Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Coles Bay to Launceston

A longish day ahead.
Around 320km through National parks, back country roads, small towns, a pub in a paddock with a beer drinking pig and other delights.

We make an early morning visit to Freycinet National Park
Entry fees ($12Aus) are required for National parks here.

Wineglass Bay in the distance. No whales or dolphins at this time of the year.
 Cape Tourville Lighthouse has a gently graded walkway and board walk with sweeping views over the coastline.

The smell of smoke and charred wood lingers as we ride through the National park.

We head north to Friendly Beaches along the coastline of Freycinet National park.
 Soon we are off on winding roads over Elephant pass to St Marys and beyond.

 Through tin mining country near Derby...
and very twisty roads through the rain forests which required my full obedience to the 'no photos now' decree.
Our accommodation in Launceston - Alice's Cottages. Great welcome and helpfulness in abundance.
 Victorian workers cottages restored and made very comfortable.

 Complete with a friendly welcome from our host, Thomas.

Another great day on the road.

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