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Day 42: Devonport – Hobart. Wednesday 9th June 2010

We were greeted by very cold weather coming off the ferry. Welcome back to Tassie!
We stopped in Campbell Town for morning tea and took some time to warm up, but there were no other stops and we headed straight home. The next few days will see unpacking, washing and sorting galore, but for the rest of today: a hot shower, reuniting with my kids and my cat, and sleeping in my own bed tonight!
Final day’s distance: 280km

Total trip distance: 11 278km

It has been a fantastic trip and I have many fond memories. Some of the images that will stay with me forever include the kites gliding in circles overhead and the red ant hill dotted all over the landscape. They looked like headstones, which seemed appropriate given the harshness of the country.
My worst accomodation: Waikerie – where we could hear the rats scratching in the ceiling all night – and camping in Threeways – no electricity in the bathrooms, very basic sites and facilities.
My favourite accomodation: Darwin :-)
Worst place: Tennent Creek
Favourite places: those that had the spectacular formations – Ubirr, Ayers Rock, King’s Canyon, Devil’s Marbles and Litchfield National Park.
I most enjoyed a new appreciation for, and realisation of the vastness of my country, and the multitude of new places and experiences I encountered.

Posted by Jo vanEmmerik 23:49 Archived in Australia

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