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    I'm Sooo Excited!

    I have just booked a ticket on board the spectator vessel to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart and it is the only boat allowed in the exclusion zone and I have almost finished organising my trip to Hobart to watch the fleet arrive at Constitution Dock with my husband on board a Beneteau 45 called BALANCE. It's his first Hobart and I've never been to Tasmania before so after the festivities in Hobart including watching the fireworks sitting on board the boat with a few beverages, we are hiring a car and driving around the East Coast (mainly) of Tassie for 6 days before flying out of Launceston. I can't wait! Hoping to practise a bit of street photography, fireworks photos and some landscape stuff. Also going on boat trip out to the seal colonies so hoping to get some awesome seal shots! I'm taking all my gear and will probably drive my husband mad wanting to stop for photos all the time!! Are there any recommendations for places to stay around the Wineglass Bay area (not too expensive!) or suggestions from locals of what best to do and see in the area apart from the obvious. There is so much info out there on the net it is hard to choose. We are up for hiking, off road driving (not too rugged as we will have basic hire 4x4) or whatever is suggested! I'm sure that I'll have a ton of photos to share when I get back!
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    LOL

    breathe between sentences!!! can read the excitement in the lack of breathing space!!!

    Look forward to the photos! the start of the race would be awesome to see...

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    Sounds like a great experience coming up.

    We spent 6 days in/on (?) the apple isle in June 2010 & went up the east coast for most of that.

    We stayed at Bicheno for a couple of nights, and travelled down to Coles Bay, then did the walk in to Wineglass Bay. We walked in via the saddle & came out via hazards bay, great scenery. There's plenty of accommodation at Coles Bay which looked quite nice.

    We also stayed at St Helens whilst having a brief look at the Bay of Fires.

    Are you sure you'll need a 4x4, I would doubt you'll need one if you're only there for 6 days

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    If you're getting close to the seal colonies, take a peg to put on your nose.
    They REALLY stink!

    Enjoy the trip. Sounds like you'll have a real blast.
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    Good on ya ktoopi. You'll have a ball. Are you going with photography in mind, or just the experience? Either way have a great time.
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    Are you sure you'll need a 4x4, I would doubt you'll need one if you're only there for 6 days[/QUOTE]

    LOLYou don't know my hubby, oh yes we will need a 4x4!!! Before sailing took over our lives it was hard core 4x4ing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsta View Post
    Good on ya ktoopi. You'll have a ball. Are you going with photography in mind, or just the experience? Either way have a great time.
    Yes and yes to all of the above!! Photography and an amazing experience!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennymiata View Post
    If you're getting close to the seal colonies, take a peg to put on your nose.
    They REALLY stink!

    Enjoy the trip. Sounds like you'll have a real blast.
    Thanks Bennymiata! I have heard this and will bring a peg for good measure!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clubmanmc View Post
    LOL

    breathe between sentences!!! can read the excitement in the lack of breathing space!!!

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    Sory I write like I think....a million miles an hour!!

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    Two tips for you. Richmond and Binnalong Bay (near St Helens).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktoopi View Post
    Sory I write like I think....a million miles an hour!!
    dont be sorry!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktoopi View Post

    LOLYou don't know my hubby, oh yes we will need a 4x4!!! Before sailing took over our lives it was hard core 4x4ing!!!



    Before we got in to Bushwalking it was 4 wheel driving for me as well, but 6 days on the east coast, I wouldn't bother, and it'll make a big difference to the car hire price
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    I wouldn't bother with a 4WD either.............and anywhere in Tassie is picturesque I found.

    Good luck, have fun and don't forget to breathe once in a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktoopi View Post
    Sory I write like I think....a million miles an hour!!
    Sounds like the way I drive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktoopi View Post
    If you ever go for a drive with me, you won't be laughing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennymiata View Post
    If you ever go for a drive with me, you won't be laughing!
    That's ok I'll be too busy talking a million miles an hour to notice how fast you are going!!

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    Enjoy and be prepared to get up in the middle of the night for the arrival of the first yacht. Its amazing being down there if it comes in at say 3.00am, mainly cause the crowd just appears and its kinda surreal.

    You will love the rest of Tassie too
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    Extra batteries and cards, Tassie is a photographers paradise and throw in the yatch race as well, no wonder you are just a tad excited. Have a great time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennymiata View Post
    If you ever go for a drive with me, you won't be laughing!
    no comment.... but i do remember 2003 ish my laps around Wakefield park... and the dinner the night before...

    dam that was a fun drive!!! 6500km in 9 days including a track day and a 54 lap regularity at Mallala a week later... one set of tyres gone...

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