The other day I woke up at 7 am and was blinded as the moonlight streamed in as it completed its journey over Mount Wellington. The colour was intense and breathtaking:
Early mornings can be quite a feast of colour. During winter months in Hobart, we have often, what we call locally, the 'Bridgewater Gerry'. It is a fog that comes down from the settlement of Bridgewater - some 25 kilometers up river from here.
A light 'Birdgewater Gerry.
It settles over the river, covers the Tasman Bridge (and I guess the Bowen Bridge) and motors, often with amazing speed, down to the mouth of the Derwent River. It is quite a sight when we are so close to it:
These three photos give a new feeling of the 'Bridgewater Gerry'Then there are the mornings when we wake up to snow on Mount Wellington.
Not too many of those this year - YET! People from mainland Australia often ask us how we are coping with the cold Hobart weather. What cold weather? Oh yes, on top of Wellington (1270+ meters) it can get cold. In the month of June, Hobart enjoys an average temperature of 12 degrees Celsius with an average minimum of 4.9. Very acceptable. The strange phenomena is that it mostly feels warmer than that. For those of you who do not believe that, come and see for yourselves.
During the day, our moods vary from the brilliant sunny day to the windy ones. With the Derwent River in front of our place, we just soak up these wonderful vistas:
Is it any wonder that dolphins venture out into our world? The following parade of dolphins had us rushing home to get our cameras. They paraded right in front of our house and we grateful 'saluted' these beautiful creatures:Every evening, Jan & I stand at our window and watch the setting of the sun. Once again, there is such magic variety, and I know we have only just started this magic experience as we settle down to married bliss:
Sunset over Bellerive Cricket oval, as seen from our house.