Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hump Wellington

It was cloudy when David and I first arrived in Hobart, but folks kept enthusiastically telling us about Mount Wellington, assuming that we’d be awed by its presence looming over the city once the skies cleared.  On the first blue day we spotted a rocky outcrop in the distance and agreed that it simply couldn’t be MOUNT Wellington, but a passerby set us straight – that was, indeed, the pride of Hobart.  We tried to subdue our laughter until she was out of earshot.  Here it is (from Wikipedia) in all of its…er…glory:

hump wellington

Granted, it felt a little more mountainous when we were climbing up it last weekend.  Somewhere close to here I vowed never to denigrate it with the name HUMP Wellington again:

dp going up

I guess I had my fingers crossed behind my back, since I have continued to call it Hump Wellington ever since.  It did, however, offer up our first (of four so far) echidna sighting.  This is all that was left by the time David grabbed his camera:

echidna bum

5 comments:

AareneX said...

Bah hah hah hah! I love the HUMP!

EvenSong said...

When the first husband and I used to live in north eastern Pennsylvania, he used to refer to the Pennsylvania equivalent of the Catskills, the Pocono Mountains, as the "Pennsylvania Pimples"!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Really enjoying your posts from down under. If ever I get to see Mount Wellington, I know that its identity will be indelibly stamped on my brain as "Hump Wellington." Kind of like the "Pennsylvania Pimples" image too:)

oregonsunshine said...

LOL! Definitely a HUMP! Of course, your hiking trail is about as steep as most of my property...

Horse Riding Equipment said...

Best wishes for 2010 ! for nature lovers