|View from the veranda at the Pelican Point Sanctuary in St. Helens, Tasmania.|
As we'd expected, we arrived a little too early at the domestic airport, even having to wait for 30 minutes to check our bags. Jetstar has a requirement that bags can't be checked any sooner than two hours before departure.
|The bed and duvet in the suite were comfortable and warm. The room had a kitchen, spacious bath and large entry room.|
|Seated area near the large flat screen TV. Free Wi-Fi was included.|
|The exterior of the highly rated Mohr and Smith restaurant in St. Helens.|
|The atmosphere was trendy and inviting.|
By 5 pm, stopping many time for exquisite photos, we decided to spend the night in St. Helens, an ocean/lake town. We were hungry and tired from the long travel day, having disembarked the ship by 7:15 am, flown from Sydney to Hobart, hauled our bags to the rental car facility, and drove for four hours, we were ready to pack it in for the night.
|After 33 nights of complimentary cocktails and wine in the Diamond Club on the ship, neither of us had any interest in drinking alcohol, Most likely, we won't drink again until the next cruise in three months.|
|Locally caught thick white fish atop a bed of asparagus and a sautéed zucchini patty. It was delicious and worthy of a five star review in TripAdvisor.|
|Tom's meal consisted on Chicken Kiev atop a bed of garlic mashed potatoes, pea puree and roasted carrots.|
|Tom ordered fries as a side while I had a crunchy salad of mixed greens and sprouts.|
|Cattle in the back yard of the resort.|
|Last night's waning sun from the resort.|
|There was a pond outside our room with three ducks.|
Photo from one year ago today, December 4, 2015:
|Savusavu Bay and Nawi Island, in Fiji, a site from atop a hill in the village. For more photos, please click here.|