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.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Huonville 15 December 2007

Continued to explore lots of little bays and towns. There are not many people in the area. Spent some time at Cygnet as we will be going there for a music festival in January. We decided that we will enjoy staying there!
Drove on to Huonville and found a very pretty spot on the river. Still cold outside but we had a fish and chip meal on the water on a café pontoon. Very nice out of the wind and inside baking in the sun. It was the same method one applies to finding a warm spot in winter! Not much warm weather so far!
Discovered one of THE delights of Tasmania in Huonville. Fresh RASPBERRIES!!!! And so cheap! $3 a big punnet - wonderful bowls of them with a little sugar and a big dollop of Greek yoghurt!!! The locals are saying it has been one of the best seasons for them because of the dry weather!
Explored another section of coast down to Southport with the weather still very grey and windy. Stopped for a Xmas parade and fete in a little town called Dover. Lots of small town people genuinely enjoying very little except lollypops and Santa on a fire engine! Would not work in Sydney! Travelled in through the forest roads and saw some wonderful lush areas of ferns and moss on a little narrow track.
We don’t know why, but there seems to be more hoons and yobbos in Tassie, who delight in reeving their hotted low slung cars, with their ‘doof doof’ music blaring. When we were driving around some bush tracks we came across 3 cars hooning, skidding and doing burn outs, spraying dirt and gravel everywhere! Someone had ripped out the steel posts that protected a picnic area and proceeded to tear up the grass doing ‘wheelies’ – not an uncommon practice!


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