After yesterday's extended antics I really needed to sleep in so I took my time getting of bed. Eventually I made my way down to the Salamanca Market (yes 3rd market in 2 days). This one is a little more like a cross between an art and wine festival and a farmer's market. The food proved to still be good though I did not find the variety of ciders I had elsewhere. I did find one when I walked past the part of the waterfront that was celebrating the end of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race though. For the afternoon I headed up Mt Wellington and just hiked for hours. I did get a bus to the top, because I started so late, then hiked from there.
The view from the top of Mt Wellington
Tons of dolorite slabs that made annoyed I keep missing opportunities to take my climbing shoes
The view from halfway down
This is called Octopus Tree, it deserved a picture
Eventually I realized it was getting dark and started heading off the mountain. I got really lucky because a young family from the the Australian East Coast picked me up and got me into town.
Happy New Year
Tomorrow I start heading to Launceston via a 3 day tour of the Tasmanian West Coast with Under Down Under tours.