Hi Tasmania, nice to meet you! You weren't very cold the first two days, however today you have proven that rain + wind provides a bitey chill that permeates our house, as well as the bones in my feet and fingers.
The mister and I spent the first two days poking about the local opshops, navigating the city and stocking up on food so we wouldn't have to venture out too often. Friday morning we explored the small mountains close to our house. I love that you can see them from just outside our house, and even from our bedroom window. The landscape is quite different to Queensland, and it definitely has an air of spookiness about it.
On our first walk Liam spotted a wallaby and then not 10 seconds later an echidna made it's way across the small road on the other side of the mountain. We were pretty darn excited to see one in it's natural habitat, just going about his business like it's no big deal. He even stopped to have a snack, providing us the opportunity to take approximately 1 million photos. There were also rosellas in the trees and a few animal bones dotted about. Oh, and tons of mushrooms! They were really slimy to touch!
The ground was wet and squealchy, which meant I was slipping and sliding around in my leather shoes. It was also perfect for spotting animal tracks. Soon I will find a good pair of hiking boots to march around in. After exploring for a few hours we decided to head back home, but making sure we stopped to see the sheep on the way back. Sheep are so funny, I think we might have spooked them a little by accident, but hearing them bleating at one another made me so happy! There were a few little lambs running about too, our favourite was one that had black legs that looked like socks!
Anyway, my internet is super slow here, can't wait to get a good connection installed!