Kooyna to Hobart
16.09.2011 16 °C
Kooyna to Hobart
Cloudy and very windy 8 to 16 degrees ... does the wind ever stop?
Feeling ready for the buzz of the big smoke
Early bush walk around the historic site of the Cascades, Koonya and the water front.
Packed up, in the car and first stop – Federation Chocolate tasting.
Then off to Hobart. (Morning cuppa at Pioneer Park at Sorell where the wind blew our chairs over). Arrived around 11.50 and went straight to our pre-booked accommodation at Salamanca Inn, (for 2 nights), hoping we could get a car spot. Luckily our room was ready so we could settle straight in. Quick walk down to the waterfront shops and bought some bread for lunch. Then a walk around Battery Point, back down to the docks and booked our ferry for tomorrow , through the IXL Jam factory building, up town for a walk around the CBD, ( and I check out every music shop in town) and then a race back to Battery Point to a cute little coffee shop, Jam Jam.
It advertised the best freshly roasted coffee and looked the part but it closed at 4pm. We arrived at 3.55. After asking nicely they agree to make us a coffee which is very nice ‘Tassie Style’ coffee. Yet again we get this pleasant mild tasting milky brew which is closer to hot chocolate/mocca than the rip roaring coffee we need! Spend the rest of the afternoon wandering around Battery Point admiring the little cottages and gardens until we arrive at the Salamanca waterfront where we get our daily phone calls from our lovely children, one after the other.
Back to cook dinner, open a bottle of red and admire the city view from our apartment. Pat hits the free laundry facilities and gets to wash a weeks worth of dirty clothes ... lucky thing.
When we finished dinner, put on my R.M's, hit the streets of Salamanca to soak in some night atmosphere, search for gelato and check the live music scene. After 15 minutes of raging the tired teddies decided to go back to the apartment and watch TV for the rest of the evening.
I refused to take any photos today but Pat was still happy snapping away.
Relocated graves at St Davids Park
The old IXL Jam Factory complex
Houses in Battery Point
Arthurs Circus, Battery Point
And yes, there are some people in Hobart.