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Day 20

Pelican to Devonport to Bass Strait

overcast 14 °C

Day 20
Monday
September 26
Pelican to Bass Strait
???km - Have to check – car is locked below decks
Cloudy - 6 to 14 degrees

Feeling a bit sad to be leaving Tassie. Trying to remember what we have done????

Now what to do with a day left and not miss the boat?

Casual drive down through more of the north country. Breathtaking views of farm scenery and mountain backgrounds.
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We stopped at Sheffield. The town where most buildings have murals painted.
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For lunch we zoomed back down the main road to Launceston. After another quick look at the monkeys, we headed north and a quick stop at Ashgrove Cheese, The Cherry Shed, a chocolate factory and some weird Antique shop in Latrobe that had 20 rooms full of dolls – some life size. It freaked me out like their souls were all captured and if you turned out the lights they would all come alive. I swear they were all looking at me. I was out of there quick smart.

When we caught the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne, we basically sat in the queue from 5pm for about an hour and a half. This time we decided to arrive later as they only start loading from 6pm. Out to Devonport Heads for a cuppa and watch the surfers, (the first I have seen in Tas), and a bit of a drive around.
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Then a walk to the shops for some dinner to take on board. We lined up just after 6 and we were on in ten minutes. Much better. A bit disappointed that we didn’t allow more time to have a look around Devonport. This car spot is much better. Last time we were on that upper raised platform.
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We settled in our porthole cabin and headed across the Strait, watching the harbour lights disappear.
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Tomorrow - The final leg home, I think????

Posted by peterjday 03:42 Archived in Australia

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Thanks for sharing the trip. I enjoyed it.

by Wendy

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