Arrival at Foster Inlet

Last stops along the NE coast of Tassie

Our last sail for 2016 was a lively passage from Bridport to Tomahawk Point.  The NW wind was fresh, over 20 knots, we had the swell running across our beam, and the water was choppy particularly as we passed Waterhouse Island. Too windy and a bit chaotic for Big O, we made do with a…

The derelict pier at Bridport

We have escaped – Sailing East again!

We had fun exploring up the Rubicon River, but glad we have at last moved on. There are only so many returns from wanders dragging the dinghy through the gooey, sticky mud one can do, and the hundreds of sand flies that set upon you as you do so really take the shine off things!…

Sunset over Mt Roland from Squeaking Point anchorage

Estuarine Wanderings

These last five days in the Rubicon Estuary at Port Sorell have been a complete change of pace and weather conditions. With settled easterlies, we have been unable to proceed further along the Tasmanian North coast. But it is without begrudging as we have enjoyed what the region has to offer and the sunny, warm…

The rugged shores around Rocky Cape, with Table Cape in the distance

Scenic Northern Tassie Coastline

The North West has such an impressive coastline with its typical Bass Strait colours: rugged foreshores with jagged granite boulders painted with orange and yellow lichen, deep ultramarine seas and aqua waters close to the sandy shores. 

Stanley and the Nut from Highfield

Going Nuts with Storms!

What crazy weather we are having!  SW storm, NE gale, Westerly gale… the only constant is the strong wind and quickly moving weather systems.  We left East Telegraph Bay on Three Hummock Island after a Westerly gale eased, and had a beautiful sail to Stanley, a fishing village on the far North West coast of…

Rugged shores of Hunter Island

Fleurieu Islands Exploration

We have spent a week at the Hunter islands, properly called Fleurieu Group, moving from anchorage to anchorage and alternating between Hunter and Three Hummock Islands depending on the wind direction.  At last we have felt in cruising mode: short sails, new discoveries, plenty of walks and scrambles ashore on sunny days, and time for…


Cruise Decision Made: It’s Plan B

We are weathering another nasty storm at the Hunter Group. With the highly changeable, unstable and strong weather we have been experiencing, we have decided not to venture down the West Coast and attempt the lap around Tasmania this time. We are deferring this adventure till after we have stopped working, so we can choose…