We travel, in essence, to become young fools again - to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more. – Pico Iyer
[Riders heading towards Tasmania's East Coast]
[Our planned route from Hobart to Devonport]
[Riders ready to leave Hobart]
[Mayor Sue Hickey on her e-trike about to send us off]
["Spaghetti Junction" at the Sorell recharging]
[A rest stop on the Nugent Road]
But I do have conscience on another front, and invite Tim to have a ride after lunch, while I take a turn driving the campervan. It proves an inadvertently shrewd move on my part, as the weather deteriorates further on the afternoon run into Triabunna. Showers turn to rain, and Tim and co. get a good soaking before the convoy turns off into the Triabunna Caravan Park. Still it’s been a good 85km ride, and even if we’re wet, we can be pleased with our day 1 achievements. Once we’re dry and fed, we’ll sleep the sleep of the righteous.