Convict! January 28th 2004 My next destination was to be the uninhabited island of Maria, just off the East Coast of Tasmania. After an overnight stop in Triabunna, eating home-baked biscuits in front of a log fire in the hostel, I took the ferry to the island. Maria once held a number of convicts, and the accomodation available on the island was a tent or the old penetentiary. The choice was easy to make. The room in th ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Maria Island Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
NOV 2003 - I spent my entire life living in the sleepy little village of Hempstead in North Norfolk, England. At the age of 18 - never having been abroad I decided that now was the time to see the world!! Hopefully it wants to see me.
JUNE 2004 - After 7 months of travelling I again touched on home turf. For anyone out there interested in travelling for the first time - do it. You will never regret it. Sadly, due to studies my travels will be limited for the next three years, but then I've a whole backyard to explore I never knew was there...
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