On Tuesday and Wednesday morning I spent a substantial amount of time around the Hobart downtown and harbor to get familiar with the town, enjoying the cuisine and do some writing. There is this wonderful historic district very close to the waterfront called Salamanca. The original sandstone buildings that were used for commerce in decades past are now cafes, shops and creative cuisine restaurants. I’m learning that I need to ask how BIG things are. I ordered a muffin, thinking it was about the size of a coffee cup, when it arrived at almost the diameter of the dessert plate on which it sat, I knew I had overstepped my appetite. While I’m talking about food, people are very fit in general in Tassie. You are hard pressed to find many overweight. So I bought a T-Shirt that says “Please Don’t Feed the Fat American” … I think my plate-sized muffin is still waiting for me.