24 hours in Hobart

Thursday to Saturday, January 12 – 14, 2017

It was a long haul, commencing on Thursday January 12th, down to Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, with stops in LAX and SYD. Every so often a stopover can present a unique opportunity: our friends Fiona and Phil and their son Jonty, came out all the way to Sydney airport to meet us which gave us all the chance to catch up for a good 3 hours – time very well spent indeed!!

We continued down to Hobart where we boarded M/V The World around 16:30 on Saturday January 14th. After settling in and unpacking most of our stuff, we went for a stroll around the city, slowly meandering towards ‘A Tiny Place’, a delightful restaurant were we met friends over dinner.

In 2013 we’d visited Hobart as part of our round-the-world trip in Sterlin and the undoubted highlight of that time was our visit of ‘MONA – Museum of Modern and New Art’. It didn’t disappointed this time around either. This will always be on my list of things to do in Hobart.

We ended the afternoon witha visit of ‘Mawson’s Hut Replica Museum’ and a walk around Salamanca place before heading back to the ship, where it was time to clear customs and attend the customary ‘safety on board’ briefing.

The World sailed out of Hobart shortly before 18:00 so we saw the last areas of green for the next 3 weeks or so.

Catching up at Sydney airport with Jonty, Phil and Fiona.
Home for the next 3 weeks.
‘A Tiny Place’ Restaurant.
MONA Exhibition ‘n the Origin of Art’.
‘Daft Dank Space’ – Aaron Curry.
‘The Lovers’ – Patricia Piccinini. How cute can 2 mopeds get?
‘Dots Obsession – Tasmania’ – Yayoi Kusama.
“Unwritten #8′ – Vernon Ah Kee. Notice how the face is made of all straight lines.
‘Jeune femme se baignant’ (young woman bathing) – Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Mawson’s hut replica. Yes, the iPad is new and show photos of the original.
Items from Mawson’s Hut.
Last areas of green sailing out of Hobart.