Somerset on Salamanca, Hobart
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... of the facility is closed to the public now because of fears of liability and public safety. We did get a peak into some of the old buildings though and toured the buildings that have been cleaned up to house the displays. I could have spent most of a day here, but we did need to get back on the road for our long drive back to Hobart. We had a snack of crackers and Tasmanian cheese for lunch and then back into travel mode.
As we left town it began ...
... as though the clouds just started to part as we approached (we might be in a travel documentary movie that we don't know about... Our timing is just that spot on). At the beach we went ashore on, Tom pulled out cookies and hot tea/coffee from a secret compartment in one of the kayaks. The view at this point was of a clear blue sky and red rocked land with turquoise waters, such an interesting panorama. As some of our fellow kayakers wandered about the beach, Sam and I ...
... so headed out into the grounds before getting the ferry back to Hobart. The temperatures were supposed to reach 32C but we suspected that 28C was as high as it got. The ferry returned to Salamanca and we had a look at the wooded boats moored at the wharf. By 4pm we got in the car and returned to the Motel. Dinner once again was at the Hotel here. We have decided to have a game at Royal Hobart tomorrow and got a time at ...
... and he seems to have been involved with much of Hobart's architectural rebirth) We capped off the two hour tour with Chris' coffee and homemade pancakes topped with fresh berries. We couldn't have imagined a better start to the day.
Chris gave us tips on some of the best hikes in the Tasman Peninsula, and directly after kayaking we were off in our rental car. (Note that Jonathan was not only driving on the left, but also driving ...
... for was to get the feel of the tall ship. To see her under sail. What an experience on such a glorious and dare we say hot day.
Tuesday we had a great day catching up with mates Terry and Liz in the afternoon. These lovely people come from Brisbane. Great catchup. Must do it more often when we are all at home!