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Published: June 22nd 2017
Denison Canal bridge
With the bridge rotated to allow the yacht through.
Geo: -43.141, 147.852
This morning we dropped Richard and Kerrie off at Richmond, in the heart of the Coal Valley wine country. They had already been to Port Arthur so didn't join us today.
We were interested to cross over the Denison Canal near Dunally (big bush fires recently). The canal allows boats to pass from one side of the Tasman Penninsula to the other, without having to go all the way around.
At Port Arthur the tour and visitor information were very comprehensive and interesting. Included was a short cruise around the bay to see the cemetery island and also the island where the boy prisoners were kept and schooled. Apparently this enlightened treatment of child prisoners contributed greatly to the site's classification on the World Heritage List a few years ago.
Later in the day we visited Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art, owned by the Tasmanian gambling millionaire David Walsh to house his personal art collection. The building was fascinating but few of the artworks kept my interest.
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