|The view from over there, looking towards Hobart|
We loved our time in Hobart. It was such a relaxing time. It's a lovely little city, with buckets of history and tiny brick buildings meant to keep out the wind and the wet. We took ourselves on a walking tour, which started in Battery Park (I believe that's the older section). Our walk took us past tiny cafes and bakeries and we put our holidaying spirit into gear, stopping at as many as possible so we could try all of the local flavours.
May I just say, very much yum to the local flavours. We ended up going back to this one bakery a couple of times. Everything looked amazing and the coffee was spectacular. Hey, I could drink coffee then...
Our walk took us through Arthur Circus, which is a roundabout with tiny little houses on it.
We headed back up the hill to rescue our car as the parking time was almost up. As we walked up the hill, we tried to remember exactly where we parked it. And what colour it was. Good times with rental cars.
It was found easily and we moved over to the CBD, which was not far at all. Hobart is built right next to the harbour. We happily walked most of the day, sadly losing our squeaky friend Sophie somewhere. Adrian's glasses had busted and a man from Seattle fixed them. He and I agreed that the best salmon is from Seattle, but Tasmania's is pretty good too!
Oh, the fish... we ate fish our first night there, just fish and chips takeaway and, my! it was delicious! Flounder, I think.
|I can't remember where this was|
|Fish and chip wagons|
They have these cute little fish and chip wagons which are actually boats. Unfortunately we ran out of meals before we managed to eat at one. Next time.
I'm sure I had more to tell you, but I've forgotten. It's been awhile.
Oh, we couldn't find little fellows socks the first morning and he had to brave the cool temps (15 C) wearing his mother's. Upon taking a wrong turn, or as we navigators call it "the scenic route", we stumbled across a baby store and fixed that, only to find many of little fellows socks easily when we got home. We'd also found coffee and to my knowledge, there is not bad coffee in Hobart.
We went to a cheese factory for lunch the one day.... Just a moment while I remember what eating brie is like.... Soon.
|Cool rocks up high|
So go to Tasmania and experience the delicious and beautiful place for yourself. Be swept up in the mania! And go to Mount Wellington. We did, but I'm not writing about it. It was lovely (and cold! Hooray!).
|Hobart from Mount Wellington|