Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tasmania

We spent 4 nights in Tasmania. Beautiful weather, drove 8o0kms and had a lovely time.
The highlight was the Gourmet Lunch Cruise to Peppermint Bay, Hobart.
Spotted a pod of dolphins who then came cruising on the bow of the catamaran, a couple of sea eagles, playful seals and lots of bird life.
Salamanca Market was very busy, egg and bacon rolls for breakfast, hot coffee and plenty of seafood for dinner. Tasted a new way of doing oysters, dipped in Champagne batter with a wasabi dressing.
Launceston was lovely, walked the gardens and loved the old buildings and architecture.
What would a visit to Tassie be without seeing the Richmond Bridge and a bowl of potatoe and bacon soup for lunch topped off with a visit to the Old Lolly Shop.
Hobart's Constitution Dock
Low Head Lighthouse, north of Launceston

At Georgetown, came across this Travelling Quilt Exhibition by the Quilters' Guild of N.S.W.
Excellent small quilts. Noticed that Helen Goddon's 2 quilts had sold.
I recognised several of the quilt makers names.
Sat by the "Old Pier" at Bridport for some lunch. The sun was lovely with just a light breeze.
In Hobart, we walked the Botanical Gardens and visited the Peter Cundall Vegie Garden from the ABC Gardening Show. Picked up a few ideas for drip system sprinklers.






5 comments:

  1. Reckon I'd kill for some of those oysters!!
    Sounds like you had a lovely time :))

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  2. Sounds a great 4 days. I love Tassie, especially aroung the Strahan area. I have rellies in Hobart - my cousin has a stall in the Salamanca markets.

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  3. Love the photos of quirky things

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  4. Love your Tassie photos. I remember that bridge so well from a visit. Our NQ Show and Tell in August has a lighthouse theme and that lighthouse looks like a good one from which to take inspiration!

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  5. Wow, I've just been to Tassie, too! I thought we were the only people crazy enough to go south at this time of year - but the weather was much better than I expected.

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