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Rod and Mavis

Beautiful Tassie

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Greetings all.

We are in Tassie for two months and have had a remarkable experience that I/we would like to share with you all.

Camps 5 Tassie camp# 235 Wynyard Show grounds.

Check out the following pictures, the motor home pics were just to make Rod feel better but the sign is quite blunt to say the least.

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We did stay in the show ground as we arrived a little late to look for alternative accommodation.

8pm a security bloke knocked on the door to tell us that Wynyard council forbid caravans from staying here,but he would turn a blind eye if we left in the morning.

How good is this. You can bet your ba..s excuse me that the council and Tourism Tas will be getting a blast with an explanation required from both.

Will keep you all posted.

Apart from that this place is absolute paradise and we are loving it.

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Ah! Tassie, what a top place, It is a bit like go-ing OS,

Our favourite butchers are Sharmans at Wivenhoe, and for something completley different Morrilla vine yard north of Hobart, we love Tassie and could prattle on for days.

Enjoy,

Tom and Jackie :thumbsup:

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Well This has gotta beat all.

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The attached picture is of a dump site cum water fill site cum public toilet with garbage disposal facility at Smithton in the North west of paradise that is not in Camps 5.

Along with all this there was relatively cheap diesel in Smithton as well.

Just gotta tell you about the toilet, we know it is not exactly a great topic of conversation but this one had to be seen to be believed.

Imagine if you will a toilet block with flashing lights on the outside to inform as to its current status.

Ok vacant was flashing,so the door was slid open and you walk inside and slide the door shut. Beside the door are more flashing lights one with the prompt to lock the door, you press it and unlock it if you press the other .

A message then tells you verbally that the door is locked and you have exactly 10 minutes to complete your business.

Then believe it or not music is piped through the bunker.

I was very concerned at the 10 minute message and made very sure that any reason to be in there was completed long before the allotted time, god only knows what could happen if you exceded your allocated ablution time. Images of the floor opening up or a massive vaccuum drawing you into the sewer system of Smithton flashed before my eyes.

Seriously this was a great amenity the likes of which we have never seen before.

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Rod and Mavis,

Sounds like you are having a great time. I believe you will get a shower if you stay in over your allocated time.

cheers :shades:

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Sounds like you may not want to come home.Laurie & Helen may be right if that loo is like the ones in Paris after every use it self cleans. Good idea but the next person has to walk into a wet loo?? Keep enjoying yourselves.

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Hi Rod and Mavis,

Glad to hear you are having a great time.

We ran into quite a few "Motorhome Parks" in WA. I think we will see them become more and more popular. We did see on some of the signs that caravans were allowed "upon request" and this usually meant we were given the "be self contained and collect all your waste water" lecture.

Interesting to see pics of motorhomes not doing the right thing though.

We also saw a few of those Eco Toilets on our trip. Someone (who will remain nameless) was saying they were sitting very still have a few quiet moments to themselves and contemplating their wonderful trip, when they suddenly heard a voice "We have detected no movement for several minutes, and the door will open in 30 seconds !" I believe there was a mad scramble to become decent in record time !!

....and no, it wasn't anyone from our van. :laugh: :shutup:

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Hi Rod & Mavis,

Good to hear that you are enjoying yourself. We are booked to depart on 5 April, returning on 29 May after that who knows as long as we make it home by Early October. We are looking forward to the Tassie leg of the trip and if you are still around we may bump into you.

Brian & Dawn

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Hi Brian & Dawn

We unfortunately leave the Apple Isle on the 17th of April bound for the big island.

Our trip so far has been superb. I am writing this parked outside the Derwent Bridge Hotel. We pulled in for a cleansing ale and were told that we could stay in the car park for the night so we did and had a few more cleansing ales.

The weather here has been chilly to say the least. Driving from Strahan today there was snow on the mountains above about 1000m and sleat on the car as we drove. Bring your winter woolies and make sure that the diesel heater is working well it has been cold even at this time of year.

You will love it,the scenery is just indescribable.

All the best. :thumbsup:

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Hi Rod & Mavis

That drive down the west coast is just beautiful, isn't it !

What is the overall length of your setup?....that just allowed you on the ferry?

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G`Day Rod & Mavis

Sounds like you are having a ball down there. Isn`t the scenery down the West Coast magnificent?

Have they recently lengthened the Pieman Ferry,when we where there in 2007/8 we only just squeezed on with the small van.Even then the back end was hanging over the edge. :confused1:

Cheers

Rick & Lea

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Greetings all.

The Fatman ferry at Corinna has a length limit of 9 meters from car front hub. For some strange reason they only took the length to the hub of the front van axle. Consequently the rear wheels were on the ferry ramp and the driver was not too happy but he was the one that measured it :-). Oh there is a 6.5 ton weight limit also.

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