April 25, 2013…Launceston

Today is ANZAC Day.  Kev and I are very excited today because we have planned to catch up with a wonderful motorcycle couple that we met while visiting Uluru.  Chrissie and Brian live in Launceston which is today only a hop skip and jump from us!  

Chrissie and Brian waited and waved us down as we pulled closer to their home.  It was really great to be able to see them again, and just connect and continue where we had left off at the Magic Red Rock!  We got right into it…talk, talk, talk!  After lunch we enjoyed walking through Cataract Gorge, where the autumn leaves are bursting with color.  Peacocks and wallabies were out and the rest of the day was spent talking, catching up, sharing stories, eating and relaxing by the fire.  Chrissie has offered for us to stay the night in the guest room, and we warmly accept.  It is absolutely awesome when you can firstly connect with complete strangers, then secondly get another chance to connect and catch up, and finally feel that you have known these people all of your life!

Albany, Western Australia has something in common with Launceston, Tasmania.  It is also the home of another "Dog Rock"! Unofficial of course!…wink wink, Debbie McBride…ha ha ha

Brian and Kev

Brian and Kev

Cat and Chrissie

Cat and Chrissie

Cataract George.

Cataract George.

Launceston's, unofficial Dog Rock!

Launceston's, unofficial Dog Rock!