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Friday, April 30, 2004
Eaglehawk Neck to Hobart, Targa
After getting up at 6am, and getting ready in 15 minutes, I walked the kilometre or so from the hostel to the highway. It was still dark, but the morning twilight provided enough light to walk by.
The bus came along precisely on time, and I flagged it down. The school kids who use the bus must have a very long day.
Arriving in Hobart again at 8am, I got a bite to eat and went and checked back into the Pickled Frog Backpackers for two nights.
I went for a wander, and soon found that there was something happening in Salamanca Place. The third stage of the Targa Tasmania rally was being started there. It was interesting, with all the different sports cars, but not as exciting as I thought it might be, as the cars took off at a very leisurely pace. There were an amazing number of cars – over 100 for sure, and after watching and photographing for a while, the petrol fumes were staring to be irritating, so I went to send some emails, then went back to the hostel.
I did my washing, and didn't do a whole lot else for the rest of the day. I did however go to the Tiger Trails office in the afternoon to figure out what I needed to take, and to fill in forms. For dinner, I had more hiking food, in order to try to use it up, as I would not be needing food for 6 days on the Tiger Trails trip, as it was included.