This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

1999 Travels December 21

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We slept in until 8.30. A bit surprising, since we are back in an area of urban noise.

I did four loads of washing, including the bedding, at $1.60 a load. Both the amenities and the clothes lines are up on top of the hill, so I trekked up and down between loads. This place will keep up my fitness! It is hard work with a loaded washing basket. The windy hilltop is great for getting the washing dry.

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Our site at Berriedale Caravan Park – Derwent River in background

Went and bought a paper and read that. John washed Truck.

After lunch, we went for a bike ride, mostly along the suburban streets. We rode 7.5kms, so it was exercise but not a really pleasant ride.

Jon walked across to the bowls club and booked us in to play at 8.15am on New Years Day. That is NOT my idea of a great way to start a new year – and a new century!

John has been drafting letters to the Tasmanian authorities regarding tourism in the State, and his view that caravanners should be encouraged to visit. We have grown to feel that tourism here is heavily B&B oriented, and much more should be done to encourage visitors like us. John thinks that there could be a boat fare subsidy for caravanners who visit for an extended period – maybe two months or more.

When John went to print off his letters, the printer was playing up. After tea (rissoles, potato, salad, and the luxury item of fresh lychees), he decided to re-install the printer program on his computer, so un-installed what was there. Then he found that he’d wiped the printer installation disc clean and stored photos on it! Since we have plenty of blank discs, the reason why he did this is a mystery to all concerned!

That was the end of letter writing activity for the duration.

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