Mr A loves wooden boats almost as much as he loves me, so we had to visit this very famous wooden boat building school while we were in Hobart. We had picked up the details at the Salamanca Market and couldn't wait to drive down. There is nothing quite so beautiful in the water as a wooden boat, there is something ancient, enduring and sensual in the shape of a wooden boat, and the promise of what may lie over the horizon. At this place you can see boats at various stages of their becoming. They have tours which explain to the uninitiated the process involved. If you hang about you can have a further conversation. There is a display and 'museum' type of exhibition which explains the timbers used and the history of the school, boats and other related matters. There is a small kiosk where you can purchase mementos. I couldn't resist bringing home a small piece of Huon Pine. Every time I go to our sugar jar I have a lovely wooden scoop to remind me of the gorgeous timber. If you are visiting Hobart and you have a chance to stop by this Boat Building School you will only be delighted. Mr A wants to go back to this school to be part of building a wooden boat. Better still, he buys loads of tickets in their annual raffle to see if he can win one! Do remember to take your camera.
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