Bush Fires and Flooding!!
Strange smells, noises and cute, funny looking animals.
Tasmania is a beautiful island with an interesting history
The island has some amazing coast line and lots of bush unfortunately for us we arrived when the west of the island was suffering from wild bush fires closing a number of roads and the east was experiencing the worse flooding they’d seen in years. We had chosen to cycle down the east coast so as you can imagine we got very wet and had to stop in Bicheno for a day as the roads were closed all around us.
In between the rain we have seen some beautiful coastal views and met some lovely fellow cycle tourers.
The cycling has been hard as the island is very hilly, full of road kill and there are very few shops, cafes and accommodation on route, if this wasn’t bad enough it is a very expensive island especially compared to Asia and the internet access is very poor.
The highlight of our week was visiting Marie Island where we saw lots of wildlife including Wombats and the elusive Tasmanian Devil
There’s lots more information in our diaries section of the website.
Hope you are all well and we look forward to seeing you soon only 2 more months to go.
Pademelons all around our tent
who do you think you’re looking at?
hide me mummy
laughing kookaburra’s sitting in the old gum tree
windy and wet Maria Island with some stunning views – Painted Cliffs
Wombat, there were lots of them on Maria Island – so cute
Lilydale, a high street of about 5 houses
natural lake and pool area in the Cataract at Launceston
stools made from bike parts, Sydney harbour
very windy on Maria Island
What a beauty
Tea break, no flies on Gary.
Fairy penguin at Bicheno.
Painted Cliffs on Maria Island
Typical post box,
Mary poppins eat your heart out, Bicheno.
Ginette getting excited as she recognises stock names – so much choice
Is she calling me It?, Sydney harbour
Close up of our new cuddly wombat friend
a naff but free camping spot at the back of a pub in Triabunna
It is so funny cycling though English/Welsh town names
Lilydale, painted posts.
Blow hole at Bicheno
Our entertainment at breakfast in campsite at Bicheno.
Feeding Alapaca’s on the East Coast
Gary at bath time, pioneer lake.
Our friends Bharti and Pete in Sydney
crossing into Dorset, Tasmania
The road on the NE corner, turned into dirt track for 10 miles.
Ginette having lunch and keeping the flies off.
view from the coastal road East Tasmania
A family on Australia day