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Winter Solstice Weekend

Dark MOFO

We have had a fantastic weekend celebrating the Winter Solstice here in Hobart.  We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful city that is home to Dark MOFO, the festival that celebrates all things mid-winter.

Dark MOFO’s Winter Feast

Winter Feast

Nick and I went along to the Winter Feast on Friday night … sans children!  We ate, drank, sat by a fire and enjoyed a night out with our friends.

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Rock Star Berth

On Saturday the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Cruising Committee organised a winter cruising event where we stayed on our boats in Elizabeth Street Pier for the night.  Talk about a rock star berth – right in the heart of the Dark MOFO festivities.

We ventured out to hold the Pulse Column, revisited the Fire Organ and enjoyed a warm gin at the Hendrick’s Parlour of Curiosities.  After the kids were in bed we gathered on Mistraal and enjoyed a few drinks with our friends.

Waking up to see the sunrise, I enjoyed a wander around the docks and witnessed the glow of the sun bringing warmth to the shortest day of the year.

We all had breakfast at T42 and Sam and Scarlett joined us for a walk to the Brooke Street Pier and the Hustle & Scout Fashion Market at the Salamanca Arts Centre.

Dark Mofo

Walking to town

Dark MOFO

Dark MOFO

The girls and James!

Off on an adventure

Dark MOFO's Pulse Column

Dark MOFO's Pulse Column

Dark MOFO's Pulse Column

Poppy on the Pulse Column

Dark MOFO's Pulse Column

Fire Organ

Handfish

Hobart

Dark MOFO's Pulse Column

Dark MOFO's Pulse Column

Sunrise

Dawn

Dawn

Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise

T42

Brooke St Pier

Hustle & Scout

Hustle & Scout

Marine Board Building

Pops

Mt. Wellington

Winter Solstice Sunset

To end the weekend, we donned our pom poms and drove to the summit of Mt. Wellington to witness the sunset of the Winter Solstice.  Oh Hobart … you are getting more and more beautiful.

Happy days, happy days indeed.  Xx

Driving to the mountain

Mt. Wellington

Mt. Wellington

Winter Solsctice Sunset

Mt. Wellington

Mt. Wellington

Mt. Wellington

Mt. Wellington

Mt. Wellington

Mt. Wellington

Mt. Wellington

Mt. Wellington

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