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Category Archives: Escape Valve musings

Big Day Out This is our most efficient morning of the Overland Track so far. On the track at 8.45! There’s even dew on the ground on the way to Pelion Hut. We all know this day is going to test us in terms of distance and the spike going up to Pelion Hut. Managing injuries may become an issue. A solid hike and another climb – I’ll see how my health goes. The track leads us off gently on easy-walking plank board, across button grass and into “Pine Forest Moor” – These words are neatly engraved into rock.…

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There is now an image of Maingon Bay on my Joshua Vince (Tasmanian photographer) 2019 calendar. Why? The summer months have gone. The calendar has flipped to March. Perfect time for an aquatic adventure! Summer weather in Tasmania has not yet ended. So don’t be shy. March is often (even usually) the best month temperature wise. A fact I cannot escape is my typing fingers were on strike for February. Sorry ‘bout that.  In my defence, I have been out doing some pretty cool things. So that’s a plus. Right? What did you get up to in your February adventures?…

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The 6 Pack Terrific Tassie Beers

I’ve done a little, let’s call it “research”, and compiled what I call “The 6 Pack of Terrific Tassie Beers” – six beers I’d recommend you drink while you’re in Tassie. Tassie is revered for its whisky, wine and gin. It should not be short changed on its beer either. Tasmania’s beer is rich in history and has been dominated by two breweries. One in the north. One in the south. For many, many years the north vs south battle has waged on this island. It may even be fair  to say much of it has been about which…

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Salamanca Market

Hobart’s Salamanca Market Salamanca Market operates every Saturday from 8.30 – 3.00 (some stalls start closing from 2pm) every Saturday of the year, unless it falls on Christmas Day. It’s been doing this since 1972. These days Salamanca Market is a multicultural affair. Just about as multicultural as Hobart gets. The dry hum of activity exhumes from the market as I approach. The peasants are in a mix of attire, many fearing the grey Gods above, others are expecting Hobart’s sun to make a random 30-degree appearance. Entering at the high point at the Davey Street / Salamanca Place…

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