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Travel Plans for 2013

Draft Itinerary

Our ferry bookings were made some time ago as it is becoming more difficult each year to get large rigs on the truck decks of the Spirit of Tasmania. We leave Devonport for Melbourne on 11 May 2013 and return on 14 September 2013 (election day). After a brief visit to the Trailblazers factory for some minor work we plan to travel north via the Kidman Way and the Matilda Highway as far as Normanton. This will give us a taste of the NSW and QLD outback, and we will do a few side trips to Lightning Ridge and St George, Thargomindah and Quilpie, and Lawn Hill/Adele's Grove.

From Normanton we will head east to the coast before going north as far as Wonga Beach, before heading south generally via the coast with a detour to Glen Innes and Inverell. Some of the detours will allow us to do a bit of fossicking on the way - we caught the bug last year at Gemtree in central Australia. From Inverell we head back to the coast and follow the Pacific Highway and Princes Highway back to Melbourne.

Posted by TwoAces 17:23

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David and Di,
Welcome to the bigger island. Your itinerary has a very familar feel to it. Deja vu.
Marg and I are in Cloncurry and will be in Normanton next Tuesday.
Hopefully, our paths will meet, probably on the Gold coast.
Keep safe and keep your blog updated.

Your 'trailblazing' twin.


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