Port Aurther Prison 

Port Arthur was unlike a lot of the prisons in the early history of Australia. This wasn’t just another prison for the banished British. Port Arthur was a place prisoners were sent to be punished. With an array of methods to choose from the will to live here wasn’t strong. Besides the physical means of torture there were metal versions that seemed just as scary. Such as a silent prisons  where for decades there was no speaking or rarely sounds at all and were not permitted to see anyone else. Placing bags over the heads of the broken men and at times woman. On the edge of Tasmania on the Tasman Sea  there was nowhere to go.

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  1. […] The color of the water here was just amazing. The sea felt so big and our little speed boat so small, it felt like the sea was going to swallow us up. What an amazing feeling out on the ocean, in the sunshine with the sea spray coming over the sides and draining back out again. When I started setting in Hobart area I booked a Bruny Island boat Tour with Pennicott Journeys. I have many nice things to say about the overall experience. It was just what i wanted to get out and see all rolled into a package tour with all the driving and meals included. I arrived at the harbor before the people working there had arrived to unlock the doors. I wanted to catch the sunrise over the docks and it was worth the cold morning walk from the hostel. Eventually checking in and loading on a bus headed out to the water. I boarded one of two boats heading out. There were oversized ponchos left on the seats for all the guest to wear over out cloths. I wore extra layers because of their warning of how cold it could get out there. After putting on the poncho I was over-warm with the mid morning sun beating down on me. The caption the the few other crew member were very knowegable the area and the animals that would fly or swim by. The cliffs of the coast are so dramitic. I am so glad I went on this tour to see the coast from the view of the water. The few hour tour took us around to Port Aurther where the tour continued lunch at  Port Aurther historical site […]

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