Wednesday, January 11, 2012

into a new year

i spent christmas in hobart, tasmania, with my family and friends, a week staying at a friend's home while they were in melbourne and some time with my cousin paula and a few days at orford at the shack with family members for the new year.
we made some short trips from our base at orford and just enjoyed a time of just rest and reflection.
we went to traibunna and fish and chips at the marina, so delicious, so fresh and with a raspberry ade

we visited sufies 3 days running, a small patchwork and christmas shop all year round and helped the tasmanian economy along quite nicely !

but the views of the boats were just lovely, though on the day i took the photos it was overcast, still warm, but a rest from the humid and hot weather we had been enjoying, i will let you look at the boats !

this one had just left the jetty and then the captain and his mate came out on deck

this old lab had very good sea legs and new every move about setting out for a sail

lots of lovely views of all the boats tied up at this marina and the caravan selling the fish and chips is just at the back of the old pub pictured in these photos and in a good picnic area and very popular

what a good place this would be for a stitchy type weekend or longer, not sure what if anything is happening at the pub, but it would be a grand place to get your hands on a bring new life into
we also visited kates berry farm at swansea, a well know spot on the tourist route and well it is a must stop and visit if you are anywhere near

we shared this between 5 of us, but i also could not resist a most delicious low fat icecream of chocolate and raspberry sorbet, there are no photos and just as well because according to my family i had some on my glasses, on the end of my nose and all down a new white shirt and had to be looked after like a small child in the cleaning up process! it was well worth it though and the new white shirt has also been cleaned and is all bright white again. well it was very warm and it was melting and i was sharing it also, but it was melting faster than i could lick it off the cone! a good memory! and you have been saved a messy photo.
we traveled onto the township of swansea with more sea views, such a great coastline and the colour of the water was spectacular all the way

then we traveled back to orford making some stops along the way which i will be back to show you some of the things we saw !
over on my other blog broderie you can see some other happenings while i was in hobart.