The Lodge on Elizabeth
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Beautifully restored. Welcoming hosts. Comfortable room. Tops.
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So we ate a delicious breakfast with Jeff, then walked downtown to take the MONA ferry to the famed museum of old and new art. We were a bit daunted by the sheep and cow statues on deck, all part of the quirkiness, and once there, the queues of people as they shepherded us downstairs to start our tour. Even more daunting were the graphic images! …
We arrived at Port Arthur historic site as it was about to open, and signed up for a 40 min tour before we did a casual wander around the grounds and buildings. Such natural landscape beauty contrasted with the medieval leg irons, prison cells and graphic views of shocking conditions for the convicts of the time. We enjoyed the guide immensely and …
... Arm. There is a beaut campsite at the RSL club which we were considering for an evening stop over. 4km further on we arrived at Oppossum Bay. Here we were able to catch a glimpse of one of the racing yachts rounding the headlands. Gingies they looked small in comparison to, Wild Oats when it came down the river. We took photos, and chatted to two couples that were enjoying their picnic.
Oppossum Bay overlooks the river Derwent to Kingston Beach where we had ...
... Port Arthur was more than a prison. it was a complete community - home to the military and free settlers. The convicts worked at farming and ship building. Point Puer Boys' prison operated from 1834 to 1849 and was a purpose built juvenile reformatory in the British Empire. Most boys were aged between 9 and 17 years and were subjected to a regime of stern discipline and harsh punishment all the while receiving an education and trade training. There is a Memorial garden ...
... Trek* -- and even then you're not guaranteed a bed in the huts, so you're forced to carry a tent anyway** -- that there is practically no wifi available***, their food isn't as good as on the mainland, and what they do have in the way of tourist-friendly attractions are overpriced, it's hardly surprising this is Australia's poorest state. And they think their going to be to live up to the Liberal vision to grow ...