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A wonderful three days

On a cold, grey, summer morning, 20 Probus members from the Hobart Men’s and Sandy Bay Ladies’ Probus Clubs and partners departed the Sandy Bay Bowls and Community Club for three days touring the North-East of Tasmania, eating and drinking our way there and back.

Morning tea was at Raspins Beach Orford, then onto the Tasmanian Seafarers’ Memorial in Triabunna and a sumptuous lunch at the Bark Mill at Swansea and a tour of their museum.

The atmosphere was very dark due to smoke haze and sea fog as they travelled up the coast.

A “grog” stop was at Devils Corner where wines were tasted and purchased, then on to our overnight stop at Tidal Waters at St. Helens.

At Pyengana there was cheese making, tasting and buying, cow and dairy inspection followed by morning tea in Derby, now home to extreme mountain biking. They detoured to Legerwood to see the carved macrocarpa memorials to local men who were casualties of World War 1.

This was followed by a tour of Bridestowe Lavender Estate Farm, lunch and purchases, and the night was spent at Tamar Valley Resort.

Next morning the group toured the historic Woolmers Estate manor house and the extensive National Rose Garden.

A light lunch at Ross and home in the late afternoon – exhausted and happy.