A taste of yester year

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Richmond Bridge

After checking out of Hatcher’s Manor, we went in to Richmond for the obligatory sight see. First on the list was the Richmond Bridge, built in 1803 it is the oldest bridge in Australia still in use. It spans the Coal River and some believe, haunted by ghosts from times gone by. In Richmond there is a wonderful little model village. Built using the original plans of Hobart from 1820, Old Hobart Town is an accurate look at life in the city during this era. It is fascinating to see how life was then for the early settles and what changes have taken place over the years.

Richmond is full of antique shops, cafes and historic buildings, so, after a bite to eat, a fossick in the antique stores and a wander along old lanes we were ready to head off to Hobart.

Old Hobart Town
Now, it’s back in the car for the long drive to Hobart.

Half an hour later, we are standing at the door to what we thought was our accommodation for the night. We thought wrong. Our room had been double booked and because we booked after the other couple (who happened to be staying at Hatcher’s the night before with us), we were bumped.

Thank goodness we were. The lodgings where we ended up for the next two nights was Colville Cottage Bed & Breakfast in the heart of historic Battery Point, and it was just lovely. Set amongst rambling gardens and a quick walk into Salamanca where we were going shopping at the market on Saturday morning, it was perfect.

We decided on a quick meal this evening for dinner and went down to the wharf and one of the punts serving fish fresh out of the ocean. These are great places to grab a quick bite and the fish is always delicious. We sat on the end of the pier and watched the boats in the marina while eating our fish and chips. Yum! Yum! What a nice way to end the day.

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Richmond Bridge
Richmond Bridge
Old Hobart Town
Old Hobart Town
Richmond
photo by: Sunflower300