Hello! No, I’ve not fallen off the face of the Earth! I took some time off from everything to take a short-ish holiday to Tasmania. It was my first time there and I was blown away by Tassie’s natural beauty, laid back vibe and stunning sights.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had a proper holiday and with work ramping up, it was a great escape and I enjoyed every moment in Tasmania!
It wouldn’t be a Jay holiday if I didn’t bring along some LEGO minifigures along with me for my trip! Here are some of my favourite holiday snaps from my trip.
Introducing my holiday companions, Mr. Chicken, Mr. Lizard Suit Guy, Mr. Spaceman (from 21109 Exo Suit) and Mr. Panda!
One of our first destinations was Mount Wellington, which featured incredible views of Hobart and its surrounds.
The view up Mount Wellington was amazing, but one of the more notable things about the summit was the strange orange coloured rocks that littered the lookout point. It looked and felt like I was on an alien planet.
Great views of Hobart, but it was really cold and windy! I had to hold down Mr. Spaceman to prevent him from being blown off!
The next day came one of my favourite bits of the trip – Wineglass Bay. It was a long drive from Hobart, approximately 3 hours away but boy was it worth it.
The spectacular view from the Wineglass Bay lookout. It was magical.
Best friends hanging out on a tree at Wineglass Bay.
Resting atop a rock.
Eager to get a better view, Mr. Panda and Mr. Lizard Suit Guy scale a a cliff.
Don’t run Mr. Panda!
Not content with hanging out at the lookout point, we opted to take a long hike down to the beach, which is widely considered as one of the Top 10 beaches in the world. The hike was really fun and we were greeted with white sand, sapphire waves and plenty of rocks to climb.
Gotta immortalize the beauty of the place on film. Sadly, viewing it behind a camera lends doesn’t even come close to how beautiful it was.
Mr. Spaceman’s curiosity was piqued by the many rock pools down by the beach. They were inhabited by so many different marine creatures such as clams, starfish and sea slugs.
Here’s Mr. Lizard Suit trying to camouflage himself in some seaweed.
Here’s the gang frolicking about in the sand.
I was trying my best to get a shot of the minifigures getting hit by a wave. In the process, I got too close and a wave actually hit my camera and for a moment I panicked thinking that water and sand had destroyed it. Thankfully, my camera was fine, although the shutter cover is a little wonky.
On our final day, we paid a visit to the quaint historical town of Richmond. It was quite nice, littered with plenty of old heritage buildings and a very old bridge.
At Richmond, we paid a visit to Old Hobart Town, a small attraction that we stumbled upon by accident. Old Hobart Town is essentially a miniature model town of Hobart in the 1800s, constructed based on historical records. Seeing as it was a miniature town, it only made sense that I placed my minifigures in as many scenes as possible.
Unfortunately, when I was trying to take a photo, poor Mr. Panda fell into a thick bush where he remains, till this day. This is one of his final moments. Mr. Panda, you will not be forgotten.
Not too worry, as Mr. Chicken was only glad to take Mr. Panda’s place in the photos.
That’s it for my holiday snaps from Tasmania! It feels great to be back home and I look forward to getting back into the groove with my blog posts.
Thanks for reading and I hoped you liked a little window into my Tasmanian LEGO Adventure!
For more photos, please check out my Facebook page for the complete holiday album.