Accommodation near Salamanca Place

Accommodation near Salamanca Place

Hello to any family members who wandered over here thanks to facebook.

There is rather a lot within (according to google maps) a 10 minute walk of the Salamanca Arts Centre, this is not an exhaustive list. Note I’ve stayed in exactly one of these places, owing to the ‘living here’ thing. There are also a lot more in the city, which isn’t far away and can be a little cheaper.

 

Hotels/apartments

http://www.lenna.com.au/

http://thequarry.com.au/boutique-accommodation/

http://www.salamancainn.com.au/rooms.htm

http://www.salamancaterraces.com.au/

http://www.batterypointaccommodation.com.au/

http://www.questapartments.com.au/Accommodation/129/Australia/Hobart/Quest_Waterfront/Welcome.aspx – the Melbourne branch was nice

http://redawnings.com.au/ – have a few properties around Hobart

http://www.stivesmotel.com.au/

http://www.mantra.com.au/tasmania/south/hobart/accommodation/resorts/mantra-one-sandy-bay-road/room-types/ – stayed in the Melbourne one on someone else’s money, I approved of in within those parameters

 

Pubs

http://www.princeofwaleshotel.net.au/ – as of today, bookings only open until April

http://shipwrightsarms.com.au/pub/ – have eaten at the bistro for this one, the food is good

http://www.customshousehotel.com/ – never been to this one

 

A bit further away

http://www.motel429.com.au/ – stayed here a very long time ago, but remember almost nothing about it

+ many more

Cheers :)

Photo series: Cradle mountain NP without any pictures of the mountain

Recently, my feed has been saturated with beautiful pictures of Cradle Mountain, generally covered in snow. However, while very fine, the mountain is only one aspect of this diverse World Heritage site. Here I present a series of images of the park that no not feature the titular mountain to show a few different sides.

Sub-alpine bush
A walking track
Bleached eucalypt branches
Moss-hung branches
A small (possibly kettle) lake
A medium-sized waterfall
A wombat
A small waterfall
Moorlands bordering dry eucalypt forest
A misty morning
A black currawong
Sunning and grooming near the lodge
Sunning and grooming near the lodge

Overall, an all-rounder, well worth a visit (these photos are from late autumn).

 

Problems with trying to be positive about everything

I’m seeing a lot of Positivity going around at the moment, much of which is benign ‘seeing the good in the world’ stuff, but with the occasional pathological form.

There is a segment of the internet that seems to push ‘looking on the bright side’ to the point of being unwilling to acknowledge that silver linings aren’t always as good as the original Plan A, or that sometimes we have to do things not because we want to but because we have to. Things like bad jobs that pay the rent come to mind, though that’s thankfully not something I have to deal with at the moment. It should be completely fine to dislike some parts of life, or to feel like the good things don’t outweigh the bad (especially true of the good relationship vs. bad/no job equation for women), but the cult of happy isn’t always ok with that.

This is also a problem with health issues, even life threatening ones – people dealing with cancer should not have to look at it as some form of blessing is disguise, for example, yet somehow there is pressure from some quarters to do so.

 

That’s my ramble on that for now…

 

More videos

A mother and joey take advantage of the boost rainy weather had given to spring grass in Tasmania’s far south

 

Beauty in New Zealand