We stayed with Simon & Stuart last night and got along so well that they asked us to come back for another night to look after their pets while they’re away. I’d planned on continuing my cycle tour but these opportunities don’t come up everyday. I’m a huge animal lover. That’s one of the wonderful things about spontaneous travel – unique experiences that just seem to pop up.

This is part of a month-long cycle tour around Tasmania. If you missed the start of this journey, here’s how it all got started.

Rooie and Myrtle at play
Rooie and Myrtle at play

We had such a good time looking after (read: playing and cuddling with) their two playful dogs and affectionate cats.

Rooie says it's so hot out!
Rooie says it’s so hot out!
Myrtle loves getting her paws wet
Myrtle loves getting her paws wet
Simon & Stuart's place
Simon & Stuart’s place

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Sasha thinking about pouncing on her favourite toy
Sasha thinking about pouncing on her favourite toy
Pus is on a mission
Pus is on a mission

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Happy dogs
Happy dogs
Paradise
Paradise

Thanks Stuart & Simon!

You can find them on airbnb. They live in Marrawah, a quiet farming community in the northwest corner of Tasmania. If you go, we’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay.

Tomorrow I’ll be back on the bike, having gotten my fill of much-needed cat & dog time.

Up next, I battle a strong headwind.

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3 thoughts on “Pet Sitting in Paradise

    1. My thoughts, exactly. It will be sad to say goodbye this morning but I’ve had a wonderful visit. No matter what you’re feeling in life, it seems like being with animals makes everything seem brighter.

      1. I couldn’t agree more Justin. I’ve always had animals in my life and couldn’t imagine being without them. Have a great day.

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