Dec 10 D04 D05 - We made a last minute change of plan to visit Tahune Airwalk forest as we reckoned the earlier plan to St Helens, Launceston, Tamar valley might be a stretch. After all we had a flight to catch at Hobart.
While we had always been fairly free and easy on our trips deciding on our lodging place at our whim, we made our lodgings booking the night before. As usual, I flipped through from the booklets for tourists from the airport and decided on a motel from the Golden Chain of accommodation in Australia.
As the motel that we set our eyes on did not have a booking website and also the timing was tight, I used my prepaid card to make the booking. Wow, I felt like a local touring the country. This turned out to be a good decision as we only managed to check into the motor lodge around 11 pm. If we had not the booking, we would be hard pressed to find a place to put up for the night. (130)
While the motel building was old, it was fairly well maintained. The best part was that the service at Pooraka Motel was impeccable. Though we checked in late, the host was still around to welcome us. There were also milk available for our morning coffee. The host had all things thought out carefully.