Friday, March 04, 2011

Salamanca Market

One of Hobart's biggest attractions is it's Saturday Salamanca Market.
We joined the throngs and although in many ways it seemed similar to
our Farmer's Market in Grand Junction, it was much much larger.

The market started in 1971 with 12 stalls. Now, it has 300 stalls and
attracts 25,000 people every Saturday. When we first arrived it was fairly
quiet, but as the morning went on it became very crowded.

We made a few small purchases, knowing we'd have to carry them all the
way home to the States. Lynn found a essential oil booth and purchase
some local Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Lavender oils that are native to

We also purchased some fruit leather. Really tasty!

If we hadn't seen the Tasmanian Devils at Bonorong, this might have been
the closest we'd come to seeing the real thing. I think these probably
aren't as ferocious as they look!


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