Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tassie unrushed

Etihad Stadium with Conk, Fri night, very tasty Japanese beforehand. Jetstar to Launceston to join Maria and Pos Sat morning. Dinner with the Carla, Greg, Ella, Pat and Jo before they left for Noosa. Regent Theatre to watch Erin in annual dance competition, don't think I've been to a tap dancing performance before.

Up early, via Hillwood to pick up Ange, then to Railton to watch Hayden win the u15 tour, clean sweep of all 4 races plus King of the Mountain .... Very impressive. Trophy nearly up to his waist. Back to Nick's; drinks and photos before a classic and satisfying counter meal at the Ellamatta, Devonport. After being out in the crisp cold air all day, the old' surf and turf with an outstanding scotch fillet close to 10/10.

Evening drive back to Launceston. Managed to avoid adding to the extraordinary amount of wildlife road kill, but only just. Slower morning before a day meandering up the Tamar Valley. Does Tassie scenery ever fail to leave you stunned? Special to enjoy it today unrushed. Included a visit to the platypus and echidna house. Genuinely interesting.

Hit the jackpot on the weather, beautiful clear sunny days all weekend ... Even if the max temperature struggles to get past 10.

Shopped on the way home for copious herbs and spices to do some Moroccan style chicken meat balls, with fresh naan from one of the few Indian places in town. Washed down with some Brown Brother's product.

Now sitting like bloated Buddhas in front of the fire. Pausing before fancy ice cream for supper.

(check out Grandma and Little Pos doing flips on the handrails below!)