Friday, 20 May 2016

Tasmania - Days 3 - 4

Day 3 - Port Arthur
Beautiful weather to wander and explore the ruins of Port Arthur.  After a guided walk, we then boarded the boat over to Point Puer where the young boys were housed, supposedly to keep them away from the bad influences of the criminal men.  Corruption was everywhere though, and children as young as 7 or 8 were transported for stealing bread or less.  Sadly it was a very hard existence for many.

Ruins

Kitchen store room on Point Puer

The Doctor's House

Travelling Bells


After dinner, we joined a candlelight ghost tour of the settlement.  We didn't see any ghosts, however it was a perfectly clear night and the milky way was magnificent!

Day 4 - Port Arthur to Launceston

In complete contrast to last night, this morning was pouring rain, so we left Port Arthur to explore further afield.

The Blowhole

Tasman Arch

Devil's Kitchen

Tessalated Pavement

Richmond Gaol

Cell in the women's section

Tough times - glad I wasn't Emma!

We arrived in Launceston after dark, found a hotel and settled in for a good night's sleep.

Happy Travelling!


1 comment:

  1. More amazing pics. Love the insight into the history. Cara x

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