Sunday, 8 February 2009
Every 2 years, Hobart hosts the Wooden Boat Festival and today I took Zali and Jett along to see what it was all about. Taking smallish kids to any crowded venue is always risky and there were moments early on (right after I'd paid my $20 entry fee as it happened) when I was ready to bail out ,not because of the other crowds mind you but because of my own crowd - Zali suddenly developed a fear of going near the edge of the pier, whilst Jett desperately campaigned to be able to stand and watch a boat indefinitely in case it left. After paying (again) to inspect the James Craig, Jett had a panic attack below decks in the gloom so we had to hurry through it before the captain made us walk the plank in order to improve the experience for everyone else. It was pretty cool actually - seeing the galley and captains quarters and everything on such an old boat. Anyway - typically the standout highlight for Zali and Jett was the free face painting, which we could have gotten just as easily at Bunnings.