When we moved to Tasmania over two years ago we did so for many reasons. One of those reasons was we had enough of all the people in Sydney (over 4 million) compared to the smaller population here in Hobart (approximately 180,000+/-). Most of the year it stays relatively quiet but during the summer we have on average 30 large cruise liners dock in port for a few days on their way from Sydney to New Zealand. The boats bring much needed money to the economy along with those that come in by plane for summer holidays. During thew three months of summer December-February it gets just a little crowded on our little island. I thought I'd share a picture of one of the liners taken from our back yard. we love seeing the boats and thankful for tourist dollar but I can't wait for Fall/Winter so they will all go home!