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Day 20

Pelican to Devonport to Bass Strait

overcast 14 °C

Day 20
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.

We stopped at Sheffield. The town where most buildings have murals painted.

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.

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.

We settled in our porthole cabin and headed across the Strait, watching the harbour lights disappear.

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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