Trip Start Mar 01, 2006
93Trip End Jul 09, 2006
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We needed to go to the hire place today to ask whether we could extend the hire - due back on Wednesday, so we would have to super rush everything to do it all in that time. Anyway, we decided to be logical: a week's hire is about $600, so we decided that for only 2weeks worth of hire, we could buy the car off him. And so, for $1100 which is about 500quid, we now own a car, which we can take back to Australia, which we hope we can sell at the end to make a profit, because I think Thom is skilled in that part of life. He's not sure of his own skills, but I know he's brilliant at flogging useless junk to fools, so this should be no different!
The car only cost $50 to register - that means transfer the ownership, and get the 3rd party insurance we need to drive the car
Going to mod the car a bit tomorrow with ducktape - seal the windows, tape the bumpers properly, replace the wipers etc etc, which should be a lot of fun!
On to more important matters - I won the table tennis in the end 11-8, so I was pretty chuffed, saying as Thom won about the first 10games we played! We grabbed a bite to eat in Launy, then headed down the freeway to Hobbit to catch elves & other funny creatures. During the 200km journey we stopped at a side thing like they have in France, where there are picnic tables & toilets etc because we were hungry. We only had a jar of jam and a bit of bread left with us, so we ripped off some card to use as a plate, and spread the jam with my penknife. Delicious!! Seriously though, it was really tasty.
Arrived in the much busier Hobart at about 5pm, grabbed some T, and got a settled in. The hostel, called The Pickled Frog looks Ok - not as big as Devil's Playground, but it's right in the centre, so that's probably why. But, it does have shops near by, and most importantly cheap interweb, so all is ok! We're pretty knackered now after the F1, early morning and long drive, so I'm probably going to be intellectual and read The Da Vinci Code, and Thom will probably be vulgar and coarse, and read Zoo or some other tastless magazine like Nuts. DISGUSTING!