Hobart: Day 00

Whilst I did technically land in Hobart yesterday, I only started looking around Hobart and Tasmania in general with the native @chrisjrn today.

We started the trip by going up Mt Wellington, but sadly were impacted by a lot of low-lying cloud making the views difficult.

Here’s a view from about half way up the mountain down onto Hobart:

With all the cloud instead of the amazing views I had been promised, I just had lots and lots of white, which whilst kind of charming in it’s own way, is clearly false advertising ;-)

After visiting Mt Wellington Fog, we headed onto the road around to Port Arthur with detours to interesting places along the way.

Always an excuse to stop for random self-camwhoring.

Chris took me to some really interesting natural rock formations at a cove, the geological activity forces the rocks to break in straight lines, they look like man cut blocks!

Check out those rocks!

@chrisjrn checking out the rocks

Following mystical rock cove (maybe not not real name) we decided to go checkout a blowhole.

Sadly it turned out to be a natural geological formation rather than some dodgy deviant makeout facility.

Natural tunnel formation - watch the water coming in before it splashes up

Splash! It's pretty hard to capture on camera really :-(

Of course the best part about the blowhole action was the salty salty deliciousness:

Fresh from the deep fryer, all chrispy and nommmmm

After refuelling at the blowhole, we headed to Port Arthur, where Tasmania had it’s convict colony to look at all the historical buildings:

Main prison block in the foreground

I can never say no to exploring a dungeon....

There’s some more dodgy pictures involving bars and chains that I’ll have to wait for Chris to upload at a later stage.

Meanwhile, here’s Chris looking dodgy and being reminded why long hair may be cool to look at whilst being very annoying to actually have:

Also, we went on a boat:

Boat View!

Captain Jethro!

After the boat trip, we headed back home – although did get interrupted by an (amazing for me) sight of a bridge being swung to allow a sailing boat to pass through the bridge.

Note the mast!! O_o

Also, today’s WTF moments:

Um, historical laptop anyone? To be fair, that model is probably about 10 years old...

Oh what the fuck, is that comic sans ms?!!?

And on that note, I’m off to bed for more adventures tomorrow. :-)

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3 Responses to Hobart: Day 00

  1. I’m quite surprised that you didn’t remember the name of the Tesselated Pavement

    For those reading along at home, Jethro’s comment was effectively “Tesselated Pavement? Wtf does that mean”.


  2. Sarai says:

    When Mark took me to the Christchurch Gondola, stunning views were advertised. And we were completely immersed in cloud. I swear we could not see more than five meters. That was false advertising. Nice, but false advertising :-)

  3. Nicki says:

    Good to see you’re taking notes! Flatmate and I are thinking of going for a long weekend in March, so we expect a full report and all your travel tips when you get here.

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