Anyway. Here we are. I bought the flights to Hobart back in November when Jetstar had them on offer. It's Lindsey's 60th birthday next week and it seemed like a good plan to kickstart the birthday celebrations with a long weekend pottering around and exploring around Hobart. Jim hasn't been to this bit of Tasmania before and it's years and years since I've been. Last time I was in Tasmania was when we came with Lindsey and Ian and we stayed in the north of the island.
The flights were out of Avalon which is a tiny airport near to Geelong. I've never been to it before and it's very cute. I'm not sure which would win the prize for the smallest airport I've ever been to. Avalon is definitely smaller than Sandakan, but it would be a close run thing in the race between Avalon and the little airport in Orkney. But whichever were to win, they get a joint first prize for the ease of checkin in and going through security. No immigration to worry about. Flights to Orkney from Edinburgh and Hobart from Avalon are domestic flights.
We arrived in time for an early lunch. Please note that if you decide to go into Mures Lower Deck for your early lunch that the portion sizes are ENORMOUS. Humungous. I think that if Lindsey and I had shared her fisherman's basket we would still have struggled to eat it. As it happened we didn't share it. I had a gigantic seafood pizza to tackle. Even Jim was surprised to get two large pieces of fish with his fish and chips. The couple who came to the table next to us had obviously been there before. They had a single plate of fish and chips with two sets of cutlery! Oh- and Mures also has sparkling water as a complementary water offering, along with still water, both on tap for you to help yourself.
It pays to look up when you are wandering around in Hobart: