Hobart Holiday

Graham the chef, or should I say Renaissance Man, asked if I liked sweets and then proceeded to offer me a delightful White Chocolate mouse with fresh strawberries, leftover from his catering gig. Graham was a qualified chef, electrician, plumber and home builder etc, with lots of stories and a good heart, but currently living out of his car in the camping ground.

So the wind must have blown the rain away because when I woke this morning the anticipated rain was nowhere to be seen. I took the intercity cycle way opposite the caravan park all the way (15 kilometres) to Salamanca Market. Arriving early, I strolled the market isles window shopping. I bought an apple and thought about buying a book but at $11.00 for a dog eared second hand copy it just didn’t seen right. I caught a glimpse of myself in a shop window, I am looking a little scruffy so I toyed with the idea of a haircut and barbershop shave but could only find one salon open and of course I didn’t have an appointment.

The weather was improving all the time as I cycled to the Hobart Botanical Gardens, ostensively to check out Gino’s patch as seen on the ABC’s Gardening Australia program. I was impressed the patch was looking great, numerous varieties of potatoes, kale, (the veg of the moment), spinach and onions. The gardens themselves were looking a treat, so I spent a little time just wondering around on a slow sunny afternoon.

A tail wind back to Treasure Island for a little service on the bike. My brakes needed a bit of tweaking after the rolling hills of the last few days. The wind is picking up and it’s a good drying day so they say. I managed a quick load of washing. I’m getting ready now for a wet and rainy ride to Orford tomorrow.














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  1. Great post 🙂 Out of interest what would you say a daily budget should be in oz, assuming you were wild camping most nights so excluding accommodation?


  2. You just made me hungry. Safe Travels my friend


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