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Friday, February 20, 2009

Beauty Point, Tasmania

Beauty Point is a tiny town at the mouth of the Tamar River, opposite George Town. It was developed to serve the nearby Beaconsfield gold mines.

The Australian Maritime College is right next door to the pub and accommodates over 100 residential students who study seamanship and fishing, they even have their own training ships.

We had a cold beer at the pub and were contemplating a fish and chip lunch until we found out the fish was flake (shark). I can't believe people still eat it when there are so many other delicious fish available.

Although we've only been in Tasmania for a week, we haven't seen any of its famous seafood yet, maybe they export it all and there's nothing left for the locals.