|Boat anchored on the Huon River with hazy mountain backdrop.|
I'm getting low on clothing with many items having worn out so I've resorted to ironing my two items to add to my limited wardrobe for the upcoming cruise in four days.
|Vineyard in Tasmania.|
In three months we'll be back in the US with a plan to purchase a few new clothing items to replace those we're ready to toss. There are no clothing stores in Huonville other than two second hand shops and it makes no sense to replace our old clothing with someone else's old clothing.
Over this past six weeks, I haven't felt well enough to go shopping in Hobart which has a few malls and many shops. For me its been tricky buying clothing in Australia when sizing is entirely different, pants are too short and styles suitable for travel aren't necessarily available.
|Typical country road.|
I've begun packing a little earlier than usual with this illness and during the heavy antibiotic dosing period which has made me feel a bit lethargic. A little packing each day seems to make more sense right now.
|Haze and humidity in the hills of the Huon Valley.|
Tom never packs until the day before we depart when its become necessary to weigh our luggage to ensure we don't exceed the 23 kg (51lbs) the airlines allows on the first checked bag (each) with a premium paid for our third bag containing necessary supplies.
We're flying to Sydney on Virgin Australia which only charges AU $35, US $26.85 for the third bag, an amount we're thrilled to pay as opposed to considerably more on other airlines.
|Wild vegetation growing along the river bank.|
While in the US, with six weeks spent in Minnesota and three weeks in Henderson, Nevada, we won't have time or interest in watching any shows or movies, other than perhaps a movie or two with the grandchildren in MN.
|Single lane bridge in the countryside.|
Once I upload this post, Tom will do the proof reading while I get ready to go out. This will be the first time we've been out since Monday, very unusual for us. We're heading to Huonville for a few grocery items and a new batch of probiotics to avoid running out on the cruise.
|Pasture on a sunny day.|
Have a lovely weekend, wherever you may be!
Photo from one year ago today, February 25, 2016:
|This "piece of art" in New Plymouth is playfully typical of Kiwi's great sense of humor. For more interesting New Plymouth, New Zealand photos, please click here.|