It's a day-tour day again! With three other ladies from Germany, Hong Kong and Brazil, we first went to rosyn lookout to get a view of Hobart city.
Then we went to the Richmond village. (refer to pic for descriptions).
Next, we headed to Port Arthur. Along the way we stopped at Dunalley Sea Canal, the Denison Canal. It used to be a sea way between the wineglass bay to Hobart.
We also stopped at Pirate Bay Lookout to take a look at the bay that separates the sea and Port Arthur.
At Port Arthur, we walked around on our own. it was quite an heart wrenching experience as we see descriptions on how the living conditions were. (refer to pic for description)
In the afternoon, it's arches time!!
But it was disappointing that it was a rush-and-go thing. We were told to walk through a trek. Along the trek we were able to see arches from the lookouts. Cos there were others in the group who walked fast, don't really take photos, and were kinda of in a hurry, it was a chop chop quick quick walk through. Sigh... (and my dumb dumb camera battery went flat!)
But the views were amazing! You see forces of nature turning cliffs into arches and then into caves!
Standing in front of them makes you feel that there is so much things in the world which you haven't seen them. The ocean that forms the background is a dark blue colour and made me so wanted to dive right in!
We saw the camp falls, the Paterson arch, the devil kitchen (dunno why it's called that) and the Tasman arch.
Along the way, I was chatting with the German lady. She is a nurse, who came to australia for 2 months to take English class. She told me that she was getting tired of her job and hence decided to come and learn new things. And when she goes back (she is working in switzerland) she maybe changing her workplace. I told her I'm also here to think of what I want to do next. Hahaha...
Returned to the city, and as usual, I went out walking again. It was Thursday, but everyone is out drinking! Thursday is a new Friday!
In my berms and T-shirt, I swaggered around in my fit flop among the crisply dressed executives having their happy hours in the pubs and restaurants.
Finally found a less "intimidating" place to sit and have a nice dinner ( I haven't eaten a proper meal since I arrived!) at fish frenzy at St Elizabeth pier.
Then silly me called out the waitress to ask for menu. But the waitress didnt seem to have heard me. So i kept saying "excuse me!" LOUDLY! Everyone turned around and stared!
When she finally acknowledged and slammed the menu in front of me and walked away.
I was like, wa liao, bad service again!?!
Then... I saw a line of words on the menu...it's a self-service restaurant! Gosh! Super Paiseh!
Well, I ordered a two pieces fish and chips that came with three big pieces of calamari and great scallops! And a glass of chardonnay (it costs cheaper than the soft drink).
With a view looking out to the wharf, and great food...satisfied!
Went back to hotel, chatted with the Hawaiian lady again. She was so helpful when I told her that I might want to stay in cradle mountain next week. She showed me the brochures she had gotten during her stay there last week. And we chatted about travelling. She told me how she used to take freight boat out to islands...her travelling to eastern Europe in a 7-day cruise...