The Lady Nelson


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Hobart has its own tall ship. A replica of “Lady Nelson”. It’s always a joy to see her at the waterfront. A contrast to the huge cruise ships that visit our city.IMG_E8168IMG_8170

The original “Lady Nelson” ship was built in Deptford, UK in 1799. She sailed to Sydney on her maiden voyage in 1800.

From there, she made multiple voyages to Norfolk Island and was the first ship to bring Europeans to Tasmania in 1803. She explored the east coast of Australia and was a valued link for the new settlements. She also sailed to New Zealand.

Changing Seasons – September


It is spring time, with the days getting warmer and longer.DSC02302IMG_7630

But this is a strange month for me. Our daughters were born in September, so memories and my northern hemisphere brain will always associate the month with autumn. Even after three and a half years, it is the changing seasons that trip me up. Springtime should mean Easter not preparing for Christmas.

We’ve enjoyed walks along the beach and cliffs, a visit to the botanical gardens and seeing spring flowers and the sun shining on our city parks. I’ve been able to sit out on our balcony with a cuppa, after work.


The RAAF Roulettes flew over the cenotaph to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Britain.


Other bloggers have posted about their month on Su’s Changing Seasons page.

Along the Rivulet


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This morning, I went for a walk along one of the rivulets that flow down from Mount Wellington. Two hundred years ago, these streams provided fresh water to the new settlement of Hobart, although they gradually became polluted by industry and the growing population. Today they are public spaces with walking tracks.

New Town Rivulet has a couple of interesting sculptures representing local flora and fauna.DSC02710DSC02747


I wonder how long this bench has been along this track? How many people of rested here?

The Peoples Library



This month, there is an interactive literary exhibition, in a gallery in Hobart.

113 books are on display.IMG_7516

Multiple copies are available to pick up and read, to take over to a chair. Drinks and snacks are on hand.IMG_7534


There are various events, book club discussions, audience with authors, silent reading parties.

We visited the gallery on a rainy Saturday. Randomly, I chose a book, chose a page and took a photo of the text. I’m amazed at the variety of content, prose, fiction, poetry, autobiography, even opera with music score.IMG_7526IMG_7524IMG_7531IMG_7522IMG_7529

I want to visit again and get inside more of these books.IMG_7538

More info at