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2017/01/15 Tasmania Day 01-06: Hobart
π 2017-01-15 01:01 in Australia, Tasmania2017, Trips
Time flies, it was my 16tth trip to Australia and New Zealand for linux.conf.au.

After a longish trip to Hobart, Tasmania, the next morning I started with the botanical garden, which I found out later, I had already been to in 2009 during our previous visit to Tasmania, and wasn't that impressive, but it was open before everything else, so I went there:

of course I was up early, so I got to enjoy sunrise
of course I was up early, so I got to enjoy sunrise



I then went to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which I had seen in 2009 too, but I quite enjoyed it, and I signed up for a couple of animal encounters, which were quite worth it:



got to feed some tawny frogmouth
got to feed some tawny frogmouth


then, we got a baby wombat (they are cudly when they are small, but not when they grow up)
then, we got a baby wombat (they are cudly when they are small, but not when they grow up)



Then went to see the rest of the sanctuary, because it's fun:

some kangaroos were very nice, even if you didn't feed them
some kangaroos were very nice, even if you didn't feed them







Next, I went to Mona, the local museum of modern art:






very small pretty spiders
very small pretty spiders

this male was excited and showing off
this male was excited and showing off

and then the female spider gets conned :)
and then the female spider gets conned :)



they had an unusual wall of vagina plasters
they had an unusual wall of vagina plasters




I didn't take the ferry to museum since I arrived from the north, but I took it back to the town
I didn't take the ferry to museum since I arrived from the north, but I took it back to the town

where you can ride on sheep, because why wouldn't you?
where you can ride on sheep, because why wouldn't you?

The ferry got me back to Hobart downtown where Jennifer eventually met me fresh off her plane:


Another evening, after the conference, we went for a nice dinner, and hiked down from a higher point in town, where we walked down and saw some wild wallabies:





And this was it for Hobart. We had already been 8 years ago, so there wasn't that much we hadn't seen already. We however the next Saturday morning, after the conference was over, we took a bus tour towards the north of the Island.

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