A three hour round trip for a feed of fish and chips might, to the uninitiated, seem a little extreme but these are no ordinary deep fried morsels. I fell in love with the Dunalley Fish Market on our first visit to Port Arthur many years ago and I've been dreaming of it ever since. This ramshackle weatherboard shack perched on the edge of the Denison Canal serves what's easily the best fish and chips on the island. There's only one choice on the menu, a mixture of what's been caught by the village fishermen that day, you just choose how many people you want to feed. We had a generous mix of trumpeter, flathead and southern calamari with plenty of very good chips and lemon, nostalgically wrapped up in newspaper. Along with a dozen sweet oysters, all washed down with a can of schweppes finest lemonade.
We also managed a walk along windy Marion Bay so our trip wasn't entirely about fish and chips. Road trip, sunny day and fish and chips by the shore...I won't leave it so long next time, in fact I'm tempted to go back tomorrow. They really are that good.