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Cruising Active Transport
We left San Francisco on September 7th 2008 and are off to see the world in our Tayana 37 Pilot House cutter.
Active Transport's Photos - Sarah Island
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We had been told by Dave and Marcie on Nine of Cups that the owner of the charter vessel Stormbreaker told them that it was OK to pick up his mooring at the island.  So that is what we did.  This picture shows Active Transport on Trevour
The parks department in all of the Australian states we have visited are very resourceful in the things they come up with to both protect the sites and accommodate their visitors
When the island was inhabited they built a fence along its windward side to protect the area from fierce winter winds.  These poles are what remains of part of that barrier fence.
Here is Shawn walking behind a small group of tourists from one of the catamarans.  The trees in the photo are all second growth.  When this was  a prison there were no trees on the island.
This is a picture of the "New" penitentiary.  The original penitentiary building was built of wood and the freezing winds off the southern ocean blew right through the walls.  This building was so crowded that it was not possible for the prisoners to lie on their backs to sleep.  All of the bricks and mortar used to build the structures on the island were made by convicts.  There were lime burning operations and charcoal manufacturing sites scattered around the harbor.  This was a very vertically oriented operation.
This is a sign that shows what the penitentiary building looked like when it was in use.  The dark parts of the drawing show the remaining masonry work and the lighter part shows what it looked like when it was in use.  One of the reasons that large parts of the old buildings are missing is that they were used as a source of building materials by the "Piners" who moved into the area after it was no longer used as a prison.
Part of every prisoners rations was enough flour to make bread.  He or she could cook his or her bread in the community oven.  This picture shows the remains of one.
On the hook in Tomales Bay
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