Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 43 Hobart, Tasmania

What an exhausting day….  Ed, Becky & I were off the ship very early… before 8:00 am and began exploring Hobart. We began by exploring the waterfront Salamanca and Battery Point while we waited for the Tourist Information Center to open.  After getting our maps and deciding on a plan (affected by less than optimal weather) we headed out to the Queens Domain & the Cenotaph as were made our way to the Botanical Gardens.  The scenery & views were lovely.  The Botanical Gardens were magnificent!  There was so much variety and the quality of exhibits was superb…. We spent a fair amount of time there and when we finished we headed back to the waterfront for lunch.  Once we were nourished we decided that Mt. Nelson was awaiting us….  It seemed like a good idea even though the weather was really closing in.  Every time we asked for directions we got a bit of a different story.  We spent about 4-5 hours climbing the mountain and much of that effort was probably unnecessary due to poor advice.  We probably walked at least 15 miles for the day.  I can tell you this; by the time I got to the top of Mt. Nelson I was freezing!  The forecast on the ship was for temps in the 70s so I didn’t bring a jacket and guess what….  No 70s!  We finally made it to the top and it was so socked in that there was no view but the exercise was great…  Tomorrow we arrive around 7:00 am into Port Arthur.  Ed, Becky and I will be off on another adventure.




Jo said...

Yikes! What the heck is that spider on your face?

Holly said...

yeah - what Jo said. What the HECK IS THAT??!!!

Anonymous said...

OK, hands down... you're more adventurous and brave to get a spider on your face. Are ya crazy?!

Really enjoyed the photos from today, especially from the botanical garden!


holly said...


Jeff we need some comment about the spider.

Jeff Farschman said...

It's obvious from the photo that I am asleep... I guess there is a possibility that my buddy Ed put a fake spider on my face but.... how woud I know?

Holly said...

Dang I thought it was fake when I clicked on the pic - but given all the wild things you've photographed there was a slim chance it was real. I almost was going to ask if it was an ear wax spider looking for a snack. Instead I fell for it hook, line and sinker.