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... all while wearing heavy iron shackles on both ankles. Many of the inmates did not survive their sentence and were buried out in the harbour on the Isle of the Dead. We took a cruise out to the island to hear some of the stories of 1000 people who were buried on the island. While out on the island, the weather turned stormy with wind and dark clouds threatening the island - very spooky! We couldn’t wait for the boat to come back to pick us up. Apparently ...
Tilly in nursery today so the 5 of us including Lucas drove up the Tamar Valley stopping at Moors Hill winery for an excellent tasting of their award winning wines, bought several, then on to Home Oak another tasting, quite a lot of wine, they have a cellar pig! Stopped on banks of Tamar at Rosevear an old inn opposite Windemere. Lovely ...
... was not a word they would accept and we very quickly learnt not to say 'later' as they would be back. After lunch we continue on our walk through the different villages taking many many photos. We viewed indigo plants, chokos, artichokes, rice, corn. We also saw how they removed the husks from the rice. Some of the ladies had blue hands from Indigo dye. Children played on the road while their parents worked in the rice fields. Children were often seen ...
... what have you, then make a witty remark after spitting it out into a bucket. It's all a bit comedic really as they are so proud of the fruits of their labour, then you try as graciously as possible to spit it out. One lady was amazed at my willpower, as she said most drivers just get drunk as their are hardly any cops around here! We had the same conversion each time that they are all trying to sell up, or just desperate for more visitors. We had a good time today, ...
... programmed to take us to all the big things in Australia and Tassie had an awesome selection for us to find.
Our route to Launceston took us to the giant coffee pot in Deloraine, which was actually a fuel storage container for some haulage company down a back lane to nowhere and a huge set of cricket stumps to celebrate some famous cricketer who was from Westbury. Both were very exciting, and just made us more aware how sad our lives have become that finding a ...
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