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... size of a small wardrobe. Our three 40 litre bags look like a handful of Tesco's carrier bags next to these lumbering whoppers, and I wonder if my two creased shirts and one pair of long trousers will see me through it all. - We all trailed round the shopping mall yesterday in search of some vaguely respectable clothes that are described as smart/casual in the cruise literature; some actual enclosed footwear, and a pair of long trousers, - which, after 8 months in sandals ...
... and headed back to the markers. After our walk we made our way to Nutgrove beach to catch the final rays from the day. The beauty of living near the ocean is that you don't need to have full on beach days, in order to enjoy the beach. We walked along the water for a bit, found a spot we wanted to stop and then conked out for awhile. It's the perfect place to grab a little shut eye before continuing on your day. When our stomachs began to rumble we made our way back to ...
... are albatrosses (don't blame me if they're not). We have discovered that the smaller birds are called Mutton birds travelling from Siberia to Tasmania and they fly close to the ship for shelter. It's a formal evening tonight but only Allan and I dressed up and went to dinner as Roma was not feeling very well due to the continued ship's rocky movement. Let's hope it calms down overnight. Looking forward to our visit to Hobart ...
... equivalent of our Fourth of July).
Today we started off our morning with a return trip to Salamanca to experience its famous Saturday outdoor market -- hundreds of stalls with food, crafts, jewelry, etc -- mostly Tasmanian-made. After stocking up on some amazing produce -- including the biggest, most flavorful cherries we'd ever eaten -- we hopped on the ferry to the now-famous MONA ('Museum of Old and New Art'). The story ...
... test fail).
Otherwise the drive to Port Arthur was as lovely as any other drive in Tasmania, though Marc does regularly wonder why every Tasmanian drives 20 km below basically any speed limit and if the speed limit were 20 km - would they come to a halt?
We arrived around 9.45 and got our entry tickets at the Visitors Centre, which included a walking tour and a harbour boat tour as well as any plays being presented on the grounds. ...