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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Taking it Easy In Tassie

Yesterday I did nothing! It was strange for me but I think my body truly needed the rest. In the evening, Voyt and I did attend a gala dinner at the Country Club hosted by the RWTA and it was fun to glam up for the first time in ages and enjoy great local food and entertainment.

Today, we drove back to Hobart and Voyt insisted that we take the coastal scenic route but there wasn't that much coast to see along the way and I would have preferred to have arrived those 2 hours earlier.

We did stop at Richmond, a pretty historic village only 25 minutes drive from Hobart.
The image above is Richmond Bridge, Australia's oldest surviving bridge and is still in use (we drove over it). It was built by convicts in 1823. That's old for this country!

There are several lovely Georgian buildings in the village such as this one and a few nice gift and craft shops. However, I did my shopping at a private garage sale that I stumbled onto. Sorry that I didn't have enough light to photograph my finds but I will try to do so tomorrow.

Finally, we have arrived at our hotel and have a lovely view of the harbour and mountain. We will only have a full day tomorrow to look around the city and perhaps fit in a short day trip. Voyt is still on crutches so I need to choose places where I can park him every so often.

I am finding that the last few days off are more than enough for me and I am anxious to get back to work now. I guess I am used to keeping busy. Am I the only one who doesn't like relaxing for too long?

For those of you who do know how to relax, I hope you have all enjoyed your weekends. x


Tiff said...

Your pictures are dreamy Thea! What a gorgeous place to rest! I know what you mean about getting that bit of R&R and wanting to get busy again.... that is very familiar! X

Cat Drawings said...

Glad you're enjoying Tas. It's a bit gorgeous. When you get a chance, try Evandale.

Raine and Sage said...

Tassie is on my 'to do' list one day. It always looks so green, beautiful and full of creative stores for handmade food and bespoke items. Glad you've had some quality R&R.

Anonymous said...

Glad you got to relax Thea, and what better place to do it in. We went to Tassie for our honeymoon and it is my favourite place. I'd go back in a heartbeat. Did you see all the ducks at Richmond? They were EVERYWHERE when we were there! We found it hard to drive out! Gorgeous place, and gorgeous people :)

Belle Inspirations said...

Thankyou for your lovely comments about my new bundle of joy. Have a lovely week xx

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

I love that bridge (and most all bridges) but that one is beautiful.

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