Many places were closed coz of the fire and alot of tourists decided to go to the air walk. It’s basically some walk near the top of trees and then to a lookout.
I did feel weak at the knees and just had to look straight and walk forward. Having said that, it wasn’t as scary as the windy lookout at queenstown.
Next up were two swing bridges. They are quite fun. A grandma walking on it was crazy. she held onto the ropes and pushed & pulled them aggressively, to shake the bridge! Crazy.
A few pics from my most expensive photo shoot as yet…
What is so great about the pic?
The above beers were being sold at the Salamanca Markets. Chilli Beer, seems interesting and new. Looks nice as well. We bought all 6 flavours for $23.
The taste? crap! it’s mostly ginger beer! WTF….should’ve looked at it properly. The only one I was OK with was the green labelled one (lime sparkling something). Alwyn found the raspberry one OK; Carmen and I thought it tasted more like cough syrup.
Driving towards Hobart, the temperature outside of the went up and up, to a max of 42 degrees! cold air blowing out of the air-con vents, and hot air rising out of the dashboard onto your face…
We stopped at Ouse for a quick lunch, and also bought a bag of ice that started melting before we reached the car…a fire was about to start 2km from where we stopped! I only found out when we reached hobart… even so, we saw quite a few police/fire/ambulance gathered nearby…that was a hint on what was happening! we also received sms about a fire somewhere. i guess that meant we were quite close to the fire.
The sun was red when we were at hobart. it was coz there was a fire about 20km from where we were staying. and the sun rays burned when it shown on me directly :(
Such a hot day then….overhead a waitress telling tourists “..it is considered hot in hobart if it’s 25 degrees..”
Just as you leave Queenstown towards Hobart, you will see a turn off at the top of the mountain to the ‘Iron Blow Lookout”. Cool, a lookout to queenstown or whatever. The lookout is down at the crater of water that has been collected because of mining…nothing that special, right? it looks nice and all that..however, on that day, it was windy. Super windy!
My guess was that the wind gusts was above 100km/hr! when these strong gusts of wind came, you just gotta brace yourself or you might get blown off. seriously! in the above pic, you might or might not have noticed that i’m holding onto the railings. Took me about 5min to build up enuf courage to move towards the end of that short walk. Camera was always attached to me and I had to even kneel down coz it just was too windy!
Oh, as Alwyn gets closer to the end of that lookout, the wind gets stronger…i just had to yell out ‘Go AWAY, Alwyn, Go Away!”. He almost got blown away as well…one hand on his glasses and one hand on the railing…funny as…
Yes, you are unique and insignificant.
I read the article about exploration to other Stars/planets in the National Geographic magazine earlier this week…and it made me sad to know that we haven’t got the technology or means to travel out of our solar system to explore. we are just so small and insignificant.