The Fox and Hounds Inn
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My whole reasoning for coming to Tasmania was that I was mesmerized by the photos of the Bruny Islands from the perspective of a boat. So, naturally, I book a tour to see the Tasman Island and don't realize I have made the mistake until it is too late. This was a happy happenstance, however, because my cheeks are windburned, my eyes are glassy, and I can't stop looking at my pictures of today.
I needed to give myself an hour and a half to get to ...
A much better start to the day with a really good breakfast at the hotel. And it's free. Whoopee.
Then I went out for a walk to photograph the places we'd been to last night. Janette stayed at the hotel and had a bit of private time (washing my privates etc in the hotel guest laundry). Much cooler today and I should have put a jacket on but later in the day it turned out to be a very pleasant 23C.
... over feta and my attempt at Australian S'mores. (When I went to the store to get supplies for S'mores I was totally shocked to learn that most of the ingredients are not even here! No ghram crackers in Australia, no one had even hear of them. No Hersheys bars, and strange shaped and colored marshmallows) We ended up just toasting the strange marshmallows. (Oh also, no biscuits in Australia! Biscuits=cookies and crackers, no doughy biscuits to be ...
... with great fish in Qld that nothing else seems to quite live up to it.
We reached Port Arthur at about 2pm. We had a great afternoon exploring the historic site. We went on a guided tour and then a harbour cruise to look at The Isle of the Dead and the young boys prison sites. We walked around the site for a while after that looking at the museum and various buildings.
... The physical punishment at the prison was harsh. They were made to do hard labor for their crimes. The work included timber cutting, carpentry, flour milling, shoemaking, wood turning, blacksmithing and bricklaying!
Then, in 1848, the floggings and other physical punishments were replaced by a new type of punishment, punishment of the mind!
A new prison was built on Port Arthur with four wings extending out in a cross shape. Each wing had ...