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Late in the afternoon of 9th November we arrived in Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania. So we walked around the harbour area to get our bearings. The maritime nature of Hobart is everywhere, and there are still old buildings in the old wharf which show a solidity of purpose. Even if that purpose was just to make jams from the fruit orchards which flourished here from the late 1800’s.

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Hobart was the base for Antarctic expeditions before New Zealand took that role. This is celebrated in the harbour by some sculptures which look remarkably life like, and by a fascinating display in the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery which included original photos (now animated) from a 1911 expedition.

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We ended our first day in Tasmania at Mures Lower Deck eating oysters, fish and chips, and delicious licourice ice cream! It was cold in Hobart, but nothing stops an Englishman from eating ice cream!

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Hobart has many dinning options around the harbour area, and when the weather had warmed the next day, we enjoyed a tasty meal outside the Frogmore Creek restaurant.

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Hobart has a variety of areas of interest, so I have put these on separate pages:

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© Helen Gray 2021