Mount Arthur rises above Port Arthur and this great southern port opens south into the Great Southern Ocean. Port Arthur is a welcome sight to weary sailors and after entering, they can look back and imagine the South Pole now separated by 5,000km of mountainous salt pan.
The purest air can be found in this part of the world. Cold air wraps around the globe at latitude 43 °, leaving South America without crossing another land mass, until it reaches the southern tip of Tasmania about 17,000 km later. At that time the cold air and the lashing wave of the ocean erased everything but the distant memory of man’s influence.