2006 Ulverstone Ulysses AGM Ride - Day 6

 

 

Wednesday, 08 March 2006: Ulverstone - Beaconsfield - Launceston - Ulverstone

Today's plan was to do the Tamar Valley and come home via Launceston. Heading east along the coast we visited Port Sorell then headed toward Exeter relying on Therese to do the navigating. I was instructed to turn right at a particular road number and having done so, the next sign gave a hint that we appeared to be heading in the wrong direction. Stop, check the map, road numbers mixed up so, just like a ride at home, u-turn and back the way we came. Here comes a white Goldwing; bye Bill and Mary, I’m sure we will catch up with them tonight. From Exeter up to Beauty Point then back across the Tamar, north, east, then south back to Launceston.

Therese spotted wild blackberries growing along the fence lines and wanted some, We stopped so Larry and she could have a fruit picking session. The wild apples are out of the question though unless someone can identify them 200m in advance. The best laid plans always seem to go astray and we arrive in Launceston too late for the city tour and too late for the Boag’s Brewery tour, so we did our own city tour of the old buildings and fascinating architecture. Then it was out to Cataract Gorge for a look around and a walk then back up the Tamar valley to Exeter and headed for Ulverstone.

On the way down, eagle eyes Larry had spotted tree stump carved in the shape of a bull, so that had to be found. No one actually believed him but sure enough, we found and photographed it, a big red carved bull. We soon learned that Larry could actually spot better than an eagle. After a bit of fun through the mountains again, we arrived back in Ulverstone and later caught up with Bill and Mary when they followed Clint’s instructions to find us.

 

 

  • Our camp, beats bringing your own tent Our camp, beats bringing your own tent
  • Beaconsfield (Gold) Mine and Heritage Centre Beaconsfield (Gold) Mine and Heritage Centre
  • River Tamar at Beauty Point River Tamar at Beauty Point
  • Batman Bridge over the River Tamar Batman Bridge over the River Tamar
  • Crossing the River Tamar Crossing the River Tamar
  • East Tamar Highway toward Launceston East Tamar Highway toward Launceston
  • Picking wild Blackberries Picking wild Blackberries
  • Coming into Launceston Coming into Launceston
  • Building in Launceston Building in Launceston
  • Cararact Gorge Reserve Cararact Gorge Reserve
  • Cararact Gorge Reserve Cararact Gorge Reserve
  • Cataract Gorge Reserve Cataract Gorge Reserve
  • Chainsaw carved Bull Chainsaw carved Bull
  • Rolling hills and farmland near Devonport Rolling hills and farmland near Devonport
     

 

 

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