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... pretty extreme to be sent across the world by boat. We learned that many of these convicts were here because they had stolen a handkerchief or a loaf of bread. This was at a time when getting a job or earning money was very difficult to do. So what awaited these individuals sent to Port Arthur ? Very hard labour. They were assigned to do backbreaking work including carrying huge gum trees out of the forest on their shoulders, breaking up granite for 12-14 hours ...
... mtres, down and up and down and up. Then...turn left and push the cycle up the biggest hill of all. There was even a sign saying all caravans and motorhomes to use another route. Wish it had advised cyclists. Anyway up she went pooped at the top.
Finally arrived at the pool 7.2km later. Swum for 700 mtrs. Then repeated most of all of that on the way back. Oh boy talk about jiggered and well exercised for the day.
... and our driver. We headed up the mountain to Heavens Gate for an amazing view of the valley only to find we a huge cloud had descended down, Zum was very disappointed however a few minutes later the heavens appeared to reveal an amazing view of the valley. We headed back down the mountain to the Silver Waterfall where we climbed up the stairs for a closer view. Next was a visit to Salmon and Sturgeon fish farm prior to heading back down the hill to Sapa. Zum took us on at our ...
... Campus for maritime studies in Australia which boasts the latest state of the art facilities.
Once in the car we set the GPS for Central Launceston and wound our way down into the town, stopping along the way to take a photograph of the city below. We found a parking space with the usual Pay ticket machine, but the cost is not excessive and we have now learnt to always have a few coins handy. From there we ...
... pot in a car park is a highlight in our day. We really need to get out more, or perhaps we need to stay in more??!!
We eventually made it to Launceston and with our trusty Tom-Tom leading the way we pulled into the Able Tasman Motor Inn. We didn’t really know what to expect and with the usual nervous energy that you get turning up for your first day at work we walked into reception. I am not sure who we expected to meet, I guess some middle age Aussies ...