Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

George Town 22 - 25 November 2007

Drove across to George Town for a festival and to attend a CMCA Rally. George Town is a small settlement on the coast with an initial impression of a non-descript town, however it was the founding settlement for Tasmania, although many the early buildings have been destroyed. Surprisingly the town was laid out by Governor Lachlan Macquarie and the main street is Macquarie Street crossed by Elizabeth Street! The town has a huge park in the middle of town where the CMCA rally was held! Approximately 60 motorhomes. It is the first rally we have been to and we are not really keen to go to them as we feel too young to be true Grey Nomads! It seemed to be true that most of the members on the rally were 10 - 30 years older and there is a generational gap! Never the less it was enjoyable, especially catching up with other travellers and older Tasmanians educating us on their language and attitudes! The festival was fun with different boat displays and a milk carton raft race. It was almost overshadowed by the spectacle of a huge tanker carrying a large oil rig off to Singapore. It passed by and the jazz band struck up an appropriate tune but they gradually stopped playing as their attention was lost!
We still find coincidences seem to be the order of travel and they no longer blow us away! We were to follow up mutual friends we have not seen for 10 years in Launceston and decided to ring them when we got there. Whilst in George Town, Heather bumped into them in the shopping car park. It turns out they moved in May. We would have missed them! Enjoyed afternoon tea with them.


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