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.
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.
We captured low tide today at the Tessellated Pavement. This naturally formed pavement is just one of the fascinating rock formations at Eaglehawk Neck. The flat rock surface has been divided in regular blocks over thousands of years.
Hobart is nestled between the foothills of Mount Wellington and the River Derwent. I took these photos this morning on my way to work, with hints of snow on the mountain.
I love this view on the way into the city from the airport, a visitors first view or our mountain.
Five years ago we visited Tasmania for the first time. This is a view from the top of Mount Wellington. We planned a gap year and three years on, we are still living the dream.
As well as Wineglass Bay, there are other gems in Freycinet. Beautiful coves and beaches such as Honeymoon Bay.
Bush walks amongst pink granite bolders.
The Lighthouse at Cape Tourville.
After such a rugged coastline, you can understand why the early explorers named this area, Friendly Beaches.
There are interesting signs now, that we wouldn’t have dreamt about a few years ago.
Wineglass Bay is a beautiful, secluded bay on Tasmania’s East Coast, within Freycinet National Park.
There is a walking track up to this lookout point, which meanders down to the bay itself.
Last week we joined a Wineglass Bay Cruise to explore the coast and enjoy a ploughman’s lunch while anchored within the bay. The winter weather was glorious and we were fortunate to see local wildlife.
Dolphins played alongside the boat.
Seals relaxed on the rocks.
Southern right whales showed themselves as they migrate north.
The bay itself was glorious, blue sky, white sand, turquoise waters, golden rocks, green trees.
A perfect day in a perfect place.