One of the reasons for a stopover in Hobart - apart from seeing the sights - was to catch up with an old school friend whom I have not seen since the day we left school in December 1967! She went to Canberra to Uni while I stayed in Sydney and our paths never crossed again. But as luck would have it, another schoolfriend had Jo McGlynn's details and I emailed her a while ago to see about getting together after all this time. Finally a few days ago I had given ...
Travels in Oz
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We decided to give the Gordon Dam a miss. Our fuel was again running low and with all the driving at high altitude we could not predict how far we could get on what was left in the tank. So now we hit the main highway into Hobart. An intriguing little place called Salmon Ponds was a slight detour. This was the first salmon and trout hatchery in the southern hemisphere and still supplies many of the fingerlings for the stocked dams around the state. The tourist...