We flew into chilly Hobart at 10am and made our way to Moto Vecchia. We finally got to check out the cafe, it looked amazing. We had some drinks and a quick catch up with Mel. She very generously lent us her car so we could go be tourists until the end of the work day. We went somewhere new, which on our 5th trip to Hobart (my 6th to Tasmania) was an achievement. We went to Fern Tree, had some surprisingly nice typical pub food for lunch at the tavern, then started the short bush walk to Silver Falls. The walk was lovely, but the falls weren't overly impressive at about 4 metres tall.
Saturday morning we naturally went to Salamanca Markets. We had gypsy rolls again, quickly followed by some salmon sausages which were amazing! We shall definitely be ordering some online. We bought yet more hand carved wooden chopsticks (because apparently two people need at least 12 pairs of chopsticks), and a gorgeous wooden tea light holder which will look fantastic when we redecorate the living room.
Then we went to Lark Distillery and sampled some delicious whiskey before lunch. Then walked over to Grape for a cider and a mind-blowingly awesome soft shell crab salad. We wrote down all the ingredients we could identify and will be making that very shortly. Then to Jack Greene (about three doors down) for beer & lunch part two (chilli lime prawns: perfectly cooked, battered & flavoured).
|Lark Distillery whiskey tasting tray|
|The amazing soft shell crab & sheep haloumi salad|
|View from Mt Nelson|
I think the highlight of my day Sunday was when I walked out of the garage door and Lumi was about to jump up to the roost, she looked over at me, and jumped down and sprinted to the front of the enclosure, closely followed by the other two girls who were already in bed. I think they missed us :). I know I missed them.