A Full Day

Tuesday.  After waking early and watching the sun rise we had a pretty full day.

P and T went for a run around the bay before breakfast then we set off to drive up to the top of Mount Wellington which rises up behind Hobart.

It was bright but cool at that time of the day and when we arrived at the lookout point the wind was so strong up there it was difficult to stand upright. Great views though.

After surveying the town of Hobart from above we drove down to Hobart, stopping at the Cascade Brewery on the way for coffee and cake and a stroll around the gardens.  By now the sun was out and it was 28C.

Hobart is a small town with quite a lot of heritage buildings still remaining.

There is a fountain dedicated to Abel Tasman in the square near Government House.

A cruise ship was berthed; dwarfing all the dockside buildings.

Apartments built into disused grain silos. Very clever.

I thought Hobart was a lovely town and would happily gave spent more time there.

After a couple of hours walking around we drove out to the historic own of Richmond and the  heritage site of Richmond Gaol. It is small but very interesting. 

Back home to our rental accommodation for a shower and then a very pleasant evening with the owners who live next door and had kindly invited us to dinner.

A full day.


  1. You've got that holiday energy. Hope you keep it when you get back. I never can.

  2. How wonderful that the owners invited you round for dinner. I hope you remembered your table manners. Did you have barbecued Tasmanian devil?

  3. Does Dr Who live there? Super photos.

  4. What magnificent views! It does sound like you're having a fab time! Enjoy every minute...

  5. Great photos. I'm glad I enlarged them and got a good idea of Hobart.


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