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Reply #40 - Mar 8th, 2018 at 2:13pm

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!  AS WELL AS A FABULOUS DAY!!!

One good thing about Tassie, you don’t have to drive too far to find another camp.  Today we drove 30 kilometres.

This free camp is at Midway Point above Preservation Bay near Sulphur Creek and what a place.  Can stay here free for 48 hours and it is magnificent.

A few fellow travellers here but still plenty of room for more.

We are surrounded by Little Penguin Rookeries so maybe will see some come ashore tonight.
 

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Reply #41 - Mar 8th, 2018 at 3:41pm

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Derek wrote on Mar 7th, 2018 at 9:14am:
TBF wrote on Mar 7th, 2018 at 7:58am:
Keep the photos coming Derek.
Been there 6 times, but never to do any touring.



Are you still planning on coming down this year???

Doing a bit of housekeeping today so planning on doing nothing.


That was the plan.
Hetty's folk are moving in April and their health has not been too good.
Having trouble getting her out in the van for any lengthy period of time.
May find I get away with the camper trailer on my own for a few short trips.

We do have a planned trip overseas in October.

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Reply #42 - Mar 12th, 2018 at 3:43pm

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Staying in the amazing town of Stanley or “The Nut” as they like to call it around here.

A few years back they filmed parts of the movie “Light Between Oceans” here.

This is a preview.



Staying at the local Self Contained RV Park where we are charged $8 a night or $40 for a week.  The place has bins and fresh water with a dump point less than a kilometre away.

May move on in the morning but may stay a bit longer.  Will work that out when we wake up.  Grin

Bought some fresh Blue Eye Trevalla for dinner.
 

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Reply #43 - Mar 13th, 2018 at 4:14pm

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Coffee with scones, jam and cream and look at the view from the window.
 

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Reply #44 - Mar 13th, 2018 at 4:15pm

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Today we tried to get to the north west top of Tassie.  The bitumen petered out and after a few kilometres of dirt there was a gate across the road with all sorts of threatened with prosecution if you proceed any further so had to turn back.

Not that far from there though is a place called Montagu that has this amazing camp on the waterfront.  As you can see it is actually a bush setting but right on the coast.

Back in Stanley as we went to the chemist to get a script filled however he didn’t have it so ordered and arriving tomorrow.
 

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For me this photo has the potential as a bird watcher to be my best from Tasmania.

These are Cape Barren Geese.  Once on the endangered list but now breeding well again since they stopped the killing of them for sport and food.  Overall there was about a hundred in this flock.

I have seen photos and videos of them but this is the first time in the wild.

Was quite excited when I saw them.
 

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Reply #46 - Mar 13th, 2018 at 4:20pm

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Fish n chippies on the waterfront for an early dinner.

Doesn’t get much better than that
 

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Saw this amazing oak tree covered in acorns today in Smithton and couldn’t resist a photo.
 

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Reply #48 - Mar 14th, 2018 at 7:40pm

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Spent the day wandering around the town of Smithton and are tonight staying at the free RV Camp at Tall Timbers.

No facilities at all and you need to be self contained as no waste water is allowed on the ground.

This is part of the Tall Timbers Hotel Complex.  http://www.talltimbershotel.com.au/

Tomorrow we plan to start towards the Cradle Mountain district and they have forecast snow early next week.

Exciting times ahead.
 

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Reply #49 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 9:42am

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Just be aware that here in Tasmania chemists will not accept prescriptions from out of state for some medicines.

We require two types of a particular medicine that doctors cannot prescribe more than a months supply at a time.

Before we left home we arranged with our doctor, the same as we have when previously travelling to fax through a prescription to a nominated chemist.  Has always worked well.

But not here in Tasmania.

Chemist initially thought it would be ok however found out he was not able to do it.  Had to visit a local doctor here in Tasmania.

Must admit the chemist was very good and even made an appointment for us so into the doctor we go.  All good and prescriptions provided. 

Back to the chemist however on the way realised it was only for two weeks supply so back to the doctor again.  Receptionist spoke to the doctor on the phone and we were told that the doctor had to get approval to supply a months worth.

Doctor told receptionist he would redo the script and receptionist told us they would fax it to the chemist.  Got confirmation at 5.30 that the script had been faxed through.

Now this all started on Tuesday morning and we are now up to Wednesday night.

Thursday morning thinking all is good we packed up and were planning to pick the scripts up and head for the mountains.

Nope, not going to happen.  Phone call from the chemist saying one of the scripts was wrong.  Chemist had spoken to the doctor who was redoing again and it would be faxed through.

We sit and wait and about 3.00 pm get a phone call from chemist saying the script didn’t come through. He rang the surgery and the doctor had left for the day and forgot to do it. 

Chemist spoke to another doctor explaining what had happened and this doctor was rewriting the script.

Now the next bit of drama.  The chemist had found out he didn’t have enough stock to fill all the scripts, however new stock was being delivered this morning.

So, we sit and wait for a phone call from the chemist to come collect everything and hopefully we can be on our way.

Then we have to do this all again in a months time so we will be heading back here to Smithton where the doctors and chemists now know us and should be able to do things much better.

A comedy of errors really but everyone has been so nice about it but what a week.
 

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