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Longford to Myrtle Park

Monday 10 February 2014

Forecast for today is sunny with a temperature range of 10 to 26 degrees.

We had no need to be up early today as we only have 55 kms to go to Myrtle Park, and with most of the packing up done yesterday before the storm there was no need to be on the road until 10:00 am at the earliest. We had a short detour to Evandale to empty the holding tanks, as the dump point at Longford is not easily accessible. Myrtle park has no 3G phone coverage and no TV coverage, so we will be relying on the satellite dish. Yesterday David sorted out our problems with the satellite dish - we have a broken co-axial cable connection in the back of our satellite box. We have never had more than a 60% signal, but now we have over 80%, albeit with a temporary fix. We will have to get a proper repair when we return home.

We have a booking at Myrtle Park for 4 days on a river front site with a fire-place - so we are carrying about 100 kgs of firewood in the back of the Navara that we bought before we left home - our local nursery will sell you fire-wood for $180 per tonne. Myrtle Park is about halfway between Launceston and Scottsdale in the North-East of Tasmania. We arrived at Myrtle Park at about 11:30 am and did a full set up. We are on site No. 8, which as well as a fire place has its own beach on St Patricks River.

Site 8 at Myrtle Park Campground

Site 8 at Myrtle Park Campground

Our beach

Our beach

Looking up river

Looking up river

Looking down river

Looking down river

Posted by TwoAces 17:38

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Very nice site. You could go fossicking in the creek.

by snowman3195

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