Day 328, Saturday, 20 February, 2010

Distance travelled – 27.2 km
Avg speed – 15.8 kph
Max speed – 47.2 kph

Port Sorell to Latrobe

With less than an hour’s ride to the Spirit of Tasmania and two days left to complete it, we were in two minds on whether to stay another night in Port Sorell or continue on to Devonport. As we prepared to leave we got chatting to another guest who had just returned from an early morning ride to Latrobe. His description of his ride along the back country roads sounded very pleasant so we made a spur of the moment decision to visit Latrobe.

This brief encounter turned out to be a fortunate stroke of serendipity, adding to the growing list of small serendipities that have provided us with some of the highlights of our journey. The quiet country roads that we took to Latrobe passed through a mix of country ranging from dairy, grazing, poppies and market gardening giving us great views but with a minimum of climbing. The alternative would have been the busy main road to Devonport.

Latrobe itself turned out to be a very interesting town and to add to the reward of changing our route at the last moment we found a nice old cottage in the main street in which to stay.

Zoom into the map and use the 'Satellite' layer to see our new location.


Hawley Beach near Port Sorell

Watering the new crop

Country lane between Port Sorell and Latrobe

Warning sign next to poppy field

Platypus at Latrobe Visitor Centre

Main street of Latrobe

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