A picnic on the river!
I mean right ON the river,
not the bank,
in a boat.....
On a gorgeous, sunny and unseasonably warm autumn day in historic Richmond.
Richmond is one of the oldest towns in Australia and is well visited in Tasmania. I previously visited and posted about the oldest continuously used Catholic church in Australia here.
Richmond is also well known for it's magnificent bridge built with the same techniques of buttressing as many larger stone bridges in England and completed with convict labour.
We were alone on the river and drifted and rowed lazily and lunched in the sun.
We hired the sturdy little wooden dingy from "Richmond Park Boathouse" and they also arrange picnics too. We ordered a Luncheon Basket for two and it was beautifully packed with entirely local produce; cold meats, mixed leaf salad, vintage cheddar, relish, cake and bread rolls. I also chose a sparkling wine for the occasion.
It was wonderful. Craig was once a competitive rower so I could not have been in better hands. I absolutely and whole heartedly recommend the experience.
You can find the web site here.