Tassie 2022

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.

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Home to Waygunyah

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. 

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Day 1 – Bass Straight Crossing.

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.

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Day 2 – Sydney/Devonport to Launceston

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.

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Day 4 – Launceston to Anson’s Bay

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.

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Day 6 – Swimcart Camp Loop

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.  

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