A FEW DAYS IN HOBART

Trip Start Oct 05, 2009
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Trip End Oct 31, 2013


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show grounds at Glenorchy

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

SATURDAY JANUARY 23 2010
HOBART     via over night GORDON (free camp)
Mileage: 9400
HOBART SHOW GROUNDS $13 pn

Weather: cloudy, cool, warm, sunny etc.



We caught the ferry back to the mainland on Friday afternoon when we found the Neck Camp ground full and feral. We later read that a small plane made an emergency landing on the Neck Beach and the pilot was found dead in the sand dunes some distance away from a heart attack.

We drove to Gordon for the night; met a lovely Hobart couple Barry and Denise, drank wine and  chatted until bed time!

We set ourselves up at the Hobart Showgrounds on Saturday. $13 pn for self contained motor homes, pretty good deal even though the venue and scenery was lacking and the roads were noisy.


We were on the bus route and inter city bike track, close to Glenorchy and Moonah shopping centres and only 10 kms from Hobart. We left the van parked for the four days while we enjoyed the Salamanca Markets, 
 
 
a bicycle trip to the harbour for blue eye trevalla and sight seeing.

We cycled to the Botanic Gardens and checked out Peter Cundall's ABC garden.


We went to the movies for the first time in months; saw Invictus.

We enjoyed a tour of Cascades, especially the sampling of 6 of their brews in a modern, comfortable bar set in their spacious gardens!



Went to Fiat for some repairs under warranty. Had to get new gas fittings for the cooking gas.


We thought Hobart a lovely city with the harbour and lots of old buildings adding to the charm.

we were thrilled to drive by this factory in Moonah. For many years, Kath's dad, Joe told us about life in this factory.
Kath's dad's joke about working in a "Nut and Bolt Factory":
I do nuttin all day
Then at 4pm I bolt
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