No running, no walking today. First stop was Kingston beach. Kingston was voted as the best suburb in Hobart and Kingston beach is one of the few easily accessible aurora sighting spots.
Originally we wanted to take the bus which runs along the coast via Sandy Bay but we didn’t have the patience to wait for 40 minutes for the bus. We took bus route number 410 to Kingston beach. There were not much but a few cafes and many old couples. (Many is a comparative term. In Tasmania, anything more than 10 is considered as many, in our opinion!) They all looked like typical Aussie baby boomers enjoying their retirement life in the peaceful beachside village. Life for them was already like living in the heaven! At one end of the beach there was a large camping site.
We walked the beach from one end to the other and then all the way back to the Kingston town centre. This time we waited for 30 minutes for bus route number 429, which runs along the coast, to Sandy Bay. This is definitely a popular route to Hobart city. We have not seen these many passengers on a bus so far this trip. By the time we got off the bus at Sandy Bay, the bus was nearly in its full capacity.
We had a buffet lunch at Wrest Point casino. The buffet was only $26.50 per person and seniors card holders even get $4 discount. There was a long queue waiting to be seated and needless to say, they were mostly seniors! Finally we got to try the food.
The food were limited in variety but the quality was better than those served in many clubs in Sydney of a similar price. Coffee and tea were provided free. After lunch, we took the same bus 429 back to Hobart city. We took a nap in our hotel room and woke up to see it was raining. Hobart was finally behaving like its usual miserable self, windy and rainy! We were pretty lucky to have enjoyed three days of sunny weather in a roll!
(The photos posted here were taken with the Leica M and the Summicron-M 50 mmm f/2.0.)