Ashton Gate Guest House
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... by swimming in the hotel pool because our room wasn't ready until 4pm. We also said hello to the two blind seals living at the hotel called Billie & Grace. We finally got into our room (352) and settled in. After settling in we went to Ralph's and got some grocery supplies and came back to the hotel and cooked a late tea. We were really tired by now and finally got to bed way later than a school night, which it still was back home. Tomorrow, ...
... m&ms, kids also had chips and ice tea -as there were two 1-hour rain delays during the game (needed to keep them occupied). We then came home had 2 fresh carrots from the market and an apple and went to bed.
Then the next day we drove to the rugged Bruny Island (hour south of Hobart). They are known for their cheese and a few other gourmet things (eg. oysters, wine, bread and berries)…they offer daily foodie tours from Hobart… so ...
... there taking photos of the cockatoos for a good while. It was fabulous.
Up the hill we got to the lighthouse, looked around, took photos of said lighthouse, the mouth of the River Tamar and Bass Strait.
Back down the road we visited Georgetown and the Maritime Museum there. We were fascinated by all the information. Also watched a ship head in, aiming for the Aluminum smelter ...
... a green park with lovely views up the hills as well. Oh yes and the bonus is it is half price to last night only $6.
The weather was both sunny, and then raining - pelting driving rain so we started doing our indoor hobbies. Sharon set too and made playdough for the grandchildren. We had bought playdough supplies in Launceston. As you can see from the mess, sorry creation, it was an interesting exercise.
... t diesel.
Thanks to the bug outs we got to our accommodation, the Hotel Grand Chancellor, with a luxurious 1 3/4 hrs to get organized and have a shower before the farewell dinner started. Is this the life of the faster riders? Time to burn.
We got an invite to sit with Hugh, John and Anthea at the dinner, and thanks to John's excellent tackling techniques he secured us a prime front table. It seems Stirling and Nathan got an ...