Author Archives: Lois Ryan
Mar
18
2011

Hobart. Yes, the round Tasmania cruise, at least for those of us aboard Emeritus 2 is at an end. We awoke to a perfect morning at Recherche, and I found myself wondering why on earth the French ever left Tasmania. … Continue reading

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Mar
17
2011

Family and work commitments drive us to pull the pin on the delights of Port Davey at the very first opportunity for a good passage back to the south-east. Heck, if not we could be waiting another week or two … Continue reading

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Mar
16
2011

Port Davey, Day 27, 14th March….. Having spent some time in search of, and in vain, for Critchley Parker’s grave when we visited Port Davey two years ago we vowed to make a second attempt. His story is tragic, but … Continue reading

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Mar
16
2011

Only 35 miles from Hobart, and I’ve just been handed a cup of tea with the solemn words that this signifies the end of the ocean-going part of our journey. We are entering the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. But the joy of … Continue reading

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Mar
13
2011

Schooner Cove, Port Davey. The Pilot Bay mossies were a hungry mob, and with around 6 boats at anchor at any one time during the night they had plenty of fast food outlets from which to choose. I set to … Continue reading

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Mar
11
2011

Pilot Bay (Dad, the nearest you will find on the map is Strahan). After a crew change yesterday, we had a leisurely evening and caught up with most of the other VLDC boats as they arrived in town for the … Continue reading

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Mar
10
2011

Beyond Strahan, by water this time. An amazing couple of days – the history, the scenery, the calm, the air, the water. Again I felt very blessed to see it all, with friends, and in our own time. The Gordon … Continue reading

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Mar
10
2011

Strahan. Being tied up alongside the beaut fishing boat ‘Elizabeth’ has provided us a box seat for all the comings and goings of cruise participants anchored in Strahan Harbour. Once again it’s been great to say g’day to fellow circumnavigators … Continue reading

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Mar
08
2011

Strahan – heading for Kelly Basin (the same person after whom Kelly’s Steps are named in Salamanca, Hobart – clearly he got around a bit…but no time for history lessons now). Due to our boating schedule, and our social commitments … Continue reading

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Mar
06
2011

Strahan, West Coast. The past 24 hours have been intense, but along the lines of a very old movie title, ‘if this is Sunday it must be Strahan’. And a very sunny, ice-cream licking location it is. We are tied … Continue reading

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