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Burnie - round trip to Dove Lake

Pouring rain would not dampen our spirits today - well not too much anyway !

Rain, rain, pouring rain. Possibly it will clear up by the time we get to Dove Lake.
Arriving at Dove Lake the weather is not improving, but being resilient, we set off to the Lake - still rugged up in our full waterproofs.

We have only ever seen the Lake in beautiful sunshine so this is a new experience - why not ?

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And then back to the Mountain Man's Chalet :-

the Mountain Man made his presence known-
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We also discovered Jo had a "little" secret !!!!!!
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Wombats don't bother with road rules, they know we will wait -
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And then back to Burnie to Dry out and warm up.

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Burnie - round trip to Stanley

The Nut

After a big day yesterday we opted for a short trip to Stanley to visit the famous Nut.

But not before the boys checked out some lovely legs in Burnie -
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Great opening hours -
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And then on to Stanley -

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Our mascot -
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Stanley : The Nut

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Steve enjoying his favourite Scallop Pie-
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Stanley township -
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A quick stop at Rocky Cape for some more photos on the way home to Burnie -
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Devonport - Burnie

Railton, Sheffield, Chudleigh, Burnie

First stop today was The Laneway Café Devonport for a delicious breakfast, then some photos with the Spirit before departing for Railton - home of Topiary, on to Sheffield - home of Murals, Chudleigh - home of Honey, and then some touring around before arriving into our lovely B&B at Burnie.

The Laneway Café -
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Somebody should lock up that bike -
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We have arrived -
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Gavin waiting to go -
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At the Bluff lookout -

Where's Wallyjo?
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Hold that bike -
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Topiary, Murals and BMW Male Topiary at Railton -

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Sheffield : Murals -
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Chudleigh - home of Honey and Nougat in Tassie : our very own Nougat had a lovely time here

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Bright to Melbourne

Last day on the Mainland

Leaving Bright this morning we toured down through Marysville and Healesville into Melbourne ready to board the Spirit for Tasmania.

Nougat playing hide and seek at Marysville

Nougat playing hide and seek at Marysville

The crew waiting for lunch at Marysville -
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Made it to Melbourne -
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Tassie's No. 1 Son returning home -
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On the Spirit ready to go -
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Aitch - recording the strapping down procedure -
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Port Macquarie to Bright - 5th & 6th April 2014

SATURDAY 5TH APRIL 2014
We left Port Macquarie bright and early Saturday morning, meeting up with Aitch & Jo at the Kew junction.
Today is basically a travel day, luckily the weather gods were good to us and the rain disappeared.
Although quite chilly and foggy it was still a very good ride to Denman, our Lunch stop where we met up with Pam and Gavin.
Everybody as in such a hurry to get on the road - no photos.
Except Nougat of course, who is always happy to pose.

Lunch Stop

Lunch Stop

Nougat - ready to go

Nougat - ready to go

A few stops along the way to stretch our weary bodies.
Quick stop

Quick stop

We arrived at Bathurst late afternoon, quick shower and down to Jack Doogans for dinner, followed by a walk around town, and a visit to the church of course -
The Tassie Crew

The Tassie Crew


The crew

The crew

SUNDAY 6TH APRIL 2014
A very early start today - on the road by 6:50am, very chilly but stunning riding in the early morning light
Stopping at Wyangala Resorvoir we were all glad of the break. The Roberts had to check their phones - of course !!
The Roberts !!

The Roberts !!

View from the Reservoir

View from the Reservoir

Beemers

Beemers

Continuing on the views were spectacular -

On the road

On the road


On the road

On the road

On the road

On the road

After a fuel stop at Gundagai we went on to Tumbarumba for a visit to 4bears café - Nougat was delighted and made some new friends.

Hello Mr Bear

Hello Mr Bear


Just a little Tea Cup

Just a little Tea Cup


Getting Cosy

Getting Cosy

Lets have a chat - How long have you been here ?

Lets have a chat - How long have you been here ?

Nougat

Nougat

And finally a stop at the Jugiong intersection where our friends had a rather nasty crash recently - after lots of inspection we are still not sure what could have happened here.
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We arrived at Bright at 5:00pm after a very long day.
A quick change and we were over at the Bright Brewery for some pre-dinner drinks, followed by dinner at the local Indian Restaurant.

Over 1100 kms so far - and that's just the beginning.

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