Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tasmania - Meadowbank

Blackman's Bay Peter and Dany left for the mainland by an early flight. After chauffering them out to the airport, I flopped back into bed at Melinda's and slept away most of the morning.

With just an afternoon to kill before our respective flights, Jonnie and I began with a visit to Blackman's Bay. I overshot the main turnoff and ended up retracing an endlessly wiggling coast road back there. When I finally saw a sign saying "Blackman's Bay 1" I thought "…and Jonnie and Mike 0".

We stopped for a coffee and then turned back north and over the bridge one last time to find Meadowbank Winery.

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The winery is a short detour from the road out to Hobart Airport and features a menu of entré-sized dishes. We tasted a few wines before settling on a bottle of their 2006 Reisling, very light and dry, to accompany the meal.

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In the middle distance we see two radio telescopes at Mt. Pleasant. The larger of the two was originally stationed near Canberra where it tracked many spacecraft such as the Apollo-Soyuz mission until its relocation in 1986.

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Upstairs in the winery, the Flawed Gallery holds an amusing jigsaw built into the floor giving a history of winemaking in Tasmania.

… and so my short Tasmanian holiday comes to an end.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you are having a fabulous vacation! The old pics of Bondi brought tears to my eyes. I'm sure he is watching over Munson while you are away though, making sure he is being a good boy!

    My human woman LOVES Australian wines! Her favorite is Black Opal.

    Have fun!