Rosemary purchased the usual tourist presents, Tea Towels, Caps and silly Fridge Magnets, all with differing motifs with reference to Tasmania, the traditional coming back from holiday presento for the relos, (all made in China).
Apart from giving useful informative literature, I had the novel Idea of bringing back some real Tasmanian rock, not the seaside holiday rock candy with the name of the tourist town etched all the way through the stick of rock, but real unusually shaped smooth rocks, some of these weighing nearly a lb or 500 gr. the rocks were collected from near the shore; thirty in all, to say the least these would be the genuine article, these were placed in our car for the journey home to Sydney- 23.5 hours 1100 kilometers-680miles on the 23,000 ton ship 'Spirit of Tasmania 3'.
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and travelled about 900 kls and stayed overnight in eight different towns, some of the roads were bad and some barely 25ft wide for eachway traffic.
We have nearly finished the transition of moving and have slowed down to a trot and hopefully the trauma of moving will soon be over.
'Oh the Rocks' A mixed reception, the grand children thought I was a nut at first, I eventually convinced them otherwise, a daughter in law (artistic type) took three, the other relatives have not turned up, but will no doubt be visiting after the hard graft has finished. see ya, vest.