Travelling Tractors

When I reached Penguin, a pretty town on the Northern coast of Tasmania, I was amazed to see several big bright orange Chamberlain Tractors wearing stickers and flags, pulling caravans or camper trailers, parked along the foreshore.  Fourteen of these 1950’s vintage tractors, from all over Australia were on their annual trek, raising funds for charity while having a lot of fun along the way.  Members of the Chamberlain 9G Tractor Club of W.A.,  they had been on the road for three weeks, and were on the way to Devonport to catch the ferry back to the mainland.  In the town, there were lots of grey haired nomads getting their lunch, and all very willing to chat about their tractors, the trip, and the pleasures problems and perils of touring the island at such a leisurely pace.  I came across them again the next night as we were waiting to board the ferry, and they were quite a sight amongst the other cars.


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