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19.12.2007Wednesday 19 December – Hobart

Having driven 3137 kilometres, we’re again back in Hobart.
Bronwen drove to Cockle Creek, the most southerly place one can drive in Australia, and we walked out to a navigation light, past a large metal whale. It feels very remote here, though there’s a surprising amount of people camping in various sorts of caravans and makeshift camps. We then spent the rest of the day heading back north, via some nice gravelled forestry drives, and through a little rain.
We had planned to stay near Dover, but the free camping we were looking for turned out to be $30, and the next place didn’t exist, so we drove back to Hobart, getting there not long before 8, finding most caravan parks shut, and ending up at the Treasure Island Caravan Park, where it cost us $22 for a fairly average dried out mud puddle. The car began to sound quite like an angle grinder as we made our way into Hobart—sounds like the front-right brake pads have worn out.
The tent pole broke again last night, so we had to again remove the broken part and replace it with one from the sacrificed third pole, before setting up the tent.

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