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... European Settlement) as they haven't knocked all these beautiful buildings down to be replaced with ghastly modern ideas. This place really reminds me of a combination of small old town London, combined with Plymouth, two places I love and call home, hence, instantly feeling at home here. Beautiful old tree's lining the streets with fairy lights in them, roads all hilly and windy, I wish I could stay here for a lifetime knowing that main land Australia is only 1.5h ...
... after an hour and we kept on our way. Had a couple of long downhill stretches of at least a couple of ks at 9-11% which were fun but as I was at the back it meant I was on the brakes the whole time which was a bit of a pain.
We left the forests and came through the dairy/farming country and started seeing more civilisation. It is amazing to think how close the remote badlands are to Hobart.
Stop at Hamilton for morning ...
... we found a takeaway pizza place so ended up getting take away pizza and eating it on a park bench by the marina in the freezing cold!
The first day we headed to the Port Arthur Van Diemen's land where all the criminals from Ireland and England were sent to years ago with a sentence of hard labour. The original penitenury is still there as well as a few out houses. Its built around a harbour we got a boat around ...
... loved this metal concrete truck. Such ornate lacey metalwork . Lovely gardens and views of the water. I hear the art is alternative and raunchy. Then to Cascade Brewery. What a waste of $25 for the tour. They tell you how it is made and march you up two stories of wooden stairs, but what do you see? The top of a white vat and the bottling plant through a glass wall....and it wasn't going when we visited. They were between runs. ...
... went on a shooting spree, 35 people were killed and 23 wounded. Believe it or not, we didn’t actually visit the penal site, as we only had one full day to spare we decided to take to the oceans and go on a Tasman Island cruise. Advertised as a world class eco-adventure cruise traveling along the spectacular coastline of the Tasman National Park between Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck with a rich variety of marine wildlife and seabirds, how could we resist.