Giving the Devil His DueA WANDER DOWN UNDER, CHAPTER 9: IN WHICH WE GO WILD
Day 10: Hobart. We awoke to another rather chilly morning with overcast skies and the temperature hovering at 45°. But with a three-hour outdoor activity planned for the afternoon, we were dressed for the occasion, or so we thought. Our first stop of the day took us to the pinnacle of Mount Wellington, a 4,170-ft mountain that is one of Hobart's biggest tourist attractions.
|Mount Wellington's peak|
|The photo doesn't do justice to the view.|
|Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Just a visitor|
|Baby on board|
After three hours with Bob, we had seen and interacted with too many animals to mention here. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit to this sanctuary, the most Tasmanian of all the places we visited on the island.
Tomorrow we'll fly back to the mainland for a few days in Melbourne.
- Started in Hobart, ended in Hobart
- Mileage - 76 (Trip total: 10,885)
- Weather - 45° to 57°, overcast with occasional sun
- Tourists from South Carolina at Bonorong today - 2
FRIDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER, 2014
More Photos from Today
|An excursion hut at the summit of Mount Wellington|
|This glassed-in observation deck was a welcome shelter from the wind.|
|Loved these restroom "doors" at Bonorong|
|Never too old to want just one more taste of mother's milk|
|The charming tawny frogmouths. Wing injuries prevent their release.|
|Albino possum's coloring prevent his release, as he would be killed by other possums. A female has been rescued,|
and they will meet when she is full-grown, offering an unprecedented research opportunity.
|Bob and that cute little wombat Max|