This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

1999 Travels December 10

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FRIDAY 10 DECEMBER     WHITE BEACH

Today we drove to Hobart.

We needed printer ink refills and card sized envelopes, in particular, but it turned into a big hit on the shops.

The drive in was very pleasant, marred only by too much road kill evident of the native animals.

We went first to Myer in the city centre. John wanted to buy me a birthday present, so I went to the wool section and bought some cream coloured wool and a knitting book – will be baby knits for no one in particular – yet.

After that it was Fullers Bookshop. I had read good reviews of a book called “Travelling Inland”, which was about a couple taking time out and travelling north west WA – but also on a deeper level about self discovery. No luck at Fullers, so we tried A and R – they put it on order. It will arrive after Xmas, but I can wait!

At Office Works we stocked up on assorted stationery and John bought a manual on Office that will help him learn more about PowerPoint, which interests him.

At Glenorchy PO, got envelopes, stamps and Xmas mailing containers.

Printer inks came from Dick Smith.

We had lunch at the Glenorchy shops. John had a pie and sausage roll. I had a vegie roll. Most indulgent.

Did a grocery shop at Glenorchy Coles – oh, the choices available!

Then we’d had enough of “town”.

On the return journey stopped at the Dunalley Fish Market. The crayfish were way too expensive for us but we bought some smoked salmon – $4 for 100 grams.

I bought two punnets of raspberries from the stall at the house in Taranna – $1.50 a punnet. Such luxury. There are so many wonderful fresh foods available in Tasmania.

Tea was bought fish and chips. Fridays were coming around so fast, it seemed.

The weather forecast for the coming weekend was poor, and we noted that there were fewer of the regular weekenders in tonight. This was good – might be a quiet weekend.

Drove 236kms today.

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