Ozzy, ozzy, ozzy!
07.02.2011 - 11.02.2011 19 °C
Well I am now at the end of my 3 whole days in Tasmania
First impressions of Tasmania was that it was... Very quiet! I would like to say quite similar to the Isle of Man aswell. There's not too much going on but it has been nice to chill out a bit for a couple of days. I have been staying Hobart, I was going to venture out to Launceston but the coaches are quite infrequent and hiring a car just for 1 day was expensive.. I've read up though and I don't think I missed too much!
My first day here I just spent sussing out the place really.. I must have walked for miles, I didn't get off my feet the whole day other than for a sandwich in the park
The second day I had pre-booked a tour to Bruny Island which is just amazing - See photos below! The trip involved getting a bus to the ferry, leaving the ferry and getting another bus down to the jet boat at adventure bay. Before we were taken down to the jet boats I have to say I was given the most amazing home made blueberry muffin. It made my day. Anyway.... We were on the jet boat for 3 hours. I was right at the front and the guy next to me found my giggling and screaming highly amusing. It was great fun though.. Sailed all around the bay and surrounding islands. Saw an odd little cave that kind of sucked the sea water in and then sprayed the water out again - Again, picture below. It was much more interesting than it sounds! We saw hundreds of sea lions on the rocks too.. Cute Then we went dolphin spotting but didn't see any Apparently they're seen less frequently in the summer here.
The day after, the weather was miserable! Went down to the seafront and took a tour up to Mount Wellington. It was a good 15-20 degrees colder up there than the rest of Hobart.. Which has actually been quite cold! The views were stunning though.
Been down to the seafront this morning to have a look at the wooden boat festival which starts this weekend.. Surprisingly, it was full of boats
Just about to leave Tasmania for Sydney so I think relaxing these last couple of days will have prepared me!