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Coles Bay - Day 3

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Still windy, cool and cloudy with a forecast maximum of 18 degrees.

Today we had a lazy morning and decided to drive down to Swansea after lunch. One of the reasons for going to Swansea was to get some Bio Magic for the holding tanks, which is available from Morris' Store. On the way we stopped at the Lookout near the Devil's Corner vineyard for some photos of Moulting Lagoon with the Hazards in the distance. We also stopped at the Wye River where a local had added a sign observing that the Wye river is bigger than a creek - but not much in my opinion. At Swansea we had a drive around checking out the sights, looked at the dump point which is better than the one at Bicheno, then had a coffee at the Bark Mill before returning to Coles Bay.

Moulting Lagoon and The Hazards from Devil's Corner

Moulting Lagoon and The Hazards from Devil's Corner

Devil's Corner Vineyard, north of Swansea

Devil's Corner Vineyard, north of Swansea

Wye River - not much bigger than a creek!

Wye River - not much bigger than a creek!

Morris' General Store at Swansea, Circa 1838

Morris' General Store at Swansea, Circa 1838

Looking south from Swansea

Looking south from Swansea

The Hazards from Swansea

The Hazards from Swansea

Schouten House B & B at Swansea

Schouten House B & B at Swansea

Back at camp we spent Happy Hour chatting to our neighbours, Noel and Bronwyn in the caravan behind us. They are from Iluka on the Clarence River in New South Wales, and are visiting Tassie to see their son and grand-children who had recently moved to Launceston from Yamba - across the Clarence River form Iluka. They have now done more than 100,000 kms in their caravan so we compared notes on our travels. Noel was a former NT Policeman who spent time in Katherine and Kakadu - interestingly he had a former Police colleague that ran a truck and bus wrecking yard up a back road in Katherine in the 1970s - Neil and Sandra will remember that place in 1978!

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