Friday, 12 October 2012

hobart! day one, part two: boat rides and where we stayed (and more food!)

me in hobart small I think it is high time I shared more of my trip to Hobart and Mona! After our amazing meal at Ethos, Bonnie and I walked down to Hobart's dock. With my my flat brogues, albeit maroon and pink patent but still, long grey vintage coat and boxy vintage suitcase, I felt like a cross between a rather prim teacher and a WWII child evacuee. Most sensible! Great for walking but that case is not light. New carry on luggage, here I come! It was lovely to walk down the historic streets in the honeyed afternoon light. There are so many beautiful old buildings.kodak building hobart Some of the buildings are so narrow and quaint they remind me of Europe.hobart buildings blue skiy The light in Hobart is so different from Victoria's. When we turned a corner into the shade, it was cold and very blue. Really stark and wintry; I loved it!bonnie hobart tall ship The boats – ships? – might be historic too.bike hire hobart As their bike share bikes are, at least in good looks! So much more attractive than Victoria's. I'll have to see if they ride well next time I'm here. I love that light blue!bonnie mona hobart port Beautiful Bonnie had our tickets ready.me hobart port c And so we waited for the special ferrie.me hobart port b I was so excited to see this enormous ship. It goes to Antarctica, and I'd LOVE to go there one day. But we were waiting for a smaller, sleeker vessel.me hobart port But still had some time for posing in the sun. The seagulls took the opportunity to look like fighter planes.mona ferrie Then our ride arrived. Even the ferrie is branded. I love Mona's mark and how it is used.ferrie flag And we were off. It started to get windy.bonnie ferrie sun Very windy. Good for long hair... sort of! leaving hobart So, we waved bye to Hobart as the sun started to finish up for the day.bonnie hair ferrie Maybe the wind felt he could come out now the sun wasn't looking. We were looking for penguins and dolphins.bonnie is a golden mermaid And then Bonnie looked like a golden mermaid.arriving at the island After a hilariously windy (we eventually had to give up our top deck positions and take shelter before the wind snatched up our phones and gave them to the sea) trip, the islands came into view. We could see the houses on the cliff face, and wondered which one was to be ours.island sunset The view is incredible, really.island dock micky mouse hands tennis mona We docked, and walked up the stairs into a golden world filled with very familiar white hands...mona reflection sunset And admired ourselves in the reflection of Mona's distorting mirror front.esmond mona view We were then electro-buggied – no more walking for us! – to our house, Esmond.monanisms Both of us liked the decor – really modern and funny too.  esmond mona bonnie best photo bomb ever Then Bonnie got me in the best photo bomb ever. "I see you, taking pictures of yourself in the bathroom!"!!!me red chair esmond hobart We took turns at posing in the red chair. Surprisingly comfortable!oysters cheers But don't ferrie rides make you hungry? The staff were absolutely wonderful, and brought us a dozen oysters, through the howling wind, right to our table, even though they weren't on the menu. But we were in Tasmania, we had to have fresh oysters! They were honestly the best I have ever had. I thought the ones I have here in Melbourne were good, but now they'll always be playing second fiddle! Anyway, we devoured our appriopriately mermaidian food... shoes esmond table detail ... and got changed. I liked the furnitures' leg details in the apartment. The ones in the bedroom were a fluro coral pink, which I thought matched matched my shoes rather nicely, don't you?swimsuit We were going swimming. I firmly put my body image insecurities to the back of my mind and quickly put my pretty (if unflattering) swimsuit on. It was time to go swimming in the infinity pool! So, wrapped in our fluffy white hotel robes we stamped in our hotel slippers through the gale to the heated indoor pool. It was bath temperature, which was welcome after even that 30 second outdoor spree! We spent the rest of the evening swimming, eating more room service deliciousness (I could get very used to having someone bring me my food on a tray, thankyouverymuch) and enjoying the wild Tasmanian sunset. We tried, at least, to get an early night, as the next day we would be up bright and early for Mona!
windy sunset tasmania

18 comments:

Farrah said...

Great photos. I went to Australia about 3 years ago and my parents really wanted to go to Tasmania but we couldn't =( maybe some other time. Thankfully we have family there.

esme and the laneway said...

Farrah: I do recommend it, it's so different to mainland Aus and really beautiful in another way! Great that you have family here, extra good reason to visit! :D

Jessica Cangiano said...

I adore your coat, those swirly buttons are such a delightfully fun touch. Marvelous photos - you've got me yearning for a seaside vacation!

♥ Jessica

Alli said...

Gorgeous photos. And I LOVE your old blue suitcase. I'm a big fan of vintage suitcases.....I think they are beautiful and I am fascinated with their history :)
Tassie looks beautiful.

Mia said...

Hey!
I just moved to Melb a couple of weeks ago. Can you tell me which places I can't miss?
Love your blog
Cheers ;)
Mia

Diana said...

Thanks for this recap,Hobart looks wonderfully cold but beautiful too!

look see said...

Mona is fan-feaking-tastic, isn't it! These shots are so making me miss Hobart!

Vickie said...

wonderful photos, love the windy-hair ones :)

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

first time at your blog and it is so lovely! your hair is cute and so is your style! newest follower here!

lindsey louise

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Miss Maple said...

Wonderful coat and wonderful blouse with cute collar.

Eva Wu said...

i love your stories!
pozdrawiam
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MrJeffery said...

wow. gorgeous photos! looks like a beautiful trip.

bella said...

these photos are so amazing! you really captured the highlights of hobart xx

Eccentric Owl said...

What a lovely, lovely trip!

ursula said...

I've lived in Hobart for about 8 years and I've never noticed that narrow yellow Kodak building before! You make my city look so lovely!!

Drapedincloudlets said...

The buttons of this coat are so adorable!

Nancy Wilde said...

Your hair looks great! I also love the swimsuit and the shoes, very pretty.

The bikes were all inviting for a ride.

I wish I could visit Tasmania one day... *envy*

:)xx

http://nancywilde.blogspot.pt/

Mabel said...

What a fun looking trip! I had to take a ferry over the summer and the waves were so high, we all got soaked!

Love all of the photos :)

Mona (Mabel)
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