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Today we started the day at a recommended bakery-cafe in Battery Point called Jackman & McRoss. Here we collated the tour leaflets we had collected from the hostel and put an end to a frustrating and exhaustive week of research about traveling around Tasmania by booking on to two tours that go to all the places we want. We then congratulated ourselves on a job well done over hot salmon and leek pie and goats cheese and basil tartlet with coffee.
Braving the weird and wonderful weather (it is rather more '4 seasons in 5 minutes' than '4 seasons in a day' here at the moment) we then started on a walking tour of Hobart, starting with Salamanca Place; a waterside parade of sandstone Georgian warehouses converted into dainty little shops full of beautiful hand-made art and design, and curios in textiles, wraught iron, silver and wood.
Beyond Hampden we walked through St David's Park, Hobart's old cemetary and now a park. The headstones were all sheared into thin plates and mounted into stone walls, and we spent some time looking at the names, one of which, 'Arabella Dager' we agreed would make a wonderful character name in a fictional book. God bless her soul.