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 a more settled time of year (February to April) and have no time constraints. So Plan B has been invoked: a Bass Strait Circumnavigation. We can now enjoy another six weeks of cruising unhurriedly and do what our boat’s name suggests: Take It Easy.
So this is now the itinerary: When the nasty weather has passed, we will explore the Hunter Group a bit more then head for the Northern coast of Tasmania. Stanley, Rocky Cape, Devonport, Port Sorrell or George Town, Foster Inlet are possible stopping points along the way. Then the beautiful cruising grounds of the Furneaux Group and Flinders Island, circled on the map, offer an endless supply or pristine and uncrowded anchorages. Deal island may or may not follow, before we head back to Lakes Entrance. Plenty of time to explore without rushing. The pressure is off.