17.03.2009 - 17.03.2009 25 °C
Took a walk around town. Got some washing done and decided it was time to push on. Made it 11kms down the road to Low Head. Its basically the entrance to the Tamar River and the road to Launceston as everything initially came via boat. It was protected and safe for boats once they entered the harbour. Low Head is full of fabulous heritage buildings. 1805 is supposedly the oldest one at the Pilot Station, but the oldest I could find was 1835. There are several lighthouses that mark the way in and out of the windy harbour entrance.
Its quite a pretty spot, but with too many trees taken away, its also very windy. We plotted a course for Piper Brook. It’s the head of the Tamar Valley wineries. Home to my favourite Jantz – who do a fabulous Rose Champagne. We managed to do a trip through Piper Brook Vineyard before the 5pm close. We found ourselves down on the river in Bellingham for a lovely sunset on the river and a quiet night.