Tassie Truckin: Tony Whitehouse
WET, cold winter days finds some folk doing the odd reluctant but enjoyable bit of gardening at the Tassie Truckers Memorial Wall at Epping Forest, and that's where we found Tony Whitehouse the other day.
He had stopped off briefly in his TasMulch 2015 Hino 2848, towing a quad dog, and he was on his way to the big flash new bridge at Avoca with yet another load of rock from Launceston at the time.
"Well, thanks to a wet winter, everything around the Wall is looking good, and doing well,” he told us.
"Too well maybe, as now the plants are obscuring the sign writing. So I thought I'd just stop off and keep the good people on the committee happy as I am apparently the only one with a green thumb.
"We want to have it all looking great for January 21, 2017, and hope Bette Phillips and Liz Martin and all the interstate crowd have their reservations made and their bags ready to go by now.”
Then he carefully drove off, avoiding the inevitable winter potholes.