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Restless by nature, on a whim I blew off city living and my career, to try my hand at a simpler-slower life in rural Tasmania. It's going to be one heck of a learning curve..join me as I find my feet, fingers crossed!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dunalley day tripper..

It’s 11C & there’s a howling chilly wind- Sounds like an ideal day for a country drive.

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With Zuki now in Hobart at Polly dogs house, we head off to possibly the best fish & chips in Southern Tasmania.

Word seems to have gotten out, Dunalley fish market is packed. The two men behind the counter, look like they’ve just jumped off a fishing trawler & are really busy cooking fish. Don’t expect a board menu here, it’s all about fresh fish, locally caught & processed onsite.

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What you get, is what they have- It’s fun watching people get their head around this concept! For today it’s a mix of octopus, squid & two types of fish, lightly dusted with breadcrumbs, fried or possibly grilled.

At the front door are three holding tanks with colourful fish swimming around-great for big & little kids. Inside, the ‘rustic recycled maritime’ influenced eating area, comes complete with their elderly dog, sitting near the wood heater. Later he takes us for a walk on the jetty & proudly barks at the resident seal putting on a lively comic show. You get the feeling these two have done this all before.

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I load up on fresh fish, to take home after chatting to most of the other day trippers eating here. P5080247

 

 

 

Our last stop, is the gorgeous Marion bay & Bream creek area-for future canoeing potential. (pictured right & not to be missed) There’s a hardy bunch of surfers braving the elements-good on em! We elect to drive past Sorell’s antique shops, we’ll leave that for another trip. All in all, it’s been a top day out & worth the chilly drive..

2 comments:

  1. I like that concept of selling what is fresh and in season. There should be more of it across the board. People need to start realising their food is not a year round smorgesboard. I reckon Craig would love that fish shop. We have always wizzed through on our way to White Beach and never really stopped at Dunally.

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  2. Yum, that sounds great. We went to Dunalley for a walk a while back but didn't go to the fish market... next time definitely!

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