Monday 11th February 2019 - Today we're going to the Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur where we had a Deer run across the road in front of us on the way to:
Eaglehawk Neck with its Blowhole where waves puss through a tunnel of rock producing spouts of spray, Fossil Bay Lookout that gave views across the bay. The Dog line at a thin narrow 'Neck' of land that connects the Tasman Peninsula to Tasmania that was once guarded by ferocious dogs to prevent convicts from escaping across the isthmus to the sea, the Officers' Quarters built in 1932.
Walked across the Tessellated Pavement a beach covered with relatively flats rocks of rectangular pools that look manmade by have been formed by natural erosion.
Devils Kitchen where a cauldron of swirling & foaming waves crash at the base of a steep & rugged gorge, Tasman's Arch a deep hole surrounded by bush with a suspended land bridge within the cliffs where waves roll up onto the rocks below.
Port Arthur a UNESCO World heritage-listed convict site - that was a small town and former convict settlement that was the destination for the hardest convict, those who were secondary offenders after their arrival in Australia. It had some of the strictest security of the penal system.
Harbour Cruise that sailed passed the Isle of the Dead, a tiny island cemetery for over 1000 people & the Puer Boy's prison that was the first juvenile prison in the British Empire that held over 3000 boys during its 15 year history.