Located in the beautiful Derwent Valley, Tasmania

Friday, December 31, 2010

hobart celebrates with yachts and a food festival

It was a lovely night last night in Hobart. It was mild(ish) and the waterfront festivities at this time of year generate a celebratory atmosphere. The yachts are arriving from the iconic Sydney to Hobart yacht race and dock on the wharf in all their pride. I am not particularly a boat person, but I do like to wander along and imagine the trials faced by each boat on the journey to our city. Looking out to the now famous Taste Festival. Tables are positioned inside and outside and they are always occupied. There are more than 70 food and wine stalls which show off Tasmania's produce. We managed to find a spot at an outside table quite quickly. We enjoyed Holm Oak wines and Waji's crumbed scallops and cujun calamari. We were spoilt for choice when it came to desserts, a raspberry panacotta and French fritters with strawberries and chocolate sauce. Each yacht that arrived received a welcoming cheer and clap from the Taste Festival patrons. Definitely the place to be at this time of year, again I remind myself how lucky I am to live in such a fabulous place!


  1. Yes you live really in a fabulous place !!! Tammy.....i wish i wish that i live their too........!!..thanks for the last year blogging......!! i really like you as my blogfriend !!!...

    EEN HEEL GOED EN GEZOND 2011 !!!...


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    WARM HUGS FROM ME ........

  2. Hi Tammy,

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

    I have always wanted to come to Hobart for the boats and Taste of Tassie....again maybe someday. It was a very quiet night in the North of the State here (too quiet really). The Devonport Council pulled the pin on what was originally being planned for Devonport. I think the place to be was Burnie....

    Anyway, look forward to visting lots and lots in 2011. I love your blog and love that you take time out of your day not only to do your postings but to leave comments for us here too. I really love that personal touch!!

    Will call in again soon.

    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie