WP Daily Prompt: 10 February

Is there anything you feel too old to do anymore?

WP Daily Prompt

I am down in Hobart this weekend visiting The Wooden Boat Festival. I came down on the bus, well two buses actually. Devonport to Launceston and Launceston to Hobart.

As the Airbnb that I am staying in is in the suburb of Moonah, just north of Hobart I decided to have the bus drop me off at the Derwent Entertainment Centre. From there, according to Google it was a 30 minute walk to the accommodation. I was confident that I could do it. I did consider calling a cab but when I got off the bus the driver could not find my bag and by the time we had sorted that out I just wanted to get away from the noisy, peak hour traffic on the Brooker Highway.

I set off with my two bags, a small suitcase on wheels and a small shoulder bag plus my handbag of course. The suitcase contained my laptop packed amongst my clothes and the shoulder bag had my camera and accessories and toiletries bag. They were a lot heavier than I had anticipated. I thought that because the case was on wheels it would be easy to pull it along with the bag on top. It was not!

The first part of the walk was slightly uphill and I struggled. After crossing the busy road which took about ten minutes I think it was downhill most of the rest of the way thank goodness. It was a warm afternoon though and by the time I arrived I was exhausted. Thankfully my hosts had put the air conditioner on for me so I arrived to a nice cool room.

I did consider giving up and calling a taxi but I didn’t want to wait for one and the closer I got the more I felt it would be a waste of money. I made it and I’m glad of that but it was an unpleasant journey. So yes, I guess I am too old to walk nearly 3kms with luggage on a hot day. Next time I will be getting a cab.



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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