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Travel Blogs from Port Arthur
Today we continued our visit of the Tasman Peninsula. We went around the entire East coast of the peninsula by boat this morning, which enabled us to see just how beautiful this area is. We started off by revisiting some of the sights we saw yesterday (on foot), only this time from the water, which made it quite a different experience. Although the …
Coincidentally, we passed this town called Tarraleah. It was kind of a fluke because we just wanted to grab a bite to eat, but as we drove through it was eery because everything was perfect. Every house was brand new, painted flawlessly in a pastel color, roads were new, farm animals that looked like they were just hauled back from winning first …
... buildings around the grounds. We were then set free to explore. Dylan spent his time exploring the Soldiers Quarters due to a model of all the buildings which took his fancy. He also liked the turrets which we called the castle.
We loved strolling around the grounds by the water in the sunshine and the children were a hit with the other tourists.
We took a slightly different route back to Hobart to take in even more scenery; such a pretty place. There is ...
... in Port Arthur, that it would be best to just mainline it there and do the walkabouts and tours as we wished. As we got closer to this reasonably remote town, we drove through Dunalley and Eaglehawk Neck which were badly affected by the rampant fires a month or so earlier. It was a very eerie feeling to see the mile after mile devastation these fires created. Incredibly, the fires destroyed some areas completely but spared some small and large areas ...
... This was used for all new arrivals and those convicts that could not be controlled using the normal methods. The Separate Prison was designed to deliver a new method of punishment, of reforming the convicts through isolation and contemplation. Convicts were locked in their cells for 23 hours each day in single cells. Here they ate, slept and worked, with just one hour a day allowed for exercise, alone, in a high walled yard. They ...
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