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Lightwater



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Tasmania holiday

Back from a month in Tasmania. The car drove really nicely on Tasmania's pretty ordinary roads. Also a lot of them are very narrow, windy & bumpy, but the car really drove nicely, really nicely! A good solid test to see how well the car performs. I couldn't be happier. Even more so that I have added acoustic insulation. It simply makes the quality of driving so much nicer. Still going to add a bit more but it is really impressive so far, even more so on the concrete roads south of NSW. https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic33026.html The larger tyres on the car makes it feel a lot better. The acoustic insulation has cut back the noise from the all terrain tyres to a level better than road tyres. The car with road tyres & acoustic insulation would be very impressive.

Spirit of Tasmania. In 1992 we were on a catamaran, same as between England & France a few years ago.

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Slumming it in first class to avoid the plebs!
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A new Velar getting on the Spirit of Tasmania.
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MONA art gallery in Hobart. A wall covered in pussies of every different shape! Sorry no closeups, too embarrassed to get photos!
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A small vintage car show in Hobart. No Bluetooth in this car!
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1992 track at Cape Pillar, now it is a freeway.
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2019 track.
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A view north on the way out to Cape Pillar.
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Everything helicoptered in these days for the glamping! But I walked the 32km return trip from the road in 9 hours.
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Tasman Island at the end of Cape Pillar.
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About 270 metres to the sea.
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Where I slept overnight.
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Cape Raoul. In 1992 one could walk there, now it is a 2 hour walk one way.
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Cape Raoul, too many people at the end. One person tripped a metre from the cliff edge!
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Ben Lomond National Park.
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Ben Lomond National Park.
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We do get some cold mornings in Australia. Tyre pressure dropped from 33 to 28 PSI.
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Wine Glass Bay. Put the effort in & at least walk the length of the beach.
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Wine Glass Bay.
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Russel Falls, in 1992 we were the only ones there, today it took 45 minutes to get a photo, & it apparently was a quiet day with numbers at about a third.
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Lunch at Cascade brewery!
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 Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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SouthamFL2



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Brilliant pics, many thanks for sharing! Particularly the last one!! Laughing

Post #368783 21st Mar 2019 10:53 pm
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Largered



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Lightwater ....... you Tasmanian Devil you !!

. I use the FL2 for what it was made for. I spend 6mths/yr on a single road trip adventure.

Post #368784 21st Mar 2019 11:36 pm
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envee



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Great pics thanks for posting them up. Hopefully be doing a couple of months in Tassie early next year.

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JulesK



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Great pics, went there a good few years back done the penitentiary and surrounding area loved it , still got the playing card in my wallet ( can't remember the story now ). Travelled up to a Tazzie rescue centre as swmbo didn't believe they were real Whistle got there before the bus trips arrived bloke on gate was a Taff ( small world ) let us in just as feeding time started, what a noise!!!! See where the name comes from Shocked

Great hotel above a casino, will go back one day Thumbs Up


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Lightwater



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envee wrote:
Great pics thanks for posting them up. Hopefully be doing a couple of months in Tassie early next year.

I went to Cradle Mountain but from about 8am till 5pm it is shuttle buses now. As I have been there before a few times & got there a touch late in the morning & have a lot of nice Fujifilm Velvia slides from years ago, I gave it a miss.

At Lake St Clair I stopped to have a quick look. I was shocked at the size of the carpark for the area. I had to run back to the car & drive off as there was a Ranger checking each car that they had a Parks Pass!

Probably worth getting an annual park pass if you are doing all the various walks as a day pass is one quarter of the price at $24.

Make sure you don't have any fruit or vegetables or honey as quarantine is very strict. Also dirty 4WDs, owners will be ordered to clean their cars before allowing to leave Devonport to get on your way. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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envee



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Make sure you don't have any fruit or vegetables or honey as quarantine is very strict.


Had the fruit thing already a couple of times on our trip from WA to NSW. It's a pain in the nether regions but understand the reasons.

We liked the Freelander we bought in NZ so much we have just changed our tow tug from a Pajero to a Discovery. We're currently in Brisbane doing grandparent duties for another couple of months so that gives us a chance to get it set up how we want it before hitting the road again.

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Carel Kriek



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Brilliant pictures - thank you for that!
I also like the "beefy" look with those big Scorpions!
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Boxbrownie



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Re: Tasmania holiday

Lightwater wrote:
Sorry no closeups, too embarrassed to get photos!
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PUSSY! Laughing

Nice pictures, good to see the FL2 towering over the Velar also Thumbs Up Regards

David

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RogB



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stunning pics again from Lightwater - you guys down under have all the best scenery Thumbs Up

a former work colleague of mine has just emigrated to Taz, cant remember the exact name of the town (possibly around Huonville) but is a large one (by Tasmanian standards) just inland from Eggs & Bacon bay... I love that name Laughing Laughing 2012 '62' SD4 Auto Sport LE - Barolo black with black/ivory interior,

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Lightwater



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Re: Tasmania holiday

Boxbrownie wrote:
Lightwater wrote:
Sorry no closeups, too embarrassed to get photos!
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PUSSY! Laughing

Nice pictures, good to see the FL2 towering over the Velar also Thumbs Up

It's about as much as I see these days!

Now onto the real issues of life..... Velar, LR subject! I was quite shocked how short the height of the Velar is. I had seen a few driving around & parked but have never looked closely at them. The target buyers probably have a tiny twenty first digit!

One of the reasons we bought the Freelander was that we were sick & tired of being surrounded by all the tall vehicles on Sydney roads & couldn't see anything. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Lightwater



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[quote="envee"]

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We liked the Freelander we bought in NZ so much we have just changed our tow tug from a Pajero to a Discovery.

You will save a bucket load in fuel costs with the Disco & a far nicer ride. You could bleed the air tank for pumping tyres up for the outback roads. It's worth the effort to get tyre pressure right.

We looked at the Disco but wanted a petrol engine, & for Sydney parking the Freelander was shorter than all the other cars we looked at. Pumping up tyres, we are very quick now even with the TPMS on the valves.

Also garage size was an issue, cars were a lot smaller in the 1950s!

When returning from Tassie to "Australia" I was asked do I have any guns. No, I am a Green voter! They searched the car, even having to lift the bonnet as they were looking for guns, IEDs & rocket launchers etc. Probably being a Green voter they are sh_t scared of our weapons of mass destruction, solar panels, which they looked at, as we want to annihilate the current government's fundamentalistic coal policies! Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Acoustic insulation ARB TPMS 1.2kW air compressor Air tank Additional 50L fuel Carpet in doors 2x 1kg ABE Waeco 28L modified fridge Battery 3x 26ah Solar 120w Victron MPPT 100/20 Awning 6x 255/60R18 Petrol 10.48L/100 inc 500kg payload

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