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- Swimming pool
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Wow wow wow! When that alarm awoke me from my glorious slumber at 6 30 am little did I know the festivities ahead. A booking for a Boutique Wine experience concluded with a MONA visit was on the cards and the 3 degree bit into me like a savage Luis Suarez as I made my way from the Mantra down Davey St to the Hobart Dock. Leaving plenty of time up my sleeve for my 9 30am rendezvous, I did a little local exploration...and oh...what a great journey it was. A beautiful ...
I finally made it to Hobart and what a lovely place it is. We wound our way through farms with plenty of cows and sheep, into suburbia and on to downtown. The hotel is lovely. I have a nice business class room with a harbor view. The weather is in the 50's-60's during the day and the 40's at night. It is very cold for Australia but not so bad for me. After a quick nap and shower, I joined my friend Rebekah from the ...
... a few and this is where we picked up the giant brownie for the birthday girl.
4th stop: Get Shucked Oyster Farm. We got to watch one of the guys working there actually shuck some oysters while Stephen picked up a dozen oysters to take away.
By now we were back on the on the north island and the girls were getting a bit tired of all the driving. So we headed off to the Quarantine station which happened to be open Sundays. Not many of the original buildings ...
... house to ourselves with Dale and Sarah joining us for the Easter holiday. That night a tick on Annie’s bucket list as two young Eastern Quolls frolic on the veranda much to the pleasure of the enthralled dog.
So here we are warm and cosy in front of the fire. Gorgeous D'Entecasteaux Channel view, soup on the wood stove. Life is good for us!
... brakes to assist) and we crossed the Tasman Bridge, passed Bellerive oval (will visit next time), crossed over the two causeways spanning the Pitt Water and refuelled in Sorrell.
Probably the flattest countryside we have seen so far as we headed back south through Copping until we crossed over the bridge at Dunalley that saw us on the Forestier Peninsula and entering yet another National Park (Tasman NP). You certainly get your monies worth out of the $60 NP pass ...