We even watched a movie in the cinema on board. Oceans 13 with George Clooney.
We cleared customs upon our arrival into Devonport about 7.30pm and headed for Green's Beach and the beach shack. Stopping in the town of Beaconsfield where the only shop open was a pizza take-away, so we grabbed a pizza and headed towards Green's Beach which is 20 mins/20 kms from there. As it was dusk there were plenty of little pademelons (Tasmanian small marsupial) about on the road along with heaps of big wombats so the journey was very slow with spotting these wildlife critters and saying to each other 'there's one!' whenever we saw them and this was every few metres! Lucky no road kill for us!
Pademelons are small marsupials of the genus Thylogale. They are usually found in forests. Pademelons are one of the smallest of the macropods. The name is a corruption of badimaliyan, from the Dharuk Aboriginal language of Port Jackson (Sydney region).
Pademelons, wallabies, and kangaroos are very alike in body structure, and the names just refer to the three different size groups. Originally wallabies were divided into small and large wallabies, but a more suitable name was needed to differentiate between them.
Besides their smaller size, pademelons can be distinguished from wallabies by their shorter, thicker, and sparsely haired tails.
Aspect Tamar Valley Resort, which includes a Swiss Shopping Village with souvenir shops, bakery, coffee house, restaurant, Edelweiss Function Centre, lake and mini golf. Grindelwald village was the idea of Dutch immigrant Roelf Vos. He styled it on Grindelwald in Switzerland. He built two man-made lakes, which are nice for walks around the lakes and a little chapel on Lake Louise.
A visit to Legana shopping centre nearby - Woolworths for grocery provisions and a visit to the organic fruit shop for some beautiful local fruits including apricots straight off the tree and blueberries picked this morning!
Another evening walk on the beach here at Green's Beach - this time seeing a lady walking on her own and then a couple with their dogs walking and the labrador with them running in the water and swimming to retrieve a ball they owners had thrown out to sea for him. As there is some nice seaweed being washed up - I was able to gather some for the garden here - it is a good mulch and helps to keep the weeds down.
On that note I will sign out and get some sleep - it is nearly midnight! Goodnight!