A new year, and a resolution to blog more frequently!
And what better way to begin 20011 than with a Skywatch Friday photo or 2… or 4…
We spent two weeks in Tasmania in December – our first visit. It was special for many reasons, not least of those is that we nearly cancelled the trip 2 days prior because of some health issues I am dealing with. But – we went, it was wonderful and we hope to visit again soon.
As well as Hobart, Cradle Mountain and Barnbougle golf course, we had 4 nights at Freycinet Lodge in Freycinet National Park. On Christmas Day we drove up the coast (in the hopes of getting mobile phone reception so that we could call MissN who was in China on exchange) to picnic at Binalong Bay at the southern end of the Bay of Fires.
Our lunch was a picnic comprised of fruit and pastries from breakfast, cheese and a bottle of pinot noir we had bought at Freycinet Vineyard a couple of days before, and chocolate from the Christmas stocking (we didn’t exchange gifts this year). We watched some locals dive for crayfish and abalone and later drove as far north as the Gardens. (This area has been affected by flash flooding – the same weather system that has devastated SE Queensland, northern NSW and western Victoria – this week). We did manage to get to speak to MissN on our way home (there is reception at Bicheno). She was waiting (in the cold – it was about -2C there) to get a table at Pizza Hut in Tianjin with her exchange buddies. A very different Christmas for her too!
Dinner was at the Lodge – a rather uninspired buffet. But we had the view.. and the sunset.
Here are a couple more.
A blessed day.