Wednesday, January 09, 2008

On pleasure bent again


Yes, it's nearly time for us to hit the road! On Saturday we will jump in our car and head on down the highway towards Melbourne (around 8 hours).


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We'll overnight at my parents' house and the next day take my 'baby' brother Bill out to lunch with his partner Kate in celebration of his 32nd birthday. We haven't seen them since September, so it will be lovely to catch up. After a leisurely lunch we'll say our farewells and head down to Station Pier, from where the ferry to Tasmania departs.


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Romily is a little excited about sleeping on the 'big boat' - it should be interesting - we're in a four-berth cabin for the overnight voyage. Once we arrive in Devonport we'll hit the road again, this time for a three-hour journey down to Hobart.


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After stocking up on supplies we drive a little bit further to a little hamlet on the coast called Kettering, from where we catch yet another ferry - this time it's only a 7-minute journey! Another 45 minutes later and we will arrive in the picturesque Adventure Bay.


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It's like stepping back in time and we can hardly wait to get there. We have 10 days in Tasmania and we're really looking forward to it.

I've been sewing like a woman possessed, but unfortunately have run out of time to post all my finished projects! I'll be sure to photograph them all before they're wrapped and packed for the journey and post some pictures at my leisure upon our return in around two weeks' time.

10 comments:

Leah said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful - have a great time!

Cathy said...

have a wonderful time - it sounds like a great trip.

I love Kettering - it holds a lot of memories for me. My brother lived around there for a while, and I remember a fantastic dinner at the Kettering pub.

Enjoy

Joyce said...

What a wonderful trip. Enjoy!

de vliegende koe said...

Enjoy your wonderful trip!! Wish I could jump in the trunk!

Patti said...

Have a wonderful time! We'll miss you but look forward to seeing pictures of your trip.

anne bebbington said...

Have a wonderful break - after your hectic year you certainly deserve it!

Helen said...

Have a safe trip Lily. Love the maps in your post! Very cool!

ingrid said...

Have a lovely holiday. It sounds like an adventure just getting there!

Gabrielle said...

Bon Voyage Lily! Have a wonderful time - I'm sure you will!

Suzie Sews said...

wishing you an amazing time, be safe...