North Hobart and a lazy day.

Today we went to drop off one of our team to her friends in Battery Point. From there we went to North Adelaide to the State Theatre. It was built in 1913 and there was another building across the road built in 1915. Lovely area. We had coffee and chat with a friend of mine I used to work with who lives in Tassie – it was lovely to catch up. I love our friendship, it falls into the ‘low maintenance’ category, which means it does not matter how long between visits – we just catch up and continue on. Beautiful. Worthwhile ūüôā

After we found our car in a drizzly street we went food shopping for the next few days and then home.  Nice to just veg at home sometimes. Ahhhh.

Rainy Autumn Day
Rainy Autumn Day

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We have really enjoyed Tassie this time – more than last Te and we enjoyed it then. We wandered around the streets of North Hobart for a little bit and the architecture was wonderful, buildings built in the early 20th century. Really interesting some of them. More tomorrow.

Oatlands, Ross, Lake Leake and return – 224 kms

Took our time getting going, cos we can and headed north towards Oatlands, where there was a pancake shop and a renowned pie shop. The pie shop was not as fabulous as we had hoped. ¬†The chicken curry pie had wonderful pastry but the contents weren’t what they could have been.

On we went, a few kms further north, to Ross. There is a famous bridge there too, the third oldest bridge in Australia.  Two stonemasons, who were convicts worked on the bridge and when it was completed they were pardoned.  Awww.imageimage image image

Ross
Ross

We had a great day just pottering and we happened upon Lake Leake on the map and of course had to go there.

Lake Leake
Lake Leake

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Back from Bruny Island

Margate Train shops
Margate Train shops

image image image image imageLunch was wonderful and the drive back beautiful, in spite of all of us being on semi-high alert on the bush road.

We drove back through some lovely areas and saw a train parked on the highway complete with a steam engine. It was in Margate.  There were pancakes, coffee and at the end of the train very reasonably priced second hand furniture and knick knacks. Some of it was really beautiful and the chandeliers were to die for!!!