Exploring our stamping patch

The sun continues to shine, a coolish breeze, but perfect walking weather. Today we head further afield. I’ve seen a place called Rosny Park on the Google map and a look-out over the Tasman Bridge so rugging up the dogs in their cute jackets and taking our umbrellas and rain jackets, just in case, (I was a girl guide) we head out….

Would you like to join us….

Cute cottages and picket fences

We walk past cute cottages and picket fences (I think the fence should be painted white. What do you think?)

Kangaroo Point Marina, Bellarive village

Kangaroo Point Marina, Bellerive village along the boardwalk. Mt Wellington has a menacing cloud cover.

The silver birch are beautiful in their autumn leaves

The silver birch are beautiful in their autumn leaves

A walkway bridge swoops up and over the highway to the Eastlands shopping centre. We will explore that another day...

A walkway bridge swoops up and over the highway to the Eastlands shopping centre. We will explore that another day…

This is where we are going

This is where we are going

Very handy to find a map pointing the way

Very handy to find a map pointing the way, especially showing the toilets…

 

Nearly to the top of the lookout. (photo by Jack)

Nearly to the top of the lookout. (photo by Jack) Do you like the dog’s trendy jackets?

Looking back to the marina (photo and captions by Jack)

Looking back to the marina (photo and captions by Jack)

Tasman Bridge over the River Derwent to Hobart CBD

Tasman Bridge over the River Derwent to Hobart CBD from the top of the look-out

Then we had to walk back down again. We sat here and had a hot pie and chips before heading back home

Then we had to walk back down again. We sat here and had a hot pie and chips before heading back home(photo and caption by Jack)

Bellerive beach (our beach!) A short rest before the final stretch (photo by Jack)

Bellerive beach (our beach!) A short rest before the final stretch (photo by Jack)

The spotlights on the left are over the Blundstone Arena.

The spotlights on the left are over the Blundstone Arena.

 

The last lap, the walk/bike way along the beach

The last lap, the walk/bike way along the beach

We walked for approximately 4 hours and covered about 10-12 kilometres. At Bellerive Village we over-took swarms of footy fans, a tide of blue and white on their way to Blundstone Arena for a historic AFL match. It was to be the last one for over a year as the Arena is to be closed and renovated to the cost of $20 million. They were all in a cheerful and friendly mood, lots of comments about our cute dogs.

Taking dogs for walks is a great way to meet and greet people.

We all slept very well that night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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32 thoughts on “Exploring our stamping patch

  1. Suesilver

    The cottage is so like those in Auckland. What a great walk and good for you both undertaking such a workout! I am loving all the pictures of Hobart! Looking forward to more …

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    • Yes it reminded me of the cottages around Ponsonby, cute!!!
      But that was just a young cottage, wait till you see what I saw yesterday. Colonial cottage overload, living history, the camera had another good work-out…

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  2. Wonderful! I absolutely loved taking this journey with you 😀

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  3. Wonderful pictures, Pauline! I love the cottages. I have to go back and see the first pictures from when you landed in Tasmania. 🙂 So glad you are enjoying your visit.

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  4. I love that cottage. I would have painted the cottage a delicate turquoise blue, with deep pink roses and the like growing up trellises. The fence would have been a deeper turquoise (and the roof a dark blue, almost an indigo). On the other hand, I might have gone for sunrise peach with a dark green fence, dark green roof, and dark orange and dark yellow flowers; with here and there some of those stunning dark blue-black blooms. So, sadly, ‘no’ to a white fence. I’m definitely a colour person, and the more intense, the better! ~ Linne

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    • Wow Linne those colour schemes sound fabulous what a creative colour sense you have. You should come over here and be a colour consultant, most of the cottages are quite conventional. I will keep my eyes open for some unusual colour schemes and if I find them will do a post on them

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  5. it does seem strange seeing the two of you garbed up in warm clothes! i could almost feel the crispmess of the air, and i really really enjoyed the tour! z

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    • Hi Lisa I love this fresh, crisp weather such a contrast to humid home town, but you have to dress for it to enjoy it.

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      • yes, that’s what i like about going to quito and the andes mountains; it’s nice to wear sweaters and scarves and hats and – for me, gloves! but then it’s nice to go home where i’m barefooted and at perfect climate. it rarely gets real hot here.. lows in the 70s and highs in the high 80s (F)
        z

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  6. I was going to say, before I read your last sentence “I’ll bet you slept well.”
    I love the little cottage, were they trying to match the roof with their color choice?

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  7. Welcome to Tassie, I hope you are enjoying the scenery and the experience. By the photos it looks like you have been snapping up pictures of our lovely autumn season. Ah … the footy in Hobart and the $’s to be spent on the upgrade. Tasmanian people are expressing concerns that the AFL should only be in Launceston and the cricket events in Hobart. By the powers that be are planning for AFL to be held in both Launceston and Hobart. This is a big expense for a small state. I wonder what the local people would tell you (a traveller) about the upgrade.
    Enjoy yourself, wish I could catch up for a coffee and a chat. 🙂

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    • Yes the up-grade seems to be very controversial from what has been said on the TV. We are loving it here in Hobart. Still lots to see and so far amazingly unexpected sunny weather. I was expecting lots of rain…
      Do you live in Tassie? It would be great to have a coffee with you. 🙂

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  8. It’s weird for me seeing autumn colours when it’s spring where I am, lol. Lovely pics.

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    • I’m loving the autumn colours as in my home state of Queensland we don’t have many deciduous trees so our trees stay green all year round

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      • Autumn is my favourite time of year for that reason! London was beautiful at that time of year, and it’s nice also in central Spain, but with fewer deciduous trees, because it’s so arid here.

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