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10-24 November 2001 Tasmania

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Datsun Sports Owners Australia

THE RaTTAToT TOUR
(Ramsay's Terrific Tag-a-long Adventure Tour of Tasmania)


For 11 November 2001


Report by André and Julia

Sunday saw a few ACTites set off on their quest from Canberra. Bev and Des, Bob and Sue were joined by Geoff and June who had already been travelling for 3 days from Brisbane (well done guys). An early 7am start saw them arrive in Melbourne by 4pm to meet Norm and Liz and the Ramsay family (Jim, Anne-Marie, Megan and Rachel) who had all made their own way there. But where were the NSWites ? Well they eventually arrived after having taken a VERY leisurely drive (via Brown Brothers winery) of about 260km in 8 or so hours.

Melbourne welcomed us all in the traditional way with several centimetres of rain, although André tried (as usual) to challenge it by not putting his roof up until he was forced to give in, The heavy rain added an extra challenge to parking the cars in a severely under-sized hotel car park, but otherwise the accommodation was very nice. A local pasta bar met our dinner requirements and witnessed the inter-state meetings and greetings. It was also the place where André received the largest serving of cheesecake any of us had ever seen.

We had not even reached Tasmania and Paul was already nicknamed Warren by Syd who no doubt was jealous that Paul and Diann were enjoying each others company and not partaking in the evening meal with us in Melbourne. The name was allocated due to the association with rabbits. Paul and Diann took the joke very well and the naming changed throughout the holiday to The Warrens or Warren and Jessica (Rabbit).


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