Packed up and set off for Bruny Island ... and made it all the way there! We cycled around Rosny Point and met a senior's cycling group that was quite large. I was a bit surprised to see them all!
Then we crossed the Tasman Bridge in a gale force wind - we had to walk. I especially had to walk because my panniers are on the front and the wind would just knock my steering right out from under me.
Through Hobart, along the Sandy Bay road, past Taroon, and up and up and up Bonnet Hill (I kept cycling, not walking!) Then we stopped at a Shot Tower - where they made shot back in the 1800s. We climbed the 318 steps to the top and took some great photos. The tower was 58 metres tall and was made of curved brick salvaged from some left over from the convict pits. The shot was made by pouring molten lead through a sieve and letting it drop into a bucket of water below. It would cool as it dropped and remain round when it hit the water.
Then we passed through Kingston, Margate, Snug, and almost to Kettering. The day was quite hot (one of the few hot days here) and I was getting quite dehydrated. Just as visions of fruit were dancing in my head, Rob pulled over and stopped at a fruit stand. It was great! From there we continued on to the ferry and crossed to Bruny Island.
Bruny Island used to be called Lunnawannalonna by the Aboriginals, but nothing told us what that meant.
It was still VERY windy and crossing the narrow isthmus out to the southern island was a bit challenging. We stopped at a lookout (another 239 steps) where we were able to take some good photos of both parts of the island and the isthmus.
From there we made our way to Adventure Bay where we camped in a campground with white wallabies.