Stunning coastal rock clusters and ancient layered sedimtary features

Stunning coastal rock clusters and ancient layered sedimtary features

Tasmania has held an attraction since my youth, when in cartoon footage the “Tasmanian Devil” was featured on occasion. Other than the fact the it was a small island lying to the south of mainland Australia with a capital city called Hobart, I knew little else. What a pleasant and welcome surprise I was in for. A land full of topographical diversity, fabulous beaches and beautiful forested vistas, populated by fewer than 600,000 people.

Eastern coastal features

Eastern coastal features

Hiring a camper seemed to be the most logical way of seeing the country in what little time was available.However, speaking from the comfort perspective, I was glad the hire lasted no longer than 12 days.

A daunting entrance into a coastal cave.

A daunting entrance into a coastal cave.

The night skies were utterly beautiful largely because perspectives were devoid of light pollution.

"Petal", accommodation for 12 days!!...

“Petal”, accommodation for 12 days!!…

[caption id="attachment_890" align="alignleft" width="150"]Port Arthur, correctional facility, Tasmania. Port Arthur, correctional facility, Tasmania.

 

[/captionPort Arthur (a penal facility some distance from Hobart) had acquired an infamous reputation as a British correctional facility which some would say was undeserving.In many instances it provided an opportunity for many to avail themselves of a trade, book learning(there were 30000 books available for detainees to study) and in some instances, a better life than the squalor they had come from back in England. (In the 1830’s life was not all that pleasant for the disenfranchised) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flew back to Sydney on 16.01.15, to say our goodbyes, help with a flat move for our daughter and her boyfriend. Sunday,had a lovely meal prepared by Dominic. Then flew out to Fiji on Monday 19.01.15.

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