From Melbourne, we traveled across the Bass Strait over to Hobart, Tasmania, which is the big island underneath mainland Australia. The high temperatures were in the 10-12 degrees C range (50-53 F) and lows hovering around 5 degrees C (41 F), just above freezing! Fortunately it was mostly sunny and not very windy, with a couple light rain showers. That made traveling in winter a lot more tolerable.
|flying in to Hobart|
|close-up of the ogoh-ogoh (looked like a dragon)|
|the procession of the ogoh-ogoh through the city's edge|
The conference over the next several days went well, and Hobart had some beautiful (albeit very cold) nights, being on the waterfront with the moon rising.
|Fish Frenzy's fried food was just average, though the|
Caesar salad was good.
|Tried a Panookie (cookie in a pan with ice cream and marshmallows) |
at an all-day dessert restaurant