On our way back from Port Arthur we came across a place within the Tasman National Park called the The Tasman Arch so we stopped for a look.
Port Arthur is one of those places that should be on the list of every Australian history buff.
It’s an easy 1-1/2 hour ride south-east of Hobart, with lots of scenic spots along the way. Once there, you could easily spend a couple of days just wandering through the ruins.
Just as well the entry ticket is valid for two days entry.
As is the case with any great adventure, The Pillion and I set off on Bluey one Sunday with no set destination and no deadline to work to.
We were just going to play it by ear.
It was a beautiful morning, about 25°C (77°F), hardly any breeze, the sun was shining and not a cloud could be seen for miles: Perfect riding weather.
I donned a pair of Kevlar flavoured jeans, threw my leather jacket over a T-Shirt and headed of with The Pillion for the short ride up to Dove Lake at the foot of Cradle Mountain.
One of the most iconic natural attractions on the Tasmanian landscape.
I love towns that are steeped in history. That haven’t been caught up in the “build or perish” mentality you see so often in today’s world.
Much of Tasmania is like that. Its like going back in time in some respects.
Thursday April 28, 2016 marks 20 years since a lone gunman went berserk at the Port Arthur Historic Site in South East Tasmania, killing 35 and injuring a further 18.
The Pillion and I have been in Tasmania now for a little over two weeks and what we found is that there is a lot more here than meets the eye.
It rained on Wednesday last week, and it got down to a cold and wet 6 degrees centigrade on our way up to Dove Lake last Thursday, but, I totally understand why so many riders make their way down to Tasmania.
We arrived in Davenport at about 19:00 on Monday afternoon and covered around 1850 km total on the way down, not including the bass Strait crossing.
First off, I’d like to apologise for some double posts you may have been receiving in recent weeks.
As I alluded to in a previous post, I’ve bought myself a Tablety/ iPady thing for our trip away, and I’ve been learning how to drive it, using the last couple of posts as test beds.
One limitation that I’ve noticed was that if you use the App to draft the post and then schedule it, all is good. BUT! If you then make some quick mods on a computer or laptop and don’t sync the app with the new computer version, you end up with double posts.
This shouldn’t be a problem once we’re under way, because I wont have access to a computer. If it does happen again, please accept my apology in advance.