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Launceston to Launceston

Launceston to Launceston

On my second attempt to leave Launceston my route is better planned 🧭 I opt for a minor road (the old highway) which follows the newer Bass Highway. Not sure where I’m heading, just west! One place I’m interested in visiting is a town called, Bracknell. When my parents moved back from Ghana, we settled in Bracknell, Berkshire, England. So always nice to visit a name-sake. Gives one a direction ➑️ As I arrive in Bracknell an Aussie rules πŸ‰…

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Bridport to Launceston

Bridport to Launceston

Leaving the coastal town of Bridport, I head slightly inland to catch the Bridport Road eastwards to George Town. The road is relatively flat, with only a slight headwind 🌬️ As previously, road kill remains the theme of the day. A 20 to 30 kg lump of Wombat is going to stink, as does everything else! Fortunately, the weather is well into autumn, so not the hot days that would worsen it’s effects. I seem to be stopping every twenty…

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Weldborough to Bridport

Weldborough to Bridport

After a glorious two nights rest at the Weldborough Hotel 🏨 (camping though!), I’m pointed in the direction of a track that circumnavigates a lot of unnecessary road to Legerwood. It’s the most direct route I’m told. As before, I’m a tad weary of dirt tracks! Will the rear rack handle any more corrugations? But, as before, the adventurer in me sets off up the track …hmmmm! It starts with a salutary climb. I’m already off the bike and pushing…

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Hobart to Weldborough

Hobart to Weldborough

John escorted me to the perimeter of Hobart City. It was a genuine pleasure 😊 to follow someone without having to stop and browse a map. We still managed to get lost, though! Missing the turn-off for the Downing Point Bridge. The smaller of the two bridges πŸŒ‰ πŸŒ‰ spanning the Derwent River. I head towards Richmond and the eastern coast of Tassie. Richmond been an exceedingly pleasant town with many historic buildings. One could be mistaken for been in…

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Seven Mile Beach to Adventure Bay

Seven Mile Beach to Adventure Bay

Pat has been grand company, sad to say cheerio. Perhaps another time buddy? πŸ‘πŸ» I roll out in-trepidation from Seven Mile Beach campsite with new rubber beneath my wheels (tyres) and an air of something on the horizon. Another bicycle journey begins πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί I’ve a 25km cycle to Hobart city centre. My only obstacle been the Hobart bridge πŸŒ‰ There’s a cycle lane but it’s not very wide. I start cycling, but not for long as the side rail on…

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