Author Archives: Greg Clarke
Aug
13
2011

Tasmanian Rob Pennicott is currently circumnavigating Australia raising funds for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. He and his crew have been steering their two expedition dinghies more than two months. Having reached South Australia, after a mammoth crossing of the … Continue reading

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Aug
09
2011

Degustation ranges from sashimi grade tuna tartar, crayfish cannaloni, heritage pork belly and seared duck breast. The duo of Cape Grim beef (a perfectly red eye-fillet twinned with a braised, no less tender fillet of cheek) and the Derwent Valley raspberry parfait inspired lick-the-plate ideas. Continue reading

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Aug
08
2011

There is snow on Mt Roland (at least there was during a visit in July). It has also been drizzled over the peaks beside it and the breadth of snow gives the range a fluky hint of the French Alps. … Continue reading

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Jul
28
2011

Cadel Evans, who this week became Australia’s first winner of the Tour de France, isn’t the only fella who looks good in yellow. Tasmanian Rob Pennicott is on a circumnavigation of Australia. He and his crew are raising funds for … Continue reading

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Jul
01
2011

Imagine, just for a moment, that you were planning a voyage around Australia. First, it could be easy to imagine you might need some boating skills. You’d probably also need to counter a long list of potential hazards. Would getting … Continue reading

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Jun
30
2011

Christmas is still a way off but there is a way you can taste some of its sweetest flavours. Hints of plum pudding or Christmas cake are found in Bill Lark’s single malt whisky. The whisky developed by Bill and … Continue reading

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Jun
23
2011

It’s day 23 of Rob Pennicott’s circumnavigation of Australia to raise funds for polio eradication. He and his crew and their two yellow dinghies have crossed the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Tassie tourism operator won’t ever be much further north … Continue reading

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Jun
09
2011

Tassie tourism operator Rob Pennicott is closing in on Yapoon, in Queensland, on his three-month circumnavigation of Australia. Pennicott is out to raise millions of dollars for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. It’s day nine of the voyage. At the … Continue reading

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Jun
06
2011

Many of the locals in the north-east, around St Helens, Falmouth and Scamander and Weldborough, St Marys and Derby have seen enough rain for this year. In fact they’re still waiting for summer. While the word is it might not … Continue reading

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May
31
2011

The circumnavigation is a three-month fund raising replica of the cruise which Travel + Leisure has described as one of the world’s 100 Greatest Trips. Continue reading

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