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2018 Tassie Cruise - 08/03-13/03 (All states)

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Seems like a question for Google haha

 

I'm going to wash my car, go to the gym and maybe do a few Hobart laps, then get some fuel.

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26 minutes ago, Puffwagon said:

The missis reckons you should go for a walk down Salamanca.

Ask her if she knows the blockie route haha

 

Car is washed and parked out the front of the gym drying. At the gym (there's three new ones in this area of Tasmania since I was last in Hobart in Nov '16, including this one):

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The one wayers are annoying, to say the least...

 

I drove past the travelodge and it had been evacuated haha

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Here it was drying in nice and warm Hobart night weather:1fjJ9yC.jpg

 

And after the wheels wiped down and a half arse effort on chamois'ing (left a few bits wet to dry without my help; spot-free rinse FTW!):

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That corner has been through a few car park wars... Oh well.

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Upsey Daisy guys - Battery Point in Hobart looking good ...

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We got in much earlier last time (cruise last year) so had a good look around Salamanca that trip Puff - ended up having dinner in trendy North Hobart  :beerchug: 

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Another excellent quality day of driving done :spoton:

Before going further south, stopped in Swansea for this photo and some fuel:

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Then later on we walked up Wineglass Bay Lookout in Freycinet National Park:

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Decent hike and scenery :)

 

Then up to Bicheno for lunch (I'm sure Gary has good pics) and then up around some twisties in the region which may or may not have some stories to tell about it at a later time :P

 

Got back to where we are staying tonight a bit late, but a quality BBQ dinner and some of the above made it all better :)

 

Last day of quality Tassie roads tomorrow. :drivingalong:

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Hello Good Morning Hello Good Morning How Are We Today ...

 

Much thanks to Matt for letting us stay at his folks place :spoton: 

This is the view from his back patio this morning ... 

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yes - there is a short path leading to the beach lower left - he has his own private beach ...

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On 10/03/2018 at 10:08 PM, Rab said:

Was going to sleep.....

 

I hear those sounds in my sleep also after 18 years of installing them :wild:

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used to hear them in my sleep to after setting them off when they install them into air con ducts, then when we do maintenance on them dust blows down the ducts. hehehe

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Bye Tasmania for now:

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And home to Melbourne as we are about to disembark the ship. Was a great trip. Will add more later.

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So what a long weekend - OMG I kid you not - I had to keep the air-con on just to dry away the sweat from my palms for fear of steering wheel slipping through my hands (mind you it was 31 deg C on the West Coast of Tassie at one time).  After I got off the Spirit of Tassie had to rush straight in to work as had a customer engagement all day so only now putting fingers to keyboard.

 

I'd like to thank @Rab, @k31th and @YLD127 for making it a fun filled long weekend, great mates, spirited cars, phenomenal roads and rare blue sky balmy weather in Tassie :thumbsup:  This time we a good number of new roads we hadn't done on the East Coast and some faithful challenging West Coast twisties that we loved so much in Nov last year we had to do again.  Tassie really turned on the weather for us - made for some awe inspiring scenery we'd not seen before due to overcast clouds and rain previously - like mountain ranges just rising up as you come over the hill and lake vistas that reminded much of South Island New Zealand and Swiss Interlaken.

 

Gotta hand it to YLD127 for letting us stay at his place on the East Coast - farrk me was that holiday shack an awesome sleeper - if he told us earlier it has such panoramic views of Freycinet and Marie Island and its OWN private beach I would have suggested farrk stayin in Hobart and let's just base ourselves out of YLD's shack :nod: 

 

Thanks k31th for showing us the way - even with the myriad of let's say roads that did not stay sealed (well one of 'em was my doin :nono: ).  And Rab plying us with beers even when we knew we should not have had a coldie (like after comin back from the Wine Glass Bay Lookout 1 hr walk quite frankly totally dehydrated and then drank something to make us even more dehydrated but farrk at least it was cold ... :roflmbo: Well YLD - he supplied us shelter and used his local intuition for consistent picks for us to partake in Tassie home grown dining.

 

All up for me 2105 km over the 4 days and on this trip there was reasonable number of locations for 98 RON (though not for Strathgordon - we had to come almost all the way back to New Norfolk for fuel but that was expected).  I have not worked out the total vid footage yet but as a guide day 1 was about 149GB just from me alone.   I'll try to post up some more pics soon.  

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3 minutes ago, EvilDaifu said:

well one of 'em was my doin

I had a look at this road on Google Earth when I got home... there's a 5.2km stretch of unsealed and the rest of the 45km stretch is sealed and looks epic... Might be worth trekking it from the other side then doing a u-ey to repeat or braving the 5km reasonably slowly and separated to save on time.

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Absolutely brilliant long weekend.

 

Am jealous of @YLD127 taking the extra day - hopefully the trip back over on the boat is a good one.

 

Definitely the highlight of my year so far, already thinking about the next one ;)

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Just pulled in the driveway at home. What a epic drive. I finished with 3745 KLM and 9.7 lph.

Totally agree - the best trip so far. The XR6 Turbo is the one of the best touring cars around. Very happy with it's performance. Thanks guys. Can't wait for the next one.

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