Last year my friend and I went to Tasmania, back in June. We loved it, but with only 10 days we really didn’t see a lot. Though I suppose that is always what happens when you go away. On one of our last days there we went to the old convict penitentiary at Port Arthur. Such a fascinating place, but we spent so much time doing all the tours we didn’t have enough time to look around. We found out that you could buy a Ticket of Leave for $10 which meant that you could come back anytime in the following two years, so we both got them. Here is mine.
Of course, you must have guessed what that meant? We had to go back. We had until June 2018, so we started planning another trip. I have had this sitting in my wallet since then, and I am determined to use it.
So after much discussion and trying to work out when, we have the trip planned for next month. We are setting off on the Spirit of Tasmania on the 8th of September. Sailing overnight with my friend, her car and my mum. Yes, my mum is coming with us this time. She really wanted to see Tasmania so we invited her along.
We are there for around 12 days this time, a little longer than last time, but we are exploring some different areas. I have wanted to go to Binalong Bay for a long time, and Sandra wants to see Coles Bay. We are spending more time at Port Arthur and decided we would stay down there this time. We loved the boat cruise we did around Bruny Island last year and there is one around Port Arthur, so we will be doing the Tasman Island Cruise as well.
It is exciting and not too far away. I wanted to tell you about and thought I might share some of my favourite photos from my trip last year.