" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

July 10, 2016

The Art of Driving to Hobart

Follow the White Rabbit?!
When I came off the Spirit of Tasmania, which I wrote about in my post -
I Sat by the Ocean
I had to drive from Devonport at the top of Tasmania to my next motel room at the Wrest Point Casino in Hobart at the bottom of Tasmania, which meant that I was going to be seeing a fair bit of the heart of Tassie on my drive down, but I didn't really have a lot of time to do it in.
Wrest Point Casino in Hobart
I was also going to try and visit MONA (the museum of old and new art) that afternoon, or if not the next day.

But when I hit Campbell Town I just had to stop and take some photos, because this town was living art that I had to immerse myself in. 
Valentine Park
I found this park that had wood carvings made from old tree stumps.
 There was even a carving of a bridge that was right next to the park.
I would see at least three of these (real life) Tasmanian Devils (above) squashed on the road in various places near Port Arthur later in my travels.
The Foxhunters Return
Across the road from the park was a book/coffee shop called The Foxhunters Return, which I thought was a bit of a sign to go in and check out the books, as I had booked a motel called the Fox and Hounds for my trip to Port Arthur
Follow your heart?!
The Book Cellar

I went in to have a look around the bookshop and grab a coffee and about half an hour later I walked out into the seven degrees Celsius cold with $123 worth of books and other things after having a coffee inside. 
I even bought a book on MONA and some other interesting things like Wrest Point Casino antique drink coasters with hearts playing cards on them, but I'll have to write another post about those purchases, as there are a few stories to tell in hindsight.
There was even a duck crossing the road,
but don't ask me why :-)
I loved this little town and look forward to seeing it again one day. 
There’s more to Campbell Town than meets the eye

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