will spend a night in Devonport before we board the Spirit of Tasmania again to make our way back to the northern states.

Not sure how I’m going to go for Internet access next week but I will endeavour to do another post if I can.

Cheers

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12 responses

  1. Bob

    Tasmania looks like a very cool place! Funny how you look at that toilet sign with humor, but I’ll bet the women take it seriously. I know my wife does, and she’s always right! (-:

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    March 9, 2016 at 1:49 AM

    • Spotted another sign a week or so ago in a park that said “Please don’t leave your cigarette butts on the ground because the sea gulls are getting cancer”.
      Very subtle but gave you a laugh at the same time 🙂

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      March 9, 2016 at 6:47 PM

  2. Tassie is such a great place, just love it. Great photos here, especially love the one of the toilet sign! 🙂

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    March 9, 2016 at 8:11 AM

  3. chammann

    How cruel of you to end with a partial shot of what I assume is an old Indian! Love them!

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    March 10, 2016 at 3:34 AM

  4. SonjaM

    Good stuff, Ghost. And I sure like the Tasmanian sense of humour.

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    March 10, 2016 at 4:00 AM

  5. That’s the best kind of detour! Looks like a lovely trip. Thanks for sharing when you can. 🙂

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    March 17, 2016 at 4:52 AM

  6. LB

    Love that bridge! Are you all riding with other bikers, then? or are these just folks you are meeting along the way?

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    March 28, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    • Hi Laurie, for the first 3 weeks there were 14 of us on 8 bikes. The pillion and I have since split from the group and are meandering our way home. We have met some other riders along the way, but just in passing

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      March 28, 2016 at 9:34 AM

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