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Trip to Tasmania – Day 4

Devonport to Hobart – 290km along the West Tamar\ and Heritage Highways and a couple minor roads.

After 1750km through three states and crossing the Bass Strait by ferry we finally arrived in Tasmania at 7am. As you can see in all today’s three pictures the weather was not good at all, with over casted skies and some showers.

Disembarkation from the Spirit of Tasmania I was easy and quick and after going through the Tasmanian Quarantine inspection (yes, Tasmanians do not want nasty pests from the main land) the first thing we did was looking for a coffee shop for our daily dose of a couple espresso coffees (let me just say that the smell of instant coffee on board was unbearable!!!).

By 8 o’clock we were on the road through country Tasmania heading south-east to Launceston. The first stop was at Brady’s Lookout near the little town of Rosevears. The view over the Tamar Valley was superb, even in over casted weather. The main posting is a view of the valley facing north. In WS1 is another view of the same valley, taken at the top of the lookout and facing south.

The Tamar Valley is a picturesque valley located north-west from the northern city of Launceston on either side of the Tamar River, which is Australia longest navigable tidal estuary, meandering for approximately 58 km through the heart of high-yielding vineyard country.

In WS2 is a view at the time of entering the mouth of the Mersey River in Devonport at 6:30 am.

Finally, those interested in Australian history can click on the Brady’s Lookout link and read about one of the early Europeans settlers of this country.

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Additional Photos by Antonio Ribeiro (ribeiroantonio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4685 W: 455 N: 6473] (22730)
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