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"NO MORTGAGE . NO MOWING" - The Grey Nomad Journey of Keith and Frances Thompson

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Below you will find our latest Posts with photographs of all our latest travels.

….WHERE ARE WE NOW?

We are spending Feb 2019 to early March 2020 in Tasmania and basically touring most of the island.

After a Winter house sitting near St Helens we are continuing down the East Coast and then to the South.

The Blue route on the map represents our travels before house sitting and the red since leaving to continue our travels.

Tasmania 2019 Part1

  • Distance 1,684.34 km
  • Time 27 h 20 min
  • Speed 74.3 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 983 m
  • Climb 11829 m
  • Descent 11724 m
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May 8, 2019
Keith

Our 13 month Tasmania journey starts off the Ferry in Devonport and Part1 takes us to our Winter House Sitting near St Helens.

Tasmania Part2

  • Distance 1,044.91 km
  • Time 17 h 27 min
  • Speed 59.8 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 373 m
  • Climb 7070 m
  • Descent 7169 m
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October 8, 2019
Keith

After our Winter House Sitting near St Helens we travel down the East Coast to eventually work our way around to the Huon Valley and on to Bruny Island. We then returned to the Hobart area at The Lea Scout Camp before starting the third part of our Tasmanian adventure.

Tasmania Part3

  • Distance 474.36 km
  • Time 7 h 4 min
  • Speed 67.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
  • Peak 0 m
  • Climb 0 m
  • Descent 0 m
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December 9, 2019
Keith

The third part of our Tasmanian adventure: Leaving from The Lea Campground near Hobart we head for the West Coast and then complete our island tour through the central areas and back to the North East before departing for Melbourne on March 3, 2020.

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Lake Burbury

Lake Burbury

  December 30, 2019 to January 2, 2020Leaving Strahan after 10 days wasn't easy after such wonderful hosts as David and Julie who had shared their Christmas lunch with us but we had enjoyed a fantastic run of great weather for a total of 2 weeks between...

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Strahan – WCWR Part 2

Strahan – WCWR Part 2

  December 24, 2019Having travelled the "inner half" of the West Coast Wilderness Railway while in Queenstown we had already pre-booked this half for Christmas Eve. This time the journey was a leisurely 4 hours in the afternoon from a 2.15pm start.   ...

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Strahan – Macquarie Heads

Strahan – Macquarie Heads

  Above: Entrance Island, the gateway to Macquarie harbour.December 23, 2019Macquarie harbour, about 6 times the size of Sydney Harbour, is Tasmania's largest coastal estuary and the entrance is often referred to as "Hell's Gates" reflecting the wild water that...

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Strahan

Strahan

  December 20-30, 2019Having earlier decided to spend Christmas at Strahan we had booked a campsite at a private property on the outskirts of town. This proved to be a great spot and our hosts, David and Julie, are terrific people and ended up inviting us to...

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West Coast Wilderness Railway Part 1

West Coast Wilderness Railway Part 1

  December 19, 2019 The major tourist attraction in Queenstown is undoubtedly the WCWR; constructed (or re-constructed) between 1998 and 2002 this was a work in progress when we left Tasmania. Now operating 7 days a week with mostly original locomotives recovered...

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Queenstown 2 – Iron Blow and Horsetail Falls

Queenstown 2 – Iron Blow and Horsetail Falls

  December 18, 2019At the summit of the highway, before descending the 99 bends into Queenstown, are these two lookouts. The Iron Blow Lookout is a short drive off the highway along an old mining access road. This provides a sweeping view including through to...

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