Port Arthur – An Experience of a Life Time

Port Arthur

Port Arthur

Today we went down to Port Arthur to have a look around. We had been there the day before, but due to high winds and bad weather, the settlement was actually closed. So after much disappointment at not being able to go inside, we returned today to give it another go at gaining entry. In Convict times, being able to escape from Port Arthur, would have been the issue, but now a days, it looked like the tables had turned as yesterday we could not get in!

Anyway, the weather today was beautiful. The sun shone for most of the day while we where at the historical site, and even the wind managed to stay under control. We started out with a walking tour guide, who explained the workings of Port Arthur and the history behind it. Her name was Caitlin and she was very engaging. The Tour lasted for around 40 minutes before we all disbanded and set off on our own adventures to discover the buildings and ruins.

Here are some photos of our day out at Port Arthur.