Tasmanian Tour - Day 10

Tasmanian Tour - Day 10

By Max Seebohm

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Breakfast and loading and off again for our last day of touring on the island. First stop was the town of Stanley. A tour of the town and sights with a few photo stops and then off to The Nut. Here we were able to enjoy a chairlift ride to the top for wonderful views of the area for the ones that were game. Then it was a tour of the boating area and also a look at the other side of the Nut. Then a drive along the coast to Table Cape to view coastline and rich farming land. The paddocks had been cleared of the tulips but we were able to see poppies growing and pyrethrum and also peas.

Morning tea at the lighthouse viewing place was great, a very popular viewing place by the number of cars that were there. Onto Burnie via Wynyard to the Makers Workshop where we learnt about paper making, our guide was able to give us lots of information. Various models were displayed for us to see. Even a dress knitted from paper was on a model on display. We were also able to watch a girl weaving baskets from old ropes in various colours. A well stocked souvenir and craft shop also.

The small restaurant was overflowing when we all decided to have an early quick lunch. Local cheeses were able to be tasted and Hilliers Whiskey tastings were also an option. We had a few happy chaps when purchasing a couple of whiskey nips.

The rain started so we then went to Devonport via the coast. Calling into Penguin again then onto Devonport to Anvers chocolates. Here we saw the Belgium chocolate being made and were able to purchase some to take home or some had a lovely ice cream. The setting had a lovely rose garden to wander around, the size of some of the blooms were spectacular. Then it was off for a tour of the town of Latrobe where we were able to see where the recent floods had been. Going past the Wood chopping hall of fame also. We wound our way back into Davenport for a quick shop to get whatever was needed for the trip across Bass Strait then onto the Argosy Hotel for our early dinner Here we were able to also say our goodbyes and thanks to our guide Brian and our Tassie tour operators Bernie and Cindy. A couple of songs were sung by John and Tom and then off to the port for our home journey.

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