having said that, to be honest until i moved to tassie i hadn't really thought about them much before. that has changed though - especially over this past summer. so many ships come to dock in hobart in the warmer months. huge, usually white floating hotels arrive in town and increase our small population if only for a day or two.
yesterday morning i noticed a new giant in town. she is called "the world" but this is no ordinary ship. apparently people live on her all the time. she has 200 residents, housed in 165 apartments and the residents vote on where she will spend her days. interesting concept that takes the whole idea of cruising to another level.