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... pretty extreme to be sent across the world by boat. We learned that many of these convicts were here because they had stolen a handkerchief or a loaf of bread. This was at a time when getting a job or earning money was very difficult to do. So what awaited these individuals sent to Port Arthur ? Very hard labour. They were assigned to do backbreaking work including carrying huge gum trees out of the forest on their shoulders, breaking up granite for 12-14 hours ...
Dan working today so we had a quiet day. Visited Launceston Museum which is excellent both for adults and children, fascinating WW1 gallery as well as natural history and railway/tram memorabilia. Mum and I walked through Launceston again ( mum needed a shopping fix!) topped up some needed ...
... have been quite dangerous. Di M had very slippery soles on her shoes so she was supported by 2 helpful ladies over the difficult pathway. We all had the odd slip with only Jenny landing on her knees. On arrival we were ladies who aided us on our walk asked us to buy their handicraft which we most willing did. Lunch was in the local village with Vietnamese chicken, pork and tofu followed by fresh fruit and children and women hounding us to buy their handy ...
... You almost want to take a bite out of the scenery.
Each time we rolled into a new vineyard we were usually the only car there and had free range on the wine tastings. If you've seen the movie Sideways you'll picture it easily. Each time you get poured half a dozen different drops in order of strength starting usually at Riesling finishing on Cabernet. I did my best to nod appreciatively while they wafted on about the hints of pineapple, gooseberry, ...
... by now experienced a couple of Motels, but sadly generally in bad circumstances of heatwaves or car breakdowns so this was to be something of a treat.
En-route to Launceston we had set our self a bit of a mission, we discovered part way through our journey through Oz that the Aussies have something of a fixation on making huge resin things at the side of the road for advertising. Our first taste had been the Bowen Mango and from there we were hooked. Our ...
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