Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Few More Photos from Hobart

Hobart Harbour

Sydney to Hobart Race boats
Smoked Salmon pizza

Happy New Year!

sunrise over Hobart

setting up for the Salamanca Market
amazing cherries from the market

fresh flowers
Mt. Wellington

watch out!

hanging with Zoe in Millie

The Tasman Peninsula

more gourmet pizza
Salamanca Square

Enjoying the Taste of Hobart

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

December 30th, 2010

On December 30th we had a very intimate wedding on Calverts beach just south of Hobart, Tasmania.  Joined by our good friends Helen and Glyn Fricker and their three small daughters, we exchanged vows on a deserted beach under a moody Tasmanian sky.  It was gorgeous.  We had a wonderful celebrant as well as an amazing photographer (Jennifer Skabo Photography) who captured the moment so completely.  More photos soon.

Thursday, January 06, 2011


After exploring the East Coast of Tasmania we drove south to Hobart, the capital, and largest city in Tasmania.  Hobart was settled in 1803 as a penal colony and to this day maintains an air of history.  Hobart is a gorgeous and well preserved city of old brick buildings with a charming and vibrant waterfront.  This time of year is summer down under, and busy time in Tasmania.   Hobart is home to the Taste of Tasmania, a week long celebration of the amazing food and wine of the region.  We spent several days sampling all the goodies at the Taste.  At the same time,  the Sydney to Hobart race boats were arriving at Hobart's Constitution Dock.  The race is a challenging 1170 kilometers from Sydney to Hobart.  Even though it is summer the weather and seas can be treacherous.  This is not  a race for the faint-hearted.  Our first evening we were fortunate enough to watch Wild Oats the winning race boat enter the harbor from our hotel balcony.  It seems a hotel mix up got us upgraded to a three bedroom penthouse overlooking the harbor.  Our good friends Helen and Glyn and their three small daughters, who we know from San Diego were visiting family in Tasmania.  It was the perfect place for a wonderful reunion. 
hanging with Glyn
Constitution Dock
Taste of Tasmania
summer berries at the Taste
our amazing upgrade
race boats
Sydney to Hobart sailors
view of the waterfront
lunch with Millie and Zoe
Wild Oats wins the Sydney Hobart