We are exploring Launceston on foot and the gardens and parks are lush. It is spring and there are huge rhododendrons, wisteria trees and flowers. A guide in a park, pointed out a 175 year old wisteria tree at the site of an old garrison. There was a hothouse full of orchids and indeed, the calla lilies are in bloom.
I think we have set up internet for our time o Deal Island and purchased the modem and cables we need. I found a local beer brewing and yogurt fermenting? supplier. So it looks like our basic needs have been met. Today I hope to complete and send my main shopping list to the supermarket on Flinders Island. Then I’ll have time to fill in gaps here before we head out on some camping trips.