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.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Bothwell 6 January 2008

After having a last look at Oatlands, we set off in gale force winds and were blown up the Derwent to Bothwell, through country still suffering from drought. Heather has a theory that is probably how the seagulls landed in Oatlands. BLOWN IN! Bothwell is yet another historic village full of Georgian houses, pubs, shops and churches. Peter had a drink at the local pub and joined the publican, a couple of customers and a dog to cheer the final minutes of Australia winning the cricket! Free camped at the showground, which was a relief as it was out of the WIND! Interestingly this was a Scottish settlement, founded in 1820 and lots of Scottish history is to be seen. The street signs have a tartan background and there was a weaving shop where they wove a tartan designed for Tasmania.


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