Bored on Saturday, so I started looking at when the Easter and the April school holidays 2022 were on. Easter ended up being in the middle of the school break. So, I thought this would give us time to drive somewhere without the Easter bun fight, hunker down for long weekend then drive back. Initially we started looking up around Myall Lake, or maybe Lake Burrendong again.Continue reading “Tassie 2022”
A restless sleep, and when I look up my clock reads 5:30, Argh! A short while later Justine’s reads 6:37. What the! Then I look at mine again, 5:37, damn you daylight savings!!!!
I’m not going to get back to sleep, so by 6 (correct time) I’m up. We got most of the van finished yesterday and we even hitched up, so a few last-minute things I say goodbye and by 7:30 I’m off.Continue reading “Home to Waygunyah”
A nice, but checkered night sleep. I finally get up at 6:30 and have a coffee in the fresh of the morning looking at the river. While fresh, it was nowhere near cold enough to bother with the diesel heater.Continue reading “Grantham’s Bend – Day 1”
Well today did not work out as expected. When I woke up today, the plan was to work here for the rest of the day, spend one more night and leave early tomorrow morning. I’d planned to drive to a rest area or something maybe an hour or so out of Melbourne ready for the run in tomorrow afternoon.Continue reading “Day -1 Wahgunyah to Seymour”
So, a 5:30 start. It’s still dark, but as this seems to be a worker’s caravan park, there is a bit of movement around. As I’m still hitched up, it’s a quick getaway, and I’m on the road just before 6. Even at this hour as I get closer to Melbourne the traffic starts picking up. Fortunately, Campbellfield is right in the north of Melbourne.Continue reading “Day 1 – Bass Straight Crossing.”
A patchy sleep and after stirring several times, I wake at around 1ish and it surprisingly a lot calmer.
4:30 comes and the alarm goes off. I can see the lights of the Tasmanian coast through the window. Showered, and as the boat docks I get ready for the 5:30 disembarkment. Our deck gets called first and we head down to the vehicles. I’m a bit surprised when the crew guy points to me first to drive off. Dark and misty, I nervously navigate my way off the ship.Continue reading “Day 2 – Sydney/Devonport to Launceston”
A fresh, but nice sunny morning. At 7° I might need to put the heater on for 30mins or so tomorrow if it’s this cool again.
A relaxed start. We get out the portable solar panel to give the power system a bit of a boost. I’d like to camp as much as we can before the van parks have to start at Port Arthur.Continue reading “Day 3 – Tamar Day Trip”
Well I’m not sure you could get two different nights. It was so warm overnight I though we might have somehow turned the heater on. When we wake up it’s close to 20°
Up just after 7, and while we’re in no rush, it does take us ages to get ready. We take the opportunity to fill the tanks up and we’re not out of the campground till after 10.Continue reading “Day 4 – Launceston to Anson’s Bay”
We get up just before 8. Bacon and eggs off the Barby, then a shower. So nice to be able to do that while camping up.
Liam and I go out for a walk. There’s a sandbar just in front of the campsite that was isolated when we drove in yesterday, but as the tide must be lower we can walk out to it now.Continue reading “Day 5 – Anson’s Bay to Swimcart Beach”
Overnight, we’ve left the windows open a bit. I wake just before 6 and get a quick photo of the sunrise. With cloud cover on the horizon, we don’t actually see it rise till closer to 6:45.
Whilst it’s nice & warm in bed, if I had the heater remote I would have switched it on. Around 7, I get up, grab a coffee and head outside. Wow what a difference, outside in the sun with hardly any wind, it’s beautiful, really warm.Continue reading “Day 6 – Swimcart Camp Loop”