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’m not sure I’d have considered that at any age 😁
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