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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 14 November 2001


Report by André and Julia

The 7am breakfast posed no problem for our keen group and we travelled 40km to the pretty town of Strahan on the West coast. We enjoyed a boat cruise around Macquarie Harbour (twice as big as Sydney Harbour) and on the Gordon River. A guided tour of Sarah Island was included which was settled as a penal colony in 1821. The tour was relaxing despite the presence of some MG car club members (only joking) and the lunch served was varied and plentiful. Norm and Liz chose the cruise to introduce the first of several Tasmanian knowledge quizzes, to ensure our minds didn't completely seise up. Norm had organised bright yellow rugby shirts to celebrate the tour which were wonderful because they made members easy to spot and did not need ironing. The weather left a bit to be desired with continual drizzle, but as we ended the cruise the sun came out for a group photo (no cars this time). The dry roads then provided a much more interesting return journey back to the hotel.

Some people took walks around Strahan before returning to Queenstown for a little car maintenance. Steve fixed a leak in his exhaust with the help of some coke cans and muffle putty. Syd changed all his spark plugs and took Paul for a test drive. Paul's white knuckles on return showed that he enjoyed it (so Syd said).

Queenstown is not the gourmet capital of Tasmania so it was a choice of either going back to last night's pub for dinner or trying the 'other pub' across the road, for cheap and cheerful tucker. Those who ventured the 8 yards across the bitumen, met the friendly barmaid who had never heard of King Island Cream (a tragedy for sure). On asking how much she had seen of Australia she answered "I think I went to the east-side [of Tasmania] when I was four !!



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