Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bright sunshiny days

Mum and I went shopping at Salamanca Market on Saturday. It has probably been almost a year since I last went there. I bought some seeds, a new beanie, a wooden duck, berries, bread... and a bottle of gin. William McHenry, appropriately dressed in his kilt, was selling whisky, vodka and gin from his distillery over on the Tasman Peninsula near Port Arthur. He explained that his classic gin contains fresh herbs and spices like coriander and cardamon... well it tastes pretty good I must say.

The weather here in southern Tasmania has been very warm, sunny and dry this summer, and last weekend was no exception. Salamanca was packed with visitors.

On Sunday the sun continued and we drove south to Dover for lunch at Post Office 6985 and checked out the headstones outside the quaint wooden church opposite. Glorious.


  1. Oh, that little church is just gorgeous....
    I have a soft spot for them!
    Wouldn't it be lovely to live in one....

  2. Lovely isn't it! There are actually two churches for sale in Franklin right now, one beautifully renovated and one quite raw. If I had the money I would buy one.

  3. We tried that gin this summer too - loved it!!