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Sunday Round-up of Photos

I’m at the far end of the weekend, and I’m in relax mode (jarmies are on, coffee sitting next to me, music playing) before another busy week starts.
This week I’ve been busy out and about taking photos and knowing how many of my readers love to see where I live, share them with you.  For those who don’t already follow my other blog (and therefore know what I’ve been doing already) clicking on each picture will take you to the associated post.
Hope you enjoy them, I had lots of fun getting them, and as is usual took more than enough, these are just the best ones.

 

Flower at waters edge.

Flower at waters edge.

Trees at Bellerive

Trees at Bellerive

Cannon at Battery

Cannon at Battery

 

Enjoy, and see you all next week.
Jennifer 🙂

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Alfresco Saturday – Huonville

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, so here’s one I’ve tried before. The coffee through the camera taken by the phone.
Huonville, 10.30 am.
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Windy, sunny, cloudy – you name it it’s happening.

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Just a casual bike ride, 5hrs later….

Morning all, it’s bright and early on a Monday morning, well, not so bright or early, but it is Monday 😦 actually I’m not so sad about that fact, school resumes for the year on Wednesday (for 2) and Thursday for the other, so I’m happy that my routine will change back to some normalcy.
While I start on my first coffee, I thought I might share a bike ride we took the other day. After being pulled apart and serviced hubby wanted to take it for a drive and test it out. Well, he came home to get me and we went straight back to the city to get them to look at it. Not a good sign.
All I had asked for was a windy road. We took the scenic route to Hobart, from Kingston you head along the coast to Taroona and Sandy Bay rather than up the highway.

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From there, even though it was after 5 and in typical Tassie fashion was cooling down, even though the sun was still up, we headed up. Mt Wellington, aka The Mountain. There’s something most people don’t think about when in a car. Shadows are cold. Once you’re out of the sun, the air is fresher, even at slow speeds.
I never tire of the view from the top, even on a hazy day like it was. The photos aren’t great, but we got some good ones of the bike overlooking the edge.

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From there, we headed towards. Huonville, via Fern Tree. Part of Fern Tree is at the base of the mountain, and the rest is scattered along the old highway to the south. It’s always a nice drive on this road, even if the road isn’t very good, doing something a little different stops you from being bored.
At Huonville we a stopped in to see a friend and by the time we left it was 8, the sun was going down and the chill was certainly rising.

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Taking the coast road, through Cygnet and round the point to Verona Sands and home. The sun was going down, we were on there wrong side of the hill, so it was darker anyway, the air was cold – and we only had ‘summer’ jackets on, you don’t want the fluffy inserts when its warm and sunny – and there was something crawling over my head under the helmet. Well that’s what it felt like, it was itchy as all… And you can’t scratch with thick gloves and a space helmet on your head. I was off that bike and had the helmet off in seconds when we got home. Ahh, bliss, scratchy scratch…

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The house was blissfully warm and adding to that a toasted sandwich and a hot drink, my day was done.
I’m definitely going to miss this when April comes around. There will be very little riding over winter til we get proper gear.
Some shots from the top of the mountain.

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Looking north.

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Overlooking Hobart and eastern suburbs. So much nicer on a clear day.

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And the bike, taken further down the road from the lookout

Happy Monday and have a great week 🙂
Jen

Alfresco Saturday – pit stop

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Mid afternoon, Huonville,
Warm, sunny, a little breeze.
A five minute break and snack with Mr 9,
After collection from a sleep over.

Day out, picture taking.

The morning broke sunny and fresh. Well, it appeared that way at 5.45, and was definitely that at 9 when I woke and on seeing the time decided that was enough of a sleep in.
After rousing the boys, starting my first coffee and thinking breakfast there was a knock on my door. The eldest was called into work, can he go. Thinking quickly, yes, I can still do what I wanted, I’ll just take the long way around.
In less than half an hour we’re out the door, apples in hand.
This was my planned trip. Planned on leaving home late morning and having a relaxing drive.

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This is what I did. To Kingston, picked up more paperwork for son’s drivers licence, dropped him at work…

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Kingston to Huonville. Went to make an appointment, need more paperwork, and have it approved, grabbed a bite to eat, by this time it was after 11 and we were starving.

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And then I finally got to have my casual trip taking photos. I went off up and down roads, to see what was there, but with the wind picking up the water was too choppy and not inspiring.
We found a beach I’d forgotten about, thinking this will be nice for a sunny day and just getting out of the house. And it’s close by. If we play it right, we can take the dog too. Later in the afternoon, it was a game of tennis, housework, then a meeting that evening. This weekend includes a catch up with friends on both days. And this week isn’t going to be any quieter, especially with a market again on Sunday.
Some of the photos I took. There are plenty merge to taken all these places, but that can wait for another day now.

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More photos can be found over here

Jen 🙂

Ps. Then there was the trip back to pick up son from work, take him again this morning (I’ve made him catch the bus this afternoon) and both days on the weekend for work. None of us can wait til he gets his licence and we don’t have to supervise anymore.