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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 1,515.38 km
  • Time 22 h 11 min
  • Speed 68.3 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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Policemans Point

Policemans Point

  February 16-19, 2020Leaving our old house sit for the last time we travelled Northwards to the Policemans Point Campground; this is the Northernmost camp in the Bay of Fires coastline and is a free camp in a Conservation Area with a Hybrid Toilet block and...

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Craggy Peaks

Craggy Peaks

  February 9-13, 2020Having lost the service of our diesel heater, and heading for our old house sit near St Helens to fit a replacement, we needed to find another campground with power as the nights are still a little cool. Craggy Peaks is a bit off the beaten...

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Oatlands Revisited

Oatlands Revisited

  February 6-9, 2020Keith stopped here in Oatlands last April when the weather was much worse than now so this time we have a chance to walk a little and explore.The camping area here is divided between lake front and a "paddock" opposite which between them can...

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“The Steppes” Central Highlands Tasmania

“The Steppes” Central Highlands Tasmania

February 5, 2020 "James Wilson became the Superintendent of Police for the region and moved into the new little cottage that was built as a police residence and station. From 1863 to 1975, there was always a Wilson living at The Steppes." This is the history of The...

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Tasmania’s Highland Lakes

Tasmania’s Highland Lakes

  February 3-6, 2020Our second day at Penstock produced a weather change which turned to snow, followed by our diesel heater failing! This necessitated a move to a site wth power and so we moved across to the Great Lakes Hotel, only about 25km away. Heating is...

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Waddamanna Power Station Museum

Waddamanna Power Station Museum

  February 3, 2020 Another 7 km from Penstock Lagoon is the descent down (above) to the Waddamanna Power Station. The first Hydro Power Station in Tasmania's now extensive scheme, Waddamanna A was commissioned in 1916 and in many ways was a pioneering effort. The...

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