Swansea Beach Chalets
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I sent Lachlan a picture of Hobart and he called it a hamlet. It is the capital city of Tasmania, but you can understand that it is on the smaller size, especially compared to Melbourne. I really liked it. It was a nice change from Bernie as well.
After the meetings, I drove up to Mount Wellington. It had the most amazing views of Hobart in one direction and this rocky plateau in the other with the mountains behind. It was just incredible. It sort of looked like ...
... a quick snoop round Coles Bay. Lovely views across the narrow inlet. Then we drive into Freycinet National Park and pay our daily entrance fee ($24) and park up in the Wineglass Bay car park and then it's walking time! First, we walk up to the ridge (about 45 minutes and pretty hard going uphill) and we get our first glimpse at that famous look-out view! Magnificent. Truly Breath-taking. Then we embark on our real test - taking the trail down to the ...
... had disappeared and it was a mostly sunny day. Did we mention how good it was to drive up in a car!!? The views were magnificent and the breeze not icy for a summers day. Luckily the boys got out of doing any walks on the mountain as we could drive up to the pinnacle...we'll save the walking for tomorrow.
We still had time to drive around Hobart and Sandy Bay and enjoyed afternoon tea at a cafe with a chocolate eclair & hazelnut chocolate ...
... lonely and craving company. Lets just say he liked a chat…… Even “Have a Chat Rob” had trouble escaping
from Shane. Ahh well! it’s is all part
of the experience. Thankfully,
throughout all of our travels we have only met nice, interesting unique people,
no troublemakers or anyone that has caused us concern.
As we have mentioned in the past we are always coming across
funny signs during ...
... well it's quite sobering really. While on the peninsula we went to see the old coal mine ruins. This is where they sent the very worst of the worst convicts from Port Arthur. We didn't go back into Port Arthur as we'd been before and could see enough from the lookout out the front of the Visitor Centre.
Everything around the Tasman Peninsula gives you this sense of sadness at the moment so thank heavens for the little township ...