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Port Arthur

After spending a day and a half in Devonport, we drove down to Port Arthur to visit the historic convict site. We also stopped by the blowhole and some other rock formations, and on our way back to Devonport we stopped at Cataract Gorge.

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 Sunrise! The Banks' were going on holiday and...
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 Driving.
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 After driving for about 1.5 hours we stopped ...
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 Brekkie! (so healthy)...
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 Driving. The landscape became less green and ...
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 We stopped at Oatlands to stretch our legs an...
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 Me checking my phone. Devonport had terrible ...
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 Driving again. Looking more Australian....
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 Interesting hill....
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 We were almost at Port Arthur when we got stu...
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 The Blowhole. Unfortunately the tide was out ...
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 It was also a bit grey and chilly....
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 Flowers.
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 The view from Fossil Bay Lookout....
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 Me! At Fossil Bay lookout....
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 The view.
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 The view the other way....
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 Roger!
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 A pretty flower we came across walking down f...
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 After a short stop at the blowhole, we kept d...
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 Almost there!
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 Getting closer.
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 We were early and our motel wasn't ready, but...
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 We got a free, short introductory tour of the...
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 This is inside the old prison. In the 1800s, ...
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 Behind the prison....
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 The old hospital where they treated convicts ...
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 The view from the hospital....
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 The lower level of the hospital....
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 The lower level of the hospital....
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 Roger taking a photo of a flower to test the ...
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 The photo he took!...
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 One half of the old prison, looking back towa...
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 The convict area....
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 There is a really nice garden on the grounds....
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 One of the flowers in the garden....
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 Roger in the old church....
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 There is also a visitors centre where there i...
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 The cafe.
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 The Pacific Dawn was visiting Port Arthur whi...
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 The Commandant's House. We went inside, and i...
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 The prison.
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 Hundreds of people queueing for hours to get ...
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 The harbour cruise ship we paid to go on but ...
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 The prison with the hospital on the hill behi...
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 A sign showing the rise and fall of the priso...
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 The garden had forget-me-nots, my favourite f...
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 Some other flower....
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 The prison in late afternoon light....
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 The grounds in front of the prison. Such a pr...
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 The visitors centre....
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 We went through the museum. We were both hand...
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 And this is mine....
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 Reading the stories....
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 This is my convict....
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 And this is Roger's....
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 Still in the museum....
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 Information about the conditions the convicts...
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 Information about the conditions the convicts...
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 In the afternoon we finally got to go into ou...
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 It had access to a verandah which ran the len...
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 Our view. We could see the old asylum from ou...
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 It was a cute little motel. Very convenient t...
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 The entrance. To the left is the gate to the ...
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 Dinner was included with our room....
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 View from the motel restaurant. You can see t...
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 Dessert! The apple crumble which was mostly a...
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 The verandah outside our room. We hung out he...
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 The verandah.
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 Our shadows! Awwww :)...
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 We went on the Ghost Tour in the evening, whi...
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 Ghost tour.
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 Ghost tour.
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 Ghost tour.
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 Ghost tour. This is in the surgeon's basement...
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 Proof that we survived the ghost tour!...