Welcome to Day Four of the April Blogging A-Z April Challenge.
Today, we are leaving Campbell Town and driving South to Doo Town, located at Eaglehawk Neck. While we could have gone to Devonport where the Spirit of Tasmania comes in or to Deloraine, I chose Doo Town due to its quirky, Australian appeal.
Located 79 km southeast of Hobart, Doo Town was established in the 1830s as an unnamed timber station which eventually developed into a shack community. In 1935 a Hobart architect, Eric Round, placed the name plate Doo I 99 on his weekend shack. A neighbor, Charles Gibson, responded with a plate reading Doo Me then Bill Eldrige with Doo Us. Eric Round later renamed his shack Xanadoo. The trend caught on and most of the homes have a plate that includes the name Doo.
I first visited Doo Town on my first trip to Tassie in 1995. Being a procrastinator, I’ve never forgotten “Gunnerdoo”. Indeed, it would be a very apt name for our current home, which is a renovating dreamer’s homage to an endless list of unfinished projects. Indeed, it has way too many applications to mention!
Anyway, here’s a few Doo’s…and no don’ts!
Hope you’ve enjoyed our trip to Doo Town and I’ll be back to drive you to our next destination in the morning.