Je joue la faineante :-) J'ai demande a Mickael de me decrire notre parcours, depuis Launceston, (sud de l'ile), ou il est venu me chercher a l'aeroport (en retard comme d'habitude !!! ;-) jusqu'au nord, Penna, ou il reside (vers Hobart). Desolee pour ceux qui ne parlent pas anglais... Vous pourriez faire un petit effort quand meme ! Ahahahahh
THANK YOU MICKAEL !!!
We left the airport at Evandale and travelled west towards Cradle Mountain. We stopped at Sheffield (the town of murals) to buy food. We arrived at Cradle Mountain at approximately 6.30 pm. Tea in the car. Rain. It rains 200 days a year at Cradle Mountain!
The next morning. you guessed it! more rain!! We left Cradle Mountain mid-morning, and drove west through the towns of Waratah, Savage River (iron ore mine) and stopped for lunch on the Pieman River at Corinna (an old gold mining settlement). Here we took the car across the river on a ferry called the "Fatman". It is called "riding the fatman across the pieman". Then on through the mining town of Zeehan to the fishing village of Strahan where we camped next to Ocean Beach for the night. Great sunset! Fish & chips for tea on the wharf at Strahan.
The next morning we drove to Queenstown which is another mining town. Here they mine zinc and copper. The hills are bare - the pollution from the mining smelter killed all the trees many years ago. Only recently has the vegetation started to grow back. The local people in Queenstown prefer the bare hills because the landscape is popular with the tourists. In the early afternoon we headed east, through the rugged terrain of the west coast of Tasmania. We stopped over for a short while at the Franklin River which is very famous in Australia as the conservationists successfully demonstrated against a hydro dam being built in the 1980's. We also visited Lake St. Clair, which is the deepest lake in Australia. We camped for the night at Brady's Lake. There are many good trout fishing lakes and rivers in this area. Wedges and beer at the Bronte Park Chalet for the evening meal.
The next morning we continued our drive towards Hobart through the towns of Tarraleah (old hydro village), Ouse, Hamilton, New Norfolk, Bridgewater, Richmond and then... Penna!! Yay!! (cultural centre of south-eastern Tasmania - small joke). That's all for now folks!!!
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Rien a raconter d'interessant. Mickael a recu une famille d'Autrichiens. Ce fut le souk pendant quelques jours. Peut etre trop pour moi. Entre l'ennui de rester enfermee a la maison (temps maussade) et l'environnement bruyant, je decide de partir. A vous de trouver a present ou je suis.