Life is either a great adventure or nothing – Helen Keller
A little while ago I went on an amazing adventure.
I’ve been a little slack posting this, due to good ol life getting in the way… But! I thought one way to cheer things up is to post some amazing photos that I got to take on an instameet on Mother’s Day. So prepare to be astounded by the beauty of my island home.
I’ll cut to the chance, we were spoilt with a Navigator’s cruise down to Port Arthur. What could be better?
We started off bright and early on the boat with a wonderful group of people down the Derwent.
The first excitement of the day were dolphiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiins!
Travelling down the Great Southern Ocean there were so many breathtaking cliffs which we passed.
This is not even the start of the adventure though, first stop on this journey is Port Arthur Historic Site. This was a convict penal settlement from 1830 – 1877. The convicts were forced to get timber as Port Athur operated as an industrial prison. Logging timber was gruelling puniahment for the prisoners. Port Arthur was also subjected to a horrific massacre in 1996. New Prime Minister John Howard had only been the leader of this country for 6 months, but he made a quick and life changing decision on behalf of all of Australia by eradicating our country of firearms.Sadly 35 people had to die, and 23 people were injured for this decision to be made.
Next stop on the list is the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo. “a revolutionary project to create a model wildlife and nature experience of the future” tasmaniandevilunzoo.com.au. “Instead of exhibiting animals in traditional enclosures for the benefit of humans, an Unzoo invites us into natural habitats in which cages or barriers are removed or concealed and wild, as well as resident animals, are encouraged to interact with the environment.”