This morning I was awake at 5:15, that is just not right! It did mean however that we were at the place that had Internet available just after 8:00 with the camper already packed and ready to go. After sending off a batch of posts we bought supplies, went back for the camper and left Huonville.
Between the cyborg and Alex the drive through Hobart wasn’t bad but it is a bit disconcerting when the cyborg suddenly just drops out and reverts to the “welcome” screen because it’s decided to change from country to city mode. As we left the city I commented that most people won’t believe we were so close to Hobart yet didn’t visit MONA nor Port Arthur but we preferred the tranquillity and beauty of the rainforest areas.
On our way up the east coast we stopped for a break at a cafe in Orford which was covered in sporting memorabilia including a Michael Jordan T shirt, life sized model of a horse given to some racing identity, heaps of Dawn Fraser stuff, Commemorative flags from US Open wins by Tiger Woods and Geoff Ogilvy. So much stuff and we don’t know why.
I enjoyed watching a man taking multiple photos of his wife and himself using a camera on a pole then using an ipad. Changed days, 10 years ago he would have had an SLR with tripod and self timer.
Tonight we have a campsite in the Freycinet National Park and as soon as we arrived and started setting up we were visited by Wrens. They are so cheeky a female even checked out my left over pasta when it was sitting on the table. A Grey Shrike Thrush also came to visit which was lovely. One came to visit us when we were sitting on a rock on the floor of King’s Canyon.
We’ve had a walk along the beach, found a live Conefish and a very dead Stingray. We also saw ducks feeding in the water, I thought ducks only ate things in fresh water but they were dabbling away and obviously getting a good feed of something.