Tasmania Day 1 – Launceston

Woke up to steady drizzle and discovered the rooftop tent is waterproof so long as thinds inside don’touch the sides. A few of our clothes got a bit wet and one corner of the duvet but nothing serious.

We skipped a camp breakfast in favour of getting back on the road. We decided to head to Launceston, one of the few big towns likely to be open on a Sunday, for proper supplies. Stopped en-route at Etc Bakehouse in Elizabeth Town for coffee and breakfast. A lovely eatery, obviously used to a plethora of passing tourists, with their own bakery and bonus gluten free bread. I bought a loaf for our travels as my stomach has been a bit gippy of late!

Once at Launceston we headed to a book shop first for a copy of Tassie 4X4 which Mat had seen on the ferry but wasn’t for sale. Then we went to the camping shop, Anaconda, to get some canvas waterproofer for the tent and extras. I bought some North Face quick dry trousers, more merino socks and another merino thermal top and Mat bought a pair of hiking boots, all in the sale. I think it will pay to have good outdoor clothing given the changable weather we’ve had so far.

After Anaconda we did a quick Coles stop for food supplies before heading to the James Boag Brewery for the 3 O’clock tour.

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