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... for the summit of Mount Wellington. Driving up was nice until the trees disappeared near the top and you realised how bloody high up you were!!! The view from the top was gorgeou, rolling hills and mountains, the sea, estuaries and at the foot of the mountain, Hobart, all bathed in the pastel yellow, reds and purples of sunset.
We'd asked each other if we thought any of the kangaroos lived up there and then 30 seconds later one hopped by to give us a definitive ...
... working here must have felt they were imprisoned too. They were not allowed, for fear of the prisoners, to leave their houses unless escorted. The drive back took us along the coast line on the other side and we found plenty of more wow - stop the car moments! - as we admired the scenery. Smooth, clear blue water, clean sandy shores, backed by ranks of purply grey- green hills all topped with a big azure sky and islands of stunning cloud ...
... We had 3 days camping at Simpsons Bay and then headed to Adventure Bay. Beautiful beach walk. We spent the afternoon driving down to Cape Bruny and stopping at some lovely places along the way. Cloudy Bay lagoon was glorious!! Cape Bruny was lovely. Interesting history behind the lighthouse. I LOVE lighthouses...must be the old history that appeals to me - the lighthouse keepers,their family stories and the shipwrecks. We drove down to Jetty Beach camping ground and had ...
On Sunday we did a day trip down to Bruny Island. We drove to Kettering and caught the ferry over to the island. It's only a 30 min ferry trip so we got to the island at about 10am. First stop was Bruny Island Cheese Co. We sampled some cheeses and everyone went to the loo. The cheeses are all really nice but quite expensive. We got a nice soft cheese to share with Sue when she comes. We drove to the isthmus and walked up the ...
... long so we did not see them. Port Arthur was established as a penal colony in 1830. It was a timber getting camp using convicts as labourers to produce sawn logs for the government. This was very dangerous work since there did not have many tools or even draught horses. The camp was a complete community with free men and military personnel living there. The methods used by the prison were discipline and punishment, religious and ...