AFF7 in Hobart

As this week starts, my weekend in Hobart comes to a close.  It’s been a great event, another wonderful AFF gathering, and already attention is turning to next years event, where it looks like the front runner is Cairns.

Dad seemed to enjoy himself too, though did fall asleep twice, once at an after-drinks special in someones room, and once at the main dinner, where I think he simply had too much red too quickly, but it was enjoyable, and I think he’d be happy with the weekend and activities.

Dad on the lawn

Undoubtedly, the highlight had to be visiting MONA, that museum is so amazing and I’m definitely going to have to go back to see more.  I especially want to be there when the ‘poo machine’ takes its dump.  Just for the novelty factor.

Josh on the MONA boat

The Cascade Brewery tour could have been better, but the drinks by the bar, and free tasters as part of the tour were good.  A better tour (if you could even call it that – more so experience) was the Lark Distillery in town.  For $15 we expected to get 3 samples, and actually had the whole bar, and they did have some very nice, if not very expensive, products on offer.

Dad at the Cascade Brewery

Throughout this post I’ve included some of my better photos from the weekend, posted to Flickr.  Some also ended up on Facebook.

The gang at Smolt

Something else also worth mentioning is making new friends and seeing old friends.  This event was the same as any other in that regard and I’m happy to expand my friends list!

Kate at Hadleys

Author: Sam Heathfield

I'm in my 30's, live on the Gold Coast and have a passion for aviation and Qantas. Currently studying.