Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Another year under my belt

I've just returned from a birthday extravaganza long weekend in one of my favourite cities in the world: Hobart. We impulsively booked airfares months ago in one of those super-bargain online sales - why would you NOT pop across Bass Strait for the weekend when it only costs $59? Ridiculous. A taxi from our house to the airport costs more...

We stayed at the gorgeous heritage Customs House Hotel - the scene of previous crimes visits to Hobart. It's not flash, but it's comfortable and you can't find a better location: opposite the docks, next to Parliament House and a short walk across a little park to Salamanca Place.

No view from our room at the back, but what a magnificent morning!
We wandered along the waterfront....

Hobart is all about the water...boating, seafood, beautiful views

...Took the ferry out to Glenorchy, to the amazing MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)...

Mount Wellington dominates from just about everywhere.
....where we enjoyed some fabulous artworks, like this Sidney Nolan...

Probably my favourite piece. The scale is enormous!
...Had a delicious lunch at The Source (something we missed out on the last time we visited, so it was on our must-do list this trip)...

Ocean trout - of course! I think seafood featured in every one of my meals.
 ....Went for a sail on the Lady Nelson - our first ever time on board a tall ship....

Fun!
 ...and wandered around town enjoying the heritage architecture.

Everywhere you look, gorgeous buildings like this one.
Things may be a bit more humdrum back at home, but this towering cupcake did feature yesterday.


Thus ends the birthday festival for another year.  :)

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4 comments:

Sara said...

That looks FABULOUS (and you do too, BTW). Did you remember to buy me a cupcake and courier it over? X

Kek said...

The cupcake was a surprise from my youngest son - and very welcome! I would have shared it with you if you'd been here, honest. :)

Back to eating sensibly now, and all wine shall be well hidden until Christmas Day.

Liz N said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

Debstar said...

Happy Birthday Kekkie. Looks like it was a perfect one.

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