Overnight: Devonport Holiday Village
Weather: 6 degrees at Cradle Mountain
It was a short drive from Cradle Mountain to Devonport for our last night in Tassie. We set up camp then drove to Latrobe 10klm down the road. It was Easter Saturday and a few antique shops and galleries were still open. Robyn bought a nice handmade glass pendant. I followed Margy around a few shops hoping it would not be long before we stopped for a coffee.
Margy ignored the display of cement garden statues with the interesting sign but honed in on a row of tricycle planters! Oh No. Robyn bought a similar item 2 weeks ago in Huonville. Thorby could hardly contain his glee as I tried to find a spare spot to store it.
Margy also spent time in Reliquaire, this strange store it has 20 rooms stuffed to the ceiling with pricey collectables. It sells anything from do it yourself cheese kits to jewellery, nothing in there of interest to blokes.
While on the subject of strange, so were some of the people out for a stroll on this sunny Easter Saturday. A bloke pushing his bike with a pet duck in a cage on the back said he was taking it for a walk. A guy my age with a full set (beard and moustache), wearing a dress headed for the same public toilet I was. I did a U-turn.
And this couple, she appears to be wearing a period costume of some kind. All in all it was an interesting walk around this little village.
That night we met up with Dave and Joy Watson for an enjoyable dinner at a local restaurant, where we recounted of our adventures for the past 6 weeks. We have done so much it is hard to remember it all. Dave a past Olympic cyclist wanted to know all about the Tasmanian Trail, which now seems so long ago.
Oh well it is all over until next time. Early tomorrow we catch the Spirit of Tasmania for our 9 hour crossing back to the mainland. We will stay the night at the same van park in Melbourne then it is a two day drive back home stopping at Gundagai.