Leaving Hobart

Trip Start Jan 22, 2013
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Trip End Mar 18, 2013


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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Leaving Tasmania today. Had breakfast at the B & B we stayed at which was built in 1825.  Then drove around downtown Hobart before heading to Richmond.  The drive was thru a nice valley where they have many vineyards.  Richmond has a former "Gaol" that served the area.  As I understand it, the Arthur that Port Arthur was named after would send English prisoners out to various areas around Tasmania and this was one of them.  They also had a large “Gaol” at Port Arthur.  I think they also refer to their prisons as “Factories”.  Tasmania was basically founded as a penal colony by the English.  Went to a hilltop viewpoint for a great view of Hobart  and the surrounding bays.  It's quite a hilly place for miles around.  Mt. Wellington sits above Hobart.  
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Chris Carpenter on

Stu & Karen...love your blog! We met a couple from Hobart on our honeymoon in Fiji 32 years ago and have wanted to visit them ever since! Living vicariously through you!! Sounds so fun!

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