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Giro Tasmania - 2 Weeks (continued)

Day 8 - Cradle Mountain campground to Zeehan caravan park -106 km / 460 m in hills

Day 8 starts very quickly with a long uphill section, and the day is long and fairly difficult. Having just come
through Tullah, we had a 100 metre climb coming up (range in background) although it felt much more.

I think my altitude calculations were badly wrong.

The Zeehan caravan park has huge open spaces to spread out in, and the local museum was well worth a visit.

Day 9 - Zeehan caravan park to Lake Burbury campground - 115 km / 690 m in hills

This was the longest day so far and very hard. The lunch time stop in Strahan was nice, but we had to
keep going. The drop down into Queenstown was long and fast, but the climb up the other side was
equally long and steep. Lake Burbury campground is more-or-less a big oval on the edge of Lake Burbury

Day 10 - Lake Burbury campground to Cynthia Bay campground -68 km / 730 m in hills

Day 11 - rest day

Wallaby and joey and Cynthia Bay campground. We also saw platypus in the evening.

Day 12 - Cynthia Bay campground to Wayatinah campground - 61 km / 280 m in hills

Day 13 - Wayatinah campground to Mount Field National Park campground - 64 km / 470 m in hills

This was a nice campground although supplies are hard to get. The small store is only open for a very
short time each day.

Day 14 - Mount Field National Park campground to home (Longley) - 116 km / 1,250 m in hills

This was a very hard day. The road surface from Mount Field to New Norfolk is pretty shocking in places, and watch out for the train tracks. They are spoke busters. The surface from New Norfolk to Granton is pretty good (considering it was only a couple of years old at that stage). The surface from Granton into Hobart is wonderfully smooth and makes for fast times. However the climb to the top of Mount Wellington after having already ridden 75 km is an absolute killer.