Twice we have visited Hobart, never have we seen so much sunshine and blue sky. The morning started with a little cloud but the weather was brilliant in the afternoon and evening.
We visited the Metro shop in Elizabeth street, took a few printed timetables and asked the staff there for direction. The service was, one again, very efficient and impressive. We followed their advice to take a bus to Rosny Park interchange for another bus to Seven Mile Beach.
The large shopping mall at Rosny Park interchange is called Eastlands, but we had totally zero interest in it because it is just like other malls in Australia – Woolworth, Kmart, Coles, BigW…so boring!
Soon our bus route number 665 arrived. There were 6 passengers, including the two of us. We asked the bus driver to make sure we got off at the right bus stop. The driver was a young polite man.
The Seven Mile Beach is long, very long. There wasn’t much to be seen. But we had to go there to get ourselves familiar with the site in case of any aurora appearing in the following days.
We got back on the bus an hour later at the same bus stop, changed to another bus again at Rosny Park interchange. It was the same polite young driver and he recognised us and said hi again, so sweet!
Back in the city centre. The weather was perfect but we were too hungry to enjoy it. We walked around the centre but couldn’t find the Japanese restaurant we saw yesterday. At the end, we just randomly went into a cafe. The service was good despite the poor food quality compared with the breakfast we had in the morning, which was really good, the grilled tomato was tasty, the coffee was fresh and the service was perfect.
Anyway, after the late lunch we took another bus to Sandy Bay and visited the University of Tasmania. It is located on a hill slope with a mixture of new and old blocks of building and amenities. In fact, the university is the fourth oldest university in Australia, established in 1908.
We walked through the Century Building to the beautiful shore and spent half an hour sitting on the only timber bench overlooking the bay – it reminded us of Queenstown in New Zealand or Husavik in Iceland!
The bus trip back to the city centre was quick. In no time we were already there. Dinner was takeaway from Bento Japanese restaurant. We would definitely return. Eating out in Hobart is not cheap. We experienced this before in our previous visits. So this time we came prepared, we did some internet research for cheap good food before the trip.
At 8:10pm we were watching Australian Open in the hotel room. Outside the sky was still beautiful but we didn’t have the courage to go out because we were exhausted from today’s walk – around 20,000 steps!
Today I used mainly the Summicron-M 35 mm f/2.0 to take all the photos.