Tuesday 14 May 2013

Tasmania Day 7 and 8 All good things must come to an end

Again we woke to dreary skies.  But today was Saturday and that meant one thing - Salamanca Markets!

But not before Will and Murray both got haircuts at the cutest little barber shop I ever did see - Three Third's Barbers Lounge.  It was very cool.  Murray would go back for a touch up, so guys, if you ever find yourself in that part of Hobart, and are in need of a spruce up, head on over. 

Salamanca Markets have been operating every Saturday morning since 1972 and it is a massive affair.  We had even arranged our itinerary just so we could be in Hobart on a Saturday.   I was however, disappointed.  I was expecting more fresh food and produce, but really it was just another market, with all the usual cheap, tacky stuff found in markets all over the place.  I think the Farmer's Markets and Olive Tree Markets held here in Newcastle are much better to be honest.   We did, however, get some yummy home made chocolate fudge, and Lucy was very happy with her authentic, made in China, Tasmanian Tiger. 

After the markets we headed down to the waterfront, past famous Constitution Dock.  It was a great place to explore, and we enjoyed wandering around soaking up the general harbour hubbub.   Our tummies were grumbling by this point, and we were yet to enjoy the obligatory fish and chips on the harbour, so we headed over to Fish Frenzy for some lunch and to recharge our batteries.  

We spent the rest of the afternoon pottering around, and we drove down through Hobart's southern suburbs imaging we lived there and coming up with all sorts of mad schemes to make it happen.  It is nice to dream sometimes, but I think, for us, Tasmania is too remote from our families and friends, so for now, we'll stick to the mainland.

We will, however, be back.  We just loved every minute of our trip.  We knew one week wouldn't be enough, and we are really looking forward to the day we make a return trip.  Tasmania is an immensely beautiful place, and I can't wait to get back there. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, I truly appreciate you visiting x