CLC #4. Longford, TAS

More of the same I am afraid. A little trip around Longford and a visit to the shop. This time the local Bottlo to purchase the weekend supply of IPA.

How are you all going in this time of restrictions? We are knocking over home type tasks that have been wanting for some time. Cleaned up the back bedroom/junk room/ironing room this week. Then I washed my down sleeping bag. Worked out it is 36 years old – bought when we first moved to Tasmania. It has had busy times in it’s life but quite a lot of down time too. But a first wash after 36 years – that’s appalling gear maintenance. I washed it in the bath then realised to rinse it therein would be a time-consuming hassle. So I pulled the agitator out of the washing machine and taught myself how to do a couple of rinse / spin cycles. That seemed to clean it up OK. Then, how to dry? Well the answer was to stick it in the dryer on a setting of “delicates”. The end result is a nicely fluffed sleeping bag with only a slight reminiscence of Darwin market’s smelly anti-bug cream.

Next week we move on to the visitors bedroom. It has a lot of cupboards into which has been put a lot of stuff over the past 10 years. That should keep us occupied.

Before then though :

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

4 response to "CLC #4. Longford, TAS"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 28, 2020

    Very enjoyable video, as always.
    Longford is a very nice place, very nice!

  2. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 28, 2020

    Glad you got your essential supply of beer. Think I’d just like to stay in my car on the ferry, mind you Tassie doesn’t have many cases so probably OK

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: March 28, 2020

    Good to see water in the creeks/ditches. Lots of grey nomads camping down by the river here (and a few school holiday campers – go home!) even though the public camping areas are officially closed. I expect that they’ll all be asked to leave Monday, as I’m expecting VIC will step up restrictions and do greater enforcement starting then. And you are not the only one cleaning up… transfer stations all across VIC are reporting a doubling of normal volumes. We have a joke around our office that everyone is cleaning out their sheds so they have room for all the toilet paper!

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