Just home from a 3 1/2 week ride to Tassie and back. I packed my new CF Moto 650TK, checked the fluids and set off early Monday morning. Did about 650Km to spend the night at Cootamundra. Next day to Wangaratta in Victoria and final day to Melbourne. Caught the night ferry to Devonport and was a wobbly crossing when outside Port Philip Bay, but got a reasonable nights sleep. Off the ferry and turned left to take the coastal road around to Deloraine where I attended a bike rally. Frankster came over on Sunday night and we met up for breakfast on Monday. We travelled anticlockwise around the island staying at Burnie (nice place), Strahan (don't bother unless you want to go on river cruise), Hobart (hmmm), Bicheno (another lovely place with bike museum) and Launceston before getting back on the ferry to Melbourne. We said goodbye and I headed up the Hume for a bit. Turned off to the western side to go through Narrandra to stay the night at West Wyalong. Next day was big ride through some rain to home. Great roads in Tassie, very little traffic outside of big towns/cities and friendly people where ever we went. Great varieties of accommodations and foods. Put a week (or more) in Tassie on your bucket list of rides to do before you can't ride any more. We went to the beach but it was a two jumper day. The famous Cradle Mountain. Beautiful clear lakes stocked with Trout (if you want to go fishing). The 'big island' is that way. Rocky coast at Bicheno.