What better way to spend a weekend than going on a road trip!? Even more specifically… a road trip which includes penny farthing racing, waterfalls, wineries, gorges, cheese, camping and great company!?
A friend that I’ve made through my current help exchange family asked me if I fancied going north this weekend. I’d only just returned from my Bruny Island cycle tour and felt a little tired but I thought why not?
We set off from Hobart on Saturday morning with the aim of arriving at the ‘Evandale Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships’ in time to see some racing action. It was fantastic; so much fun. All the races were commentated on loud speaker – the excitement was almost too much! We were in awe of how steady they all looked and how fit some of the over 60’s and 70’s were, not to mention their fabulous outfits.
We camped at Lilydale Falls Reserve free camp site and spent the evening by the serene falls drinking wine, scoffing tasty food and having a good chat. Lovely.
Today we went for a beautiful walk around Cataract Gorge, just a few minutes drive from the city of Launceston, or Lonny to the locals. The rain ceased and the sun started shining just in time for our stroll.
Moores Hill winery was to be our penultimate stop of the weekend, up in the Tamar Valley wine region. Pure indulgence. Cheese, wine and hot chocolate – I’m loving life right now. Tasmania is slowly but surely winning my heart through my stomach.
Last up, Greens Beach on the northern coast of Tassie – possibly the furthest north I will get on the island. The sea was surprisingly warm.
Pics of the Evandale Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships –
Photos from the rest of the weekend –
Now back to Hobart to continue my Aussie adventure 🙂