Friday, April 10, 2009

Snow in Tassie

Snow atop Mount Wellington, and apparently its not all that unusual to have a bit of a blizzard in early April up there. The girls and I were mighty impressed, especially as just 11km away in Hobart the sun was out, and the temperature 12 degrees higher.

There is a bit of a tradition here in Tasmania, that if its snowing on the mountain, one must make a snowman (crude versions are absolutely fine), sit it on your bonnet, and try and make it down to the bottom of the mountain without it melting, or sliding off your bonnet! We only made it about half way down before it skidded sideways on a hairpin corner. Interestingly, this ritual encourages careful slow cornering rather than speed.

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