Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Needs to have the letter O anywhere in the word.

The Alphabet According to Cee: O is in….

 Exploring Hobart!

As I was going into Hobart today to do a couple of errands I took my camera. There have been several cruise ships visiting this past week or so and I hoped there would be one today. There was and it was an “O” “Celebrity Solstice” so I decided that my photos would all be based on Hobart this week. I had my lunch near Elizabeth Street Mall where two young ladies were playing Christmas Carols. I enjoyed their playing so much I went over to give them some money and compliment them.

I went down to take some photos of the cruise ship and chatted to a passenger who told me that she thought it was an excellent ship in every respect. They are on their way to New Zealand, lucky people.

I took a few photos around the waterfront as I walked over to Brooke Street Pier and as it was too early for my bus I went to sit amongst the shady oak trees in the park in front of Parliament House. While I was sitting there I saw the horses over in Salamanca Place and as I knew they would go past me on the way to the cruise terminal I hurried to look for a good spot to photograph them coming back. Quite a successful hour I think. I took a lot more photos that I’ll save for another day and found lots of  “O” words.

My words are:

  • Trombone
  • Celebrity Solstice
  • Silos
  • Mona Roma
  • Tour Bus
  • Gnoel
  • Bus Stop
  • Oak Trees
  • Canopy
  • Horses
Two young ladies playing carols in Elizabeth St Mall.
Celebrity Solstice – Hobart November 2017
Once they were silos holding grain, now an apartment block.
The Mona Roma ferry that goes to the MONA Museum.
The Red Decker Tour Bus – A hop on hop off bus that goes around Hobart and Sandy Bay.
Gnoel – yes I know that is not a word.
Bus Stop for tour buses.
Oak Trees on the Parliament House lawns.
Canopy of leaves
Horse and Carriage rides along the waterfront.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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