Day 8 – Saturday, 4th October 2003
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mission was to attack Salamanca Markets [Photo1,
Point to buy crafts and gifts. There were stalls selling fruit &
veg, woodworks, art, foods of all kinds, jewellery, bric-a-brac etc,
buskers and even a Scottish Pipe Band. By lunchtime you could hardly move.
We had some lunch and then left to scale the heights of Mt. Wellington.
We drove up
a twisty steep road but in very good condition. You could feel the cold
coming into the car as we neared the top. There are plenty of car parking
up there, which is just as well as there was a steady stream of cars full
of people arriving to take in the breathtaking views. [Photo1,
Photo8] You could see the
Derwent River, all of Hobart, the harbour and way out to sea, as the
height of Mt. Wellington is 1270m, perfect for a
part was the snow all around us.
kids were thrilled and it wasn’t long before mum and dad became easy
snowballs. The kids got as good as they gave. They mucked around a bit
and of course made a small snowman. [Photo1,
to Hobart to Cascade Brewery [Photo1,
Photo2] but it wasn’t
opened for tours. Took some photos and we will do the tour next time we
visit Tasmania. We then went to Hobart CBD for the usual bit of
window-shopping. As we were leaving almost got stuck in a street protest
by local environmentalist about excessive logging of forests. With the
number of log trucks we have seen they may have a point.
By this time it was late afternoon so mum and dad dropped the girls off at the cabin, then off to Woolworths for dinner and snacks for tomorrow nights NRL Grand Final. We had to put the clocks forward one hour for daylight saving, three weeks earlier than the mainland. Tasmania was the first state to use daylight saving in 1967.