Cradle Mountain postponed
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December 31st, 2008 – by: clearviews
The night before the group split into Cooking Team A and B. Each person put $25 into a kitty and Team A purchased food and cooked, Team B washed up. Despite being peak season which meant that the ferry and camping were at premium prices, it also meant that it was the season for all the wonderful fruit, vegetables, crayfish, oysters................ The dinners were not meant to be limited by budget, only the best would do. By lunch time we had reached the town of Waratah which had a waterfall right in the middle of it. We failed to find anything open that would provide a good lunch so we dined out of the rain in our vans on cold chicken and salad stuff.
We reached Zeehan in the late afternoon.
Two nights here and the Caravan Park was cheap ($20 per night) and we were told of the bonfire and fireworks for New Year's Eve. One of the vans was made the party van as it had more space inside as the double beds extended out. This became the meals area then card playing area.
The weather turned really bad, our van leaked no more, another van did, the bonfire never did get lit, our table and chairs blew away in the night but we all had small fan heaters. We drove around the area visiting the museum crammed full of stories of settlement and mining and disasters.
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