This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2000 Travels January 18

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Today was somewhat cooler, but very humid.

It was to be another driving day, targeting the Huon and D’Entrecasteaux  Channel areas.

We refuelled at Claremont first. Diesel has gone up to 78cpl.

We drove, via Kingston, to Kettering and checked out the departure times of the ferry across to Bruny Island; for future reference the ferry leaves at 9.30 and 11 am. We are not sure at this stage if we will go over and stay on Bruny Island, or maybe even do a day trip there. Have been over there before.

Backtracked a little to the township of Snug, then took the Snug Tiers Road, then the Snug Falls road. This latter one was unsealed, narrow, winding and became quite high up a hillside – quite tricky. We were able to park beside the track, and walk down to the Falls, which were still flowing.

It was a pleasant downhill walk for about a km. We ate our lunch down there – surrounded by a group from a youth camp, so it was not exactly quiet and idyllic!

Of course, what goes down….. the walk back to Truck was steadily uphill.

We then returned to Snug, and continued the drive down the Channel, with great views out to sea, followed the coast around through Cygnet to Huonville, and thus back to Hobart. Drove 142kms. It was another enjoyable day out around the superb Tasmanian coastline.

We bought two lots of cherries from roadside stalls. After I’d bought the first lot, decided we needed more, so we stopped at a second place. It is hard to have too many cherries!

Tea was the trophy chook, roasted, with vegies, followed by berries.

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