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Hobart

Well, it might have taken me awhile, but we’ve finally come to the final chapter of our 2019 Tasmanian trip – a short visit to Hobart. On this visit, we stayed in the historic inner city suburb of Battery Point. It is on a hill and so affords a good view of the Derwent River.

Battery Point Walk

While wandering around the local park, hubby was happy to find out that it had had a famous scientific visitor in the past.

Battery Point Walk

Wandering around Battery Point and its neighbouring suburb, Sandy Bay, we were happy to see a lot of colonial era houses still in good condition. Probably not surprising since they’re two of the most expensive suburbs of Hobart.

That’s all from Tasmania. But I’ve done some travelling since then, so I’ll be back with more adventures soon!

Northern Tasmania – Part 6

‘The Nut’ can be seen from most of Stanley.

From the road into town.

Stanley, Tasmania

From the middle of town.

Stanley

And from the beach.

Stanley

But what about the view from the top? The Nut is 143m tall so it’s a bit of a hike up there. But there is a short-cut for the less fit – the chair lift.

And it’s a great view from the top.

Of the town.

Stanley from 'The Nut'

The coastline.

Stanley from 'The Nut'

And the port.

Stanley from 'The Nut'

While strolling on the Nut or the town, keep a lookout for these guys – pademelons…

Pademelon

Collingwood – Part 3

One of the loveliest things to do on an extended beach break is the meander on the beach at all hours.

Collingwood views

There was plenty of opportunity to do that in Collingwood as the town is on a huge sand spit.

Collingwood views

Collingwood views

One can wander about in all directions for hours upon end, often without seeing another soul.

Collingwood views

Once on the sand, there were plenty of things to see. I was very interested in seeing what the sand hid and then consequently revealed when the tide receded.

Collingwood views

Collingwood views

Collingwood views

Collingwood views

Collingwood views

Collingwood views

Around Nelson – Part 1

Our next stop was Nelson. Nelson is a small city of 53,500 at the top of the South Island. It is said to be the sunniest city in all of NZ!

It wasn’t quite sunny when we arrived. It’s certainly a very green city with the bush right behind the suburban streets.

Around Nelson

Since the city was established back in 1841, it has a mix of modern and historical buildings in the town centre.

Around Nelson

I liked these old weatherboard houses, very typical of New Zealand because of the availability of good building timbers in the past. Reminds me of the old Queenslanders.

Around Nelson

A Drive along Queen Charlotte Drive

The drive from Picton to Havelock via Queen Charlotte Drive isn’t for the faint hearted. It takes in a very narrow and twisty road (a Kiwi special, you might say) that passes by many a picturesque viewpoint and down into quiet little bays.

Around Havelock

Around Havelock

We also stopped to take a stroll in the Kiwi bush.

Around Havelock

Eventually, we emerged from the bush to face the next sizeable town in the region, Havelock.

Around Havelock

August Frost

Hope you’re going alright out there in isolation. I’m alright here in Sydney. It’s certainly given me a reason to complete things that were let go months ago.

At the moment, I’m going through my photo archive for things that I missed out on posting in recent years. I’ll be posting these in the coming weeks. They might not always be related, but a bit of randomness these days isn’t a bad thing.

These pictures hail from all the way back from winter 2018, when we had a run of frosty days in the suburbs. Frost is a rare thing in our part of Sydney so I had to get my camera out.

August Frost

August Frost

August Frost

Winter might be just around the corner, but as long as you’re warm and dry, it’s not such a bad thing. It certainly gives me a better reason to hibernate, and not regret it.